Home Celebrity Brad, Angelina Gave $1 Million to Eradicate TB in Ethiopia

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.


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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