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Russell Crowe hands over cheques to RFS Captain John Ladner

Russell Crowe’s Cap Raises Over $400k for Firefighters

Over $400,000 has now been raised for Aussie firefighters thanks to Russell Crowe, his sweaty Rabbitohs cap and three billionaire entrepreneurs!

The hat was sold during a Twitter auction to Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes who bid $100,000 (US $68k)

“Sign it ‘Today is the day’ and add your name…then find a kid affected by the bushfires and make his day by giving him the hat,” Cannon-Brookes tweeted just before the bidding closed.

Crowe who had earlier vowed to match the donation, raised the overall total to $200,000 before Scott Farquhar, also an Atlassian co-founder, announced he would donate $100,000 along with Ryan Smith co-founder of Qualtrics who also contributed the same amount.

As it turned out, Russell Crowe ended up donating $105,000 because, as he puts it, he “can’t count”:

Who would’ve thought, a sweaty, dirty Souths cap could do so much good?

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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