Australia is currently being ravaged by bushfires that spread across the country as the regular bushfire season took an unexpected and severe turn. Unfortunately, so far an estimated 8.4 million hectares (21 million acres; 84,000 square kilometres; 32,000 square miles) were lost to flames, alongside 2,500 buildings (including over 1,900 houses). The fires took lives of 25 people (as of 5 January 2020) and there are more gruesome losses of life as it is feared that an estimated billion animals were killed or will die due to starvation and loss of habitat caused by the flames.

Many people responded to Australia's dire situation, offering everything from thoughts and prayers to support and donations. Amongst millions of others, celebrities also chimed in and encouraged others to help and donate. While celebs like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton urged their millions of followers to donate, others decided to lead by example as they put out real numbers and how they donated to encourage others to follow their suit. If you spotted a favorite celebrity making a donation as well, comment and let us know about their good deeds!

You can donate to help the relief efforts by clicking on the links of individual funds pages: Red Cross Disaster, NSW Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire Service.

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Comedian Celeste Barber Raised $31,705,797 In Donations (As Of January 8)

Comedian Celeste Barber Raised $31,705,797 In Donations (As Of January 8)

Celeste Barber Report

Ellie
Community Member
1 year ago

WOAH....it's more than what everyone else has given combined.

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DONATE TO HER FUNDRAISING: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/10157671223743418

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Dana Jane Minter
Community Member
1 year ago

It's over $45 million now

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

Celeste is a hilarious Aussie woman, brave and bold. I wouldn't doubt that she gave all the profit from her recent world tour towards her homeland.

Peta_C
Community Member
1 year ago

Over 46 MILLION as of Jan 8th!!! Absolute legend, as is every single person who has donated or assisted in any way, shape or form. From a million dollar donation to putting positive energy out into the world, Australians thank you!

Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

Love her

Myxomatosis
Community Member
1 year ago

For those crapping on her, FIREFIGHTERS ARE NOT GETTING PAID BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT. *SHE IS PAYING THEM.*

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

exactly!!!!!!! The MAJORITY of the firefighters, especially in rural / small town areas, are VOLUNTEERS, who take unpaid time off of work, in order to save the homes / farms of *other* people (often, while they themselves are losing their own homes to fire). Seriously, people need to stop crapping on those who are *doing* something to help, because it doesn't fulfil their idea of what 'help' should be. She has raised almost $50,000,000, and people are bitching about it? FFS.

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

She is up to 45 million now...epic

Yunayi Ochoa Garcia
Community Member
8 months ago

eat well IMG_202004...8b21a4.jpg IMG_20200417_133334-5ea31948b21a4.jpg

natasha P.
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

Doing what? That's very impressive! Bravo!

Estee Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Love her <3

the Ehrenbergs
Community Member
1 year ago

Out-fricking-standing Celeste!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 year ago

amazing

Kenneth Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd never heard of her - but she is amazing to have raised so much for so many

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing!!! Thank you so much...

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 year ago

Such an epic effort, thank you so much

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

HOW YOU CAN DONATE VIA HER: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/10157671223743418

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

She is working directly with Rural Fire Services, to ensure the money is shared amongst the multiple states of Australia that are fighting fires, and to other supporting charities like the Red Cross, who offer support that the RFS don't / can't do (eg clothing and shelter for those who lost homes etc).

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Daniel Campeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Love you for your efforts.

Storm Rise
Community Member
1 year ago

You wonderful, wonderful woman! <3

Keely Major
Community Member
1 year ago

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE.I'm so SICK of celebrities donating a pittance compared to their Salary and "starting up" a funding page. Donate MORE you fucking cunts. Some billionaire donates a Million Dollars starts up a funding page, then take the glory for the "average wage" people donating their last penny to that page, and then they take the glory. Your donation is FUCK ALL in comparison to what "NORMAL" folk are donating. If all the Millionaires / billionaires banded together, this would be sorted by now. Arrogant wankers, throwing peanuts at the peasants, and expecting us to be grateful. THIS WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY BOOKS. And that's the best you can do, with you billions of pounds. FUCK YOU ALL!

