Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Gave US$8M to Charity

News cameras have captured Brad Pitt building homes in New Orleans, US and now US federal tax filings for the Jolie Pitt Foundation have documented the good works that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are doing behind the scenes.

They gave more than US$8 million in donations in 2006, with Pitt putting in $4,402,317, and Jolie donating $4,123,613, the Huffington Post reports, citing newly released federal tax filings.In terms of dispensing their funds, according to records for 2006, the foundation handed out $2,367,935 to both Doctors Without Borders (International Division) and to the Global Action for Children.

Additional gifts included $137,935 to the Namibia Red Cross Action Program (their daughter Shiloh was born in the African country); $100,000 to the Daniel Pearl Foundation (the late journalist's widow, Marianne Pearl, was played by Jolie in A Mighty Heart); $100,000 to Global Green U.S.A. and to the Epidermolysis Bulloma Medical Research Foundation.

In addition, $20,000 went to an art park in Los Angeles, as did separate $5,000 donations to two orphanages that Jolie had visited

Angelina Jolie-expecting twins, was seen showing off her growing baby bump during a stop at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Austin, Texas, this month (See pic above). The actress and her family have been in Texas as Brad Pitt continues work on his movie "Tree of Life".
The Jolie-Pitt family currently consists of Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 1.

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