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.

#1

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
6 months ago

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

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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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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

Saint Victoria
Community Member
6 months ago

Another reason to love this man even more

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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
6 months 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
2 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago (edited)

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

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