Liz Mosby
Community Member
1 year ago

Raised, not out of her own pocket.. which is still amazing, just not the same as giving it herself.

Charlotte Dupre
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1 year ago

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Raising is not like donating

Emowankinemo
Community Member
1 year ago

Who cares? She has raised $40mil how much have you raised asshole? We need help, she helped.

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#2

Chris Hemsworth And His Family Donated $1,000,000

Chris Hemsworth And His Family Donated $1,000,000

chrishemsworth Report

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

The good guys.

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#3

Alecia Beth Moore (P!nk) Donated $500,000

Alecia Beth Moore (P!nk) Donated $500,000

pink Report

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

And she's not even Australian.

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#4

Elton John Pledged $1,000,000

Elton John Pledged $1,000,000

eltonjohn Report

Roger Bird
Community Member
1 year ago

No one could give away that much money and it not be sincere.

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#5

Actress Rebel Wilson Raised $100,000 By Auctioning A Private Lunch Date

Actress Rebel Wilson Raised $100,000 By Auctioning A Private Lunch Date

rebelwilson Report

Christopher T. Loranger
Community Member
1 year ago

IN other words Rebel Wilson donated maybe 2 hours of her time and no money.

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#6

Russell Crowe Donated $105,000 Directly To RFS Captain John Lardner. The Actor Previously Auctioned Rabbitohs' Cap And Raised $400,000

Russell Crowe Donated $105,000 Directly To RFS Captain John Lardner. The Actor Previously Auctioned Rabbitohs' Cap And Raised $400,000

russellcrowe Report

Water Bottle
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice!

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#7

Kylie Minogue And Her Family Donated $500,000

Kylie Minogue And Her Family Donated $500,000

kylieminogue Report

#8

Actor Dacre Montgomery Raised Over $250,000 Through Donations

Actor Dacre Montgomery Raised Over $250,000 Through Donations

dacremontgomery Report

Mollyyy
Community Member
1 year ago

This guys is just so awesome

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#9

Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban Donated $500,000

Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban Donated $500,000

Gage Skidmore Report

John McVie
Community Member
1 year ago

As we say in my family: It's not important what you do, it's important that you do!

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#10

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic Matched Sharapova's $17k Donation

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic Matched Sharapova's $17k Donation

djokernole Report

Rodrigo Villa
Community Member
8 months ago

Djokovic, thank you for your help. I admire you.

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#11

Australian Youtuber Muselk Raised More Than $125,000 Through Donations

Australian Youtuber Muselk Raised More Than $125,000 Through Donations

mrmuselk Report

Mollyyy
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the pic of the nerf gun

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#12

Singer Dami Im And Her Husband Noah Donated $10,000

Singer Dami Im And Her Husband Noah Donated $10,000

damiim Report

Peta_C
Community Member
1 year ago

Standing in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. Brilliant performer.

#13

Ash Barty Promised To Donate The Prize Money ($360,000) If She Wins The Brisbane International

Ash Barty Promised To Donate The Prize Money ($360,000) If She Wins The Brisbane International

ashbarty Report

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope whoever wins any final in the current tournament will do the same.

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#14

Maria Sharapova Pledged $17,400

Maria Sharapova Pledged $17,400

mariasharapova Report

Jim Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

What about https://twitter.com/lilearthangelk She has raised over $100,000 so far with her nude for donation She should be listed as a celeb

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#15

Billionaire Justin Hemmes Donated $500,000 To The RFS

Billionaire Justin Hemmes Donated $500,000 To The RFS

justinhemmes Report

Linda Matheny
Community Member
1 year ago

He's a billionaire and that's all the money he donated???

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#16

Kylie Jenner Reportedly Donated $1,000,000

Kylie Jenner Reportedly Donated $1,000,000

kyliejenner Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The word reportedly is not a good thing here. I'd like to believe she did this.

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