Monday, May 27, 2024

Global Citizen Hires High Powered, Highly Paid Exec to…Raise Money for the Poor? No…Produce More Expensive Rock Concerts? Yes


People still don’t get it. Global Citizen is about money and rock concerts. It has nothing to do with poverty, charity, or hunger.

This morning this sketchy tax free boondoggle announced they have hired Lee Rolontz as SVP of Broadcast and Events. They didn’t hire her to get money or food to poor people. No, her job is to produce more expensive rock concerts.

Rolontz, with 20 years on her resume at I Heart Radio and Viacom/VH-1, will undoubtedly receive a high six figure salary and an expense account.

She will join an organization that already is paying its top two execs $400,000-plus a year. And claimed total salaries in 2017 of $9 million.

Yet, as I’ve written before, Global Citizen’s only job is to “raise awareness” about poverty and hunger. And to fly rock stars around the world.

It’s nice work, if you can get it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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