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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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  • groundcontrol

    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.

  • Frenchy

    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.

  • lorena frnaco


  • watever

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


    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!


  • wacky

    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.

  • meehan khan

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

  • meehan khan

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

  • soysauce

    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!!

  • the_original_nika

    go girl


    she’s perfect !

  • what it is

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

  • what it is

    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….

  • SandraSweden

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

  • Miapocca

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

  • Shelly

    Plus she is attending college this year!

  • alessandrajordan

    I love SHAKIRA>

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

    Shes AWESOME.

  • http://shakira ludis

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

  • http://shakira ludis

    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


    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 …. :)

  • rui

    i love u shakira!!!

    viva shakira!!!

  • Scooter

    You guys hate her as much as me!!! Go to and spread the word about this lack of talent!!!

  • James

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