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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to put their money where they say it will go. Their Jolie-Pitt Foundation donated just under $1million in 2012 to eradicate tuberculosis in Ethiopia. The foundation made three separate donations of $500k, $300K, and $166K to centers named for their children in  that country.

That’s not all: Jolie-Pitt made a total of $1.7 million in donations for 2012. The other beneficiaries included $200,000 to Drury University Hospital in Missouri for their pediatric cancer center named for Jane Pitt, Brad’s mother; and $100,000 for Sean Penn’s Haiti relief fund. They also gave over $100.000 to organizations in Sarajevo.

The couple weren’t the only ones to donate money to their foundation in 2012. Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop donated $100,000 to Jolie-Pitt. International jeweler Asprey gave $25,725. Pitt’s private Chivan company kicked in $150,000.

Jolie-Pitt Foundation– which ended 2012 with $2.3 million in total assets- is as straightforward as you can get for a celebrity foundation. Madonna could take a lesson from them.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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