Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Celebrity Status and Generosity

Personally, I'm not a big fan of either Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt. But I can respect what Jolie, and now Pitt are trying to do in terms of leveraging their celebrity status for the greater good. Jolie serves as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. But beyond that, she also puts her money where her mouth is. According to Forbes magazine, Jolie is one of the 10 most generous celebrities in Hollywood.

And now, in an effort to circumvent the paparazzi, Jolie and Pitt "plan to distribute photographs of their newborn daughter, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, with profits going to a charity aiding African children." You can read more about the Brangelina pics here.

To whom much is given, much will be required. It's a principle that few people live by these days. So, it's inspiring to hear stories about people who are.

1 comment:

SMB said...

I read somewhere that Angelina lives on 1/3 of her income, saves 1/3, and gives the remaining 1/3 to charity. I don't normally spout celebrity trivia, but that stuck with me.