Hawaiians reach out to famous billionaire residents Oprah, Jeff Bezos for aid with fires

By Jen Krausz on
 August 12, 2023

Residents of Maui, Hawaii are reaching out to millionaires and billionaires who live on the island to help with what will be a massive rebuilding effort after wildfires torched the entire city of Lahaina and a few other small areas of the island.

Jeff Bezos and his fiancée Lauren Sanchez own a $78 million estate on Maui and have said they plan to contribute to rebuilding efforts.

Oprah Winfrey owns three properties on the island but has not committed to any donations so far.

Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame had his popular restaurant burn to the ground in Lahaina and said he prays for his staff and their families and the rest of the community during this time.

Jason Momoa and Bette Midler also live in Hawaii and already have fundraising pages up on their social sites.

The fire has killed at least 80 people with hundreds more missing, and an estimated 1,700 buildings were burned,