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Shakira's $40 Million Donation

Shakira's $40 Million Donation

Her hips don’t rest and, it seems, neither does her power to do good!

Shakira meets with Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall Thursday to announce a $40 million donation she’s making to aid relief efforts in earth-quake-ravaged Peru and hurricane-stricken Nicaragua. The gift is from a foundation co-created by the Columbian native — The Latin America for Solidarity Foundation.

$5 additional million will be spent on health and education in four Latin American countries. And on Saturday, Shakzilla will also host a discussion on youth activism at the Clinton Global Initiative.

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72 Responses to “Shakira's $40 Million Donation”

  1. 1
    Kevin Says:

    Another reason to love Shakira :D

  2. 2
    Mona Says:

    She looks a lot like Beyonce. But Beyonce is prettier.

  3. 3
    http://blacktennispros.blogspot.com Says:

    I do believe THAT amount constitutes a SIZEABLE donation.

  4. 4
    nanana Says:

    WOW…..

  5. 5
    Natalie Says:

    LOVE her. She is beautiful inside & out.

  6. 6
    samara Says:

    wow! iam look at her in different way now. you go girl!

  7. 7
    chuchi Says:

    Why she don’t tell her boyfriend to give us (all the people from Argentina) all the money that them steal since his father was president????????????????? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy???????????

  8. 8
    lilo Says:

    great! but how is she thEn?

  9. 9
    liz Says:

    Wow, that is amazing!

  10. 10
    pipi Says:

    You should get your info straight Jared. The money’s not just from her, its from a big group of Latin American entertainers and organizations, she was only making the announcement since she’s a co-founder of the group.

  11. 11
    Miapocca Says:

    Now who the heck is JOLIE./..pitiful 100s being given to corrupt A governments

    40 big ones in the right place at the right time don’t lie!!!

    She got my vote doe world president!!!

  12. 12
    Brazilian fan Says:

    she’s a wonderful person inside ‘n out sooooo touchy ^^

  13. 13
    danh Says:

    She doesn’t have that much money to give people get real! She’s only making announcement on behalf of a whole group.

  14. 14
    WOWOWOWO Says:

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. 15
    Jessica Says:

    Mm…I don´t like her at all!!

  16. 16
    SILVIA Says:

    SHE IS SO CUTE AND SWEET. GO SHAKIRA

  17. 17
    nanana Says:

    9 pipi : 09/28/2007 at 5:30 pm

    You should get your info straight Jared. The money’s not just from her, its from a big group of Latin American entertainers and organizations, she was only making the announcement since she’s a co-founder of the group.
    ====================================

    So, how much she did donate from her OWN pocket?

  18. 18
    angel Says:

    IM FROM PERU AND THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST EVERYTHING INCLUDING THEIR ENTIRE FAMILIES IN THIS EARTHQUAKE. GOD BLESS HER AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT IS HELPING US OVERCOME THIS DISASTER.

  19. 19
    COALHARBOURQT Says:

    9 pipi : 09/28/2007 at 5:30 pm
    _______________________________
    What part of “The gift is from a FOUNDATION she helped co-create” did you guys not understand??? Reading comprehension is severely lacking it seems. Of course it isn’t 40 million straight from her own pocket – she isn’t THAT rich.

    Somehow I doubt Shakira has ANYTHING to do with money connected to her boyfriend’s father.

    Another wonderful woman making a difference in the world today – BRAVA SHAKIRA! Her hips don’t lie cuz she’s walking the walk, just like Angie and Brad.

  20. 20
    lory Says:

    Wow! She’s amazing to give so much money for those in need! In my eyes, she even better than Angelina Jolie.

  21. 21
    COALHARBOURQT Says:

    10 Miapocca : 09/28/2007 at 5:30 pm
    _______________________________
    It’s not 40 big ones out of her own pocket but from a GROUP that participates in a foundation. I have no doubt that her contribution is sizeable. You rock Shakira!

  22. 22
    Deb Says:

    12 danh : 09/28/2007 at 5:36 pm
    She doesn’t have that much money to give people get real! She’s only making announcement on behalf of a whole group.

    ________________________________

    She made twice that much on her last album – Yes she has that much money. Britany brings in $737,000.00 a month on royalities. The pop, Rap and, rock and roll bands like U2 are worth Hundred of millions.
    That’s why they are richer then movie stars like Jolie, Pitt and Cruise but, not Oprah.

