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

Francophile @ 09/28/2007 at 6:52 pm

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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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

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

Now that´s something!

Less talk- more money!

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

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.

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.

“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!

“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

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!!!!

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

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

Fug Face Man!ston @ 09/28/2007 at 8:14 pm

impressive.

ballinggggg lol

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

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.

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

Get it right @ 09/28/2007 at 9:44 pm

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.

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

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

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