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    Billionaire 'Twiggy' Forrest donates $70m for bushfire fund

    Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has made a donation of $70 million in the wake of the bushfire crisis.
    The major donation will go into a fire fund from his non-profit organisation Minderoo Foundation.
    The $70 million fund is "designed to not only respond to the ongoing crisis and rebuild communities, but to establish long-term resilience by funding research into and applying new techniques in fire and disaster relief," the Foundation said in a statement.
    "Through the smoke there will be hope."
    Andrew Forrest is one of Australia's richest people.
    Andrew Forrest is one of Australia's richest people. (Trevor Collens)
    How you can donate to the bushfire appeal
    Ten million dollars will be allocated to restoring essential infrastructure, hubs and community assets in areas ravaged by bushfires.
    The fund will also bring leading experts together to develop a "globally relevant national blueprint for fire and disaster relief".
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    "With incredible courage and determination, Australians have united to help those devastated by these bushfires," Mr Forrest said in Perth this morning.
    "We recognise that we don't have all the answers, but we want to understand what communities need and do our bit to help them."

    Crews work to contain bushfire which closed the Princes Highway south of Ulladulla on Sunday, January 5. (AAP)
    One of Australia's richest people, Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest made his fortune as the boss of Fortescue Metals.
    He has since become perhaps Australia's most prominent philanthropist, dedicating millions towards addressing indigenous disadvantage and ending modern slavery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volvo View Post
    Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has made a donation of $70 million in the wake of the bushfire crisis.......

    His estimated wealth is about $13 billion.
    Impossible not to admire this bloke and his family immensely - for most folks anyway, Cameron.

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    Well done Twiggy. I like the $70m, where have I heard him float that figure about before

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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    Well done Twiggy. I like the $70m, where have I heard him float that figure about before
    Its not $70 million. He gave the majority of it to himself


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    FFS, bloke makes a donation and he still gets flak.

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    I know I’ve been reading all these comments on Facebook that are all so negative!! Seriously WTF!! Tall poppy syndrome at its finest 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    I know I’ve been reading all these comments on Facebook that are all so negative!! Seriously WTF!! Tall poppy syndrome at its finest 🤔
    Yep take no notice of student activist organisations they are as credible and stupid as the RA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    I know I’ve been reading all these comments on Facebook that are all so negative!! Seriously WTF!! Tall poppy syndrome at its finest 🤔
    It's usually small minded wanker who attempt to cut down truly small poppies. That post confirms exactly what I thought about our resident wanker.

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    Yeah I dont care for the picture, i just posted it showing what is being said. Donating to yourself is poor form though haha. But fair game $20 mil is a decent donation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    It's usually small minder wanker who attempt to cut down truly small poppies. That post confirms exactly what I thought about our resident wanker.
    I didnt make that picture up you toolbag. I posted it showing what was being said. Not too dissimilar to myself posting all of Izzys douchebag tweets. The thing is mate is that you are the resident wanker, the jokes on you. Your contribution here is like running nails down a chalk board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaRTAN View Post
    I didnt make that picture up you toolbag. I posted it showing what was being said. Not too dissimilar to myself posting all of Izzys douchebag tweets. The thing is mate is that you are the resident wanker, the jokes on you. Your contribution here is like running nails down a chalk board.
    What makes you think that comment was about you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fulvio sammut View Post
    Yep, pay yer taxes and let Smoko decide how to spend the money .... oh, wait ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Impossible not to admire this bloke and his family immensely - for most folks anyway, Cameron. !3 Bills . Wasn't it a lousy 4.5 when the Force were boned? Just WOW.
    I know he made 4.5 million in dividends from fmg that year.....

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    Talking about generous donations; fantastic effort by Nick Kyrgios. ATP lists his career earnings at $8.2 mill. Plus endorsements which are probably not a whole lot in his case. Taking out tax and expenses makes a 200K donation look pretty impressive.

    Playing really well too ATM.

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