People have donated over one billion dollars to help rebuild the Notre Dame in Paris. The 850-year-old cathedral was damaged in a on Monday. The UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most cultural buildings in France. Wealthy people from all over France and around the world have given of millions of dollars to help restore the cathedral to its glory. French president Emmanuel Macron told the in a televised address that he would make sure the reconstruction would be finished within five years. This would be in for the opening of the Paris Olympics in 2024. However, architects say it could take to rebuild the world-famous .
Some of the that are handing over are French billionaires. They include the of the luxury brand Louis Vuitton and the cosmetics company L'Oreal. The French company Total is also pledging 100 million euros. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted that his company would donate an amount. He said: "We are heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for Notre Dame is a symbol of hope. Relieved that everyone is safe. Apple will be donating to the rebuilding to help restore Notre Dame's precious for future generations." However, many people are asking the money would be better spent on helping the world's .