Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, fiancee to donate $100M for Maui relief

Jeff Bezos and fiancee Lauren Sanchez
Jeff Bezos and fiancee Lauren Sanchez
Published: Aug. 11, 2023 at 2:50 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 11, 2023 at 2:53 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fiancee Lauren Sanchez announced they’ll donate $100 million to Maui wildfire relief efforts.

“Jeff and I are heartbroken by what’s happening in Maui. We are thinking of the families that have lost so much and a community that has been left devastated,” Sanchez wrote.

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The couple says the money will be used to help Maui get back on its feet over the next years.

Bezos owns a compound on Maui reportedly worth $78 million.

Meanwhile, pro golfer Colin Morikawa said he’ll donate $1,000 each time he makes a birdie on the PGA Tour this month.

Morikawa said his grandfather used to own a restaurant along the historic Front Street in Lahaina called “The Morikawa Restaurant.”

He will determine where the funds go as the “situation evolves.”