  23. 23
    SHAKI FAN Says:

    Hey Jared! Love the fact that you’re posting on Shakira’s good deeds. Only thing: it is spelt COLOMBIAN (with an “O”) and not COLUMBIAN ;-)

  24. 24
    Yes Says:

    She also has more class then Angelina!!!

  25. 25
    joan Says:

    i have to say,i’m astonished.she’s such a beautiful talented person,and such a smart girl too.i’m so glad she’s being so generious

  26. 26
    JANET Says:

    WATCH OUT ANGELINA.
    SHAKIRA ROCKS!
    I NEW THERE WAS SOMETHING
    I LOVED ABOUT HER.

  27. 27
    Francophile Says:

    Shakira has always been one of those stars aware of the problem of the world.

    Her background as a Colombian with the problems of her country (drug mafia, violence and huge corruption) and her heritahge as partly arab has always make her more prone to be sensitive to global issue such as hatred, violence, poverty, ect.

    She is also a very smart, articulate, humble and multiligual person.

  28. 28
    Nona Says:

    BRAVO SHAKIRA! You’re beautiful inside and out! Deb, grow up. Shakira may not be big in the U.S. but she’s HUGE in Latin America and other parts of the world. Check Billboard’s stats for something other than Pop and you’d know that. And can we pleez stop with the Angelina comparisons. Is it possible to have one post that’s entirely about someone else’s good deed that doesn’t involve Angelina? Geez.

  29. 29
    Nona Says:

    Sorry Deb, that swipe should have been directed at Danh.

  30. 30
    K-os Says:

    Money is not all thats needed, especially regarding development. Offering one’s time and activism is also greatly needed, maybe more so when you are of celebrity status. Thats where Angelina excels. She has become a great spokesperson for a wonderful organization. Just because someone else donates a sum of greater monetary value then her should not diminish any of her altruistic achievements and relentless advocation regarding refugees. In the end, I applaud BOTH women as the are BOTH examples of the leadership that is needed in this world to bring about effective and tangible change.

    In short, don’t compare the two as if its a competition and relegate one as a saint and the other as a wannabe.

  31. 31
    mpa Says:

    i don’t hate her at all and it is very nice from her but why is she announcing it? can’t she keep that private

  32. 32
    quiet no more Says:

    yay!

    the global community is on it’s way to improvement! Its quite exciting to see women.. like Shakira helping to change the world now these are the stories we need to show to little girls not ones about how getting “revenger plastic surgery” is ok… or having nude photos, or having having pictures of our private parts taken because they havent put on underwear, or going to rehab getting out getting a DUI and going to rehab again!

    Thank you Shakira and all the other celebs that are good examples…. a great reminder that the good in people still lives!

  33. 33
    ref Says:

    21 Deb : 09/28/2007 at 6:23 pm

    12 danh : 09/28/2007 at 5:36 pm
    She doesn’t have that much money to give people get real! She’s only making announcement on behalf of a whole group.

    ________________________________

    She made twice that much on her last album – Yes she has that much money. Britany brings in $737,000.00 a month on royalities. The pop, Rap and, rock and roll bands like U2 are worth Hundred of millions.
    That’s why they are richer then movie stars like Jolie, Pitt and Cruise but, not Oprah.

    tom cruise’s wealth is estimated at $450 million he is definitely richer than shakira or britney

  34. 34
    ntt Says:

    That’s awesome, Shakira. It’s good to hear about a celebrity doing good.

  35. 35
    black Says:

    Now that´s something!

    Less talk- more money!

    Angie and Brad if you´re here you should listen!

  36. 36
    marina Says:

    I do not think things like this should be kept private. They ARE RAISING money, they have foundations dedicated to this it is what they have to do, create awareness, tell others to help too, not just lazily sit there, criticizing those who are doing something. I cannot compare. Angie and Brad and many others maybe have focused more parts in Asia or Africa right now, and others like shakira are trying to help people in need in our continent.
    If there were more people like them helping, this would be a better world. Instead of talking only about looks, tabloids and who is better, we could help more, there is disasters in man places. Choose your deed, it has to be something that you believe in.

    That’s what they are promoting too, they must not keep good things like this quiet.

  37. 37
    remember da truth Says:

    I was waiting for someone to be stupid enough to say “keep it private”. The point is to bring AWARENESS, which doesn’t happen if it’s kept private, does it? By talking about the Peruvians who are in need, and showing what can be done for them, others now know about it and more aid can come in.

