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      11-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Bubajay
Well just for comparison, Dwyane Wade is donating his salary from tonight's game to the relief effort. He makes $210,000 a game. I think for a big time athlete like him, he could've easily donated $1mil, but $210,000 is pretty generous from one person, contrary to other celebrity donations. However, how can a company as big as BMW "only" donate $1mil? That's a cheap publicity gesture. The BMW brand gets more support from public, and they don't even see a dent in the wallet. I'm not saying they HAVE to see a dent in their wallet because at the end of the day they are donating, but how much can $1mil honestly do? SMH
I've got to agree, especially considering the US market is the one bright spot in BMW sales lately. China sales are contracting and Europe is even worse. We're basically keeping their growth going so I don't think it's unreasonable to think they could have given a little more.