    Not talking about problems and ignoring them is how tragedies like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and the current situation in Darfur were able to occur under our noses. By talking about how New Orleans is still not where it should be is how people will not forget about them and Habitat for Humanity and Pitt’s Global Green Initiative are able to get donations to help where the government has failed. By talking about the Taliban is how we know there is a long way to go for women’s rights in the Middle East and practices there are being modernized.

    To announce the donation and what it is for is to let the world know that people are suffering and need our help, and if you know of no other way to help, at least now you know one organization you can donate to which is focused on that problem.

  38. 38
    oooo Says:

    “The money’s not just from her, its from a big group of Latin American entertainers and organizations, she was only making the announcement since she’s a co-founder of the group.”
    TY for that! now it all makes sense, i was wondering how she could afford to make a 40 mill donation on her own!

  39. 39
    opy Says:

    “10 pipi : 09/28/2007 at 5:30 pm

    You should get your info straight Jared. The money’s not just from her, its from a big group of Latin American entertainers and organizations, she was only making the announcement since she’s a co-founder of the group.”

    you’re right

    here is the proof

    http://img151.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=12211_shakiracelebutopia23_122_1130lo.jpg

  40. 40
    andrea Says:

    She can afford it. Shakira has been singing in spanish for a long time. Oh and Jared u spelled colombia wrong… Its colombia not columbia!!!!

  41. 41
    2 Says:

    no it is not all from her
    here is the proof
    http://img156.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=12262_shakiracelebutopia24_122_969lo.jpg

  42. 42
    Ally Says:

    WOW! 40 million dollars??? she is a great person!

  43. 43
    wow Says:

    that is sooo wonderful!!! I am so happy celebs like her exists

  44. 44
    Fug Face Man!ston Says:

    impressive.

    ballinggggg lol

  45. 45
    sowhat? Says:

    FINALLY some one who does humanatarian work and does not need to use the BACK DOOR!

  46. 46
    lylian Says:

    37 remember da truth : 09/28/2007 at 7:37 pm
    I was waiting for someone to be stupid enough to say “keep it private”. The point is to bring AWARENESS, which doesn’t happen if it’s kept private, does it? By talking about the Peruvians who are in need, and showing what can be done for them, others now know about it and more aid can come in.

    Not talking about problems and ignoring them is how tragedies like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and the current situation in Darfur were able to occur under our noses. By talking about how New Orleans is still not where it should be is how people will not forget about them and Habitat for Humanity and Pitt’s Global Green Initiative are able to get donations to help where the government has failed. By talking about the Taliban is how we know there is a long way to go for women’s rights in the Middle East and practices there are being modernized.

    To announce the donation and what it is for is to let the world know that people are suffering and need our help, and if you know of no other way to help, at least now you know one organization you can donate to which is focused on that problem.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ITA. Both Shakira and the Jolie Pitts are doing what needs to be done, raising awareness of the problem. There are more than 30 countries in the world which has a GDP per capita of more than US$20k per annum. In total, there are probably approximately 750m people on earth today who can probably donate $1.00 a day – the cost of a starbucks coffee without having to make a sacrifice of anything. If those 750m people donated an average of $1.00, total donation per annum would equal $273b per annum.

    But how do you reach 750m people who can afford to make that donation and get them to make that donation?? Only with the right publicity. Shakira, Brad, Angelina, Bono and on and on it goes. These people are doing what they should – drawing attention, raising awareness.

    There is no need for competition here. We can all do our bit.

  47. 47
    Diama Says:

    she is so generous and so cute!!!!!!!!!

  48. 48
    Get it right Says:

    WATCH OUT ANGELINA.
    SHAKIRA ROCKS!
    I NEW THERE WAS SOMETHING
    I LOVED ABOUT HER.

    I wish the idiots would stop making this a contest between Angelina Jolie. GMAFB, Shakira is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF for awhile now, and she list Angelina as an inspiration to her.

    So this is about helping people in need and I’m so happy Shakira is giving back and getting other Latinos involve too. There is so much suffering in the world that every people is needed.

  49. 49
    mhm Says:

    shakira rocks, she so sweet, and caring i luv her

  50. 50
    Heard Says:

    i thought i was depressed, now i want to kill myself thanks to this cute girl

  51. 51
    groundcontrol Says:

    I don’t care where the money is coming from (even if it’s drug cartel money). Whether is comes out of her own pocket or not is irrelevant. It’s much more important to get others involved and invested in an issue and project rather than paying for it all yourself. That type of joint giving generates much more charity in the end. Shakira’s and her colleagues’ ability to corral this much money is a remarkable achievement. Kudos to her for making great use of her time and energy. She and the Pitts and others like them need to shout from the rooftops about the need in the world and that something can be done if people make the effort.

    I hope Shakira is proud of this effort. She looks thrilled and she deserves to enjoy the giving. And the more publicity the better. Maybe it will motivate others to give and do even if all they want is the publicity -I never care why people do good. Neither do the needy recipients. Just as long as it gets done.

  52. 52
    Frenchy Says:

    The fact that people are comparing Shakira to Angelina instead of others is a sure sign tht Angelina is on everyone’s brain. Why is no one caparing Shakira to Oprah, Leo Dicaprio, Madonna, Paul Newman or fellow singer Alicia Keys?, hmmmm?

    Oh and where are the comments like “why can’t she give ‘quietly’? or “Why must she announce this”? or the ever popular “she’s just doing this for publicity”?

    Congrats to Shakira and the foundation she’s associated with. Welcome to the pilanthropy club sweetie.

  53. 53
    lorena frnaco Says:

    SHAKIRA PERU WANTS TO YOU AND IT THANKS TO YOU…

  54. 54
    watever Says:

    32 quiet no more : 09/28/2007 at 7:12 pm

    yay!

    the global community is on it’s way to improvement! Its quite exciting to see women.. like Shakira helping to change the world now these are the stories we need to show to little girls not ones about how getting “revenger plastic surgery” is ok… or having nude photos, or having having pictures of our private parts taken because they havent put on underwear, or going to rehab getting out getting a DUI and going to rehab again!

    Thank you Shakira and all the other celebs that are good examples…. a great reminder that the good in people still lives!
    __________________________

    ITA

  55. 55
    wacky Says:

    I can’t believe some people are criticizing her, she’s a woman that goes and uses her status as celebrity to raise awareness and do some charity work. Even if she didn’t gave a cent, she’s giving up her personal time in good stuff, with the money she has she could be on vacation or partying all the time(like britney or paris) but instead choses to do some good. I’m sure the people from Peru and Nicaragua will be greatful.

  56. 56
    meehan khan Says:

    shakiraaaa don”””””””””””””””””””””t stop ur hipps. I like it.

  57. 57
    meehan khan Says:

    shakiraaaa don”””””””””””””””””””””t stop ur hipps. I like it.whichever u like hips or shakiraaaaaaa.

  58. 58
    soysauce Says:

    omg mona i agree that as soon as i saw those pics of shakira i thought that there was something that reminded me of beyonce, maybe its the hair?… good work shakira!!

  59. 59
    the_original_nika Says:

    go girl

  60. 60
    http://fixationofshakira.c.la/ Says:

    she’s perfect !

  61. 61
    what it is Says:

    Beautiful. Start the giving train honey. You’re on the right track.

  62. 62
    what it is Says:

    I think everyone needs to remember that money can be used for good or evil – just like any other energy. She’s CHOOSING to do good. That’s good enough for me. Let it start a chain reaction….

  63. 63
    SandraSweden Says:

    Shes from Colombia, not Columbia as in the USA….

  64. 64
    Miapocca Says:

    The reason to annouce developmental funds is so we can keep it above board and demand acocuntablity FOOL!!!

  65. 65
    Shelly Says:

    Plus she is attending college this year!

  66. 66
    alessandrajordan Says:

    I love SHAKIRA>

    She is the sweetest person ever.
    40 Million Dollars WOW. that would take me like 999899856599899966499964699999999999997979989898965456454564564564 yrs to make. =)

    Shes AWESOME.

  67. 67
    ludis Says:

    hey! u text me my phone is 786 259 5541 ok u dont call me ok

  68. 68
    ludis Says:

    hello, my name ludis! how r u? i like ur songs that cool ur dance! u text me please ok my phone is (786)259-5541 ok! i m deaf ok! i m nice meet you1 my favor ur songs! i love u1

  69. 69
    I LOVE YOU Says:

    que buena persona es shakira … donar esa plata la verdad no se a que la dono por que no entiendo ingles … pero la dono y eso es muy bueno … sin duda es muy buen ejemplo …. :)

  70. 70
    rui Says:

    i love u shakira!!!

    viva shakira!!!

  71. 71
    Scooter Says:

    You guys hate her as much as me!!! Go to http://www.updateyourhate.com and spread the word about this lack of talent!!!

  72. 72
    James Says:

    Her net worth right now is 240 million so she has enough money to give.

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