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'Hope For Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $58 Million

'Hope For Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $58 Million

The Hope For Haiti Now telethon has raised $58 million toward relief for Haiti disaster victims!

Friday’s star-studded event brought together Hollywood’s best and brightest to support the worthy cause and aired on more than 25 networks.

The Hope For Haiti Now album, comprised of the telethon’s performances, is also #1 on the iTunes charts in more than 18 countries over the weekend, CNN said.

FYI: Sales from iTunes and corporate/large private donations have not yet been added to the $58 million total.

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  • sweetie

    Amazing! :-)

  • Prettigurlz

    That’s awsome they did a great job!!

  • Prettigurlz

    Go Clooney!

  • Prettigurlz

    Go Clooney!

  • Jane

    Clooneys the man.

  • lakers fan in boston

    nice 2 see them have raised a lot of money
    this and how much the netherlands raised should really help haiti out
    heard they raised like 80 million euros 0.0

  • Fritz


  • Nice

    Keep it going. They had a 5.5 aftershock today

  • hottest couple ever

    Good Man….that is fantastic!

  • wonderful

    take that rosie o’donnell. all that talent on the telethon actually brought in the dollars. next time keep your mouth shut

  • LuckyL

    I like humanity right now.

  • lexy

    When will they do Hope for America to help all those in the US without jobs, in need of medical care and whose homes have been foreclosed on?? There are plenty of people right here who need some help!!

  • Magan

    That is so awesome. The company I work for took calls for the program and we raised $2 mil.

  • Malia


  • sony

    great job guys¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ go haiti¡

    please someone can tell me the name of every celebrity who attended the telethon

  • eden

    good job, that’s amazing! What I want to know now is HOW MUCH is going to Haiti disaster relief???

  • Neil


    How about YOU get off the computer and YOU do something about a cause close to YOUR heart, and leave others to practice their good-will as they see it.

  • RaisingChild

    That is great! I wonder how much it will cost to rebuild Port-Au-Prince.

  • donnadonna

    I cant help but notice that if each person in that telecast had given 250 000 each, that it would be close to the amount raised.

  • Ms Anonymous

    The USA needs to help the homeless and hungry in their own country as well as Haiti.

  • Ms Anonymous


    Lexy does make a point. Charity does start at home, too.

  • blue

    @lexy: you really wanna compare what is going on in haiti with that? i’m not even say anything else. it’s comments like yours that make americans look stupid, ignorant and self-centered to the rest of the world.

  • xxx

    58 million for a population on 300 million thats not very good :/

  • Naomi

    The states only raised 58 million?!!?? are you kidding me? Canada has a population of 30 million and canada raised around 19 million. The USA has a population of 300 MILLION! and only 58 million. It makes me sick because every celebrity in that room on those telephones have a net worth of billions and billions of dollars and here they are preaching to the general public to donate when they have 5 houses in different countries in different parts of the world. I mean its nice that brad and angie donated 1 million but considering they make around 20 million or whatever a year that is pretty pathetic.

  • LeviKlein

    @xxx: People do what they can. Money is never enough. The clever thing is to be able to deal with what we have. We all try to help, to do something for Haiti and although we know that the money we raise is never going to be enough, we try and we bring some relief to the victims. It’s better than just sitting in front of the computer and critizing the efforts because “it’s not enough”.

  • jdub

    @lexy: stfu

    anyways, that’s awesome that they made so much money. i felt good after putting in my donation..

    @xxx 58million is A LOT better than nothing. so stop bitching

  • Neil

    @Ms Anonymous:

    Charity may start at home but tell me, why the continual resentment of charity elsewhere? When others are opening their heart and wallet, to make such comments as yours and Lexy’s can only suggest to others that they should instead keep their hearts closed. Such pettiness doesn’t help ANYONE.

  • Anon

    Sorry, we couldn’t do more, George. The rest of the country is poor now. Ask some of the rich stars who pretend to give.

  • mslewis

    George looks exhausted but he pulled off a great telethon and he should be commended. Good for him. The total should just about double when the money for the songs comes in.

    @donnadonna: How do you know that they each didn’t give $250,000? I am certain every celebrity who participated in the telethon also donated money, or will do so soon.

    @Ms Anonymous: There are “lifelines” in the U.S. to help the unemployed and homeless here. We have welfare, food stamps, WIC (for children), shelters for the homeless and organizations that feed the hungry. You cannot say the U.S. doesn’t take care of its own. In the wake of this disaster, Haiti has nothing; people, especially babies, are dying. I can’t believe you would have the nerve to oppose sending help to these people. If citizens of the United States think they are bad off, just spend a few minutes in Haiti and you’re see what poor actually means. We are by no means poor. Just because you can’t buy a new dress or pair of shoes this week, doesn’t mean you are poor. Get your priorities straight and get some perspective.

  • Neil



  • seniordatematch

    I love clooney

  • D-9

    Speaking of charity..

    Watch the video. This is Classic Angelina– she’s always given so much away!

  • lisa

    Thanks Jared.. George should be the face of this event.

    I think this is just awesome for the people of Haiti.. I really hope all the people who gave… no matter the amount, will try and continue to do so.. A few dollars here and there will make a great deal of difference. I signed up for the SOS.. organization.. the children are my main concern. And they will need help for a long time..

    Bravo George/all the celebs that helped/ and clapping loudly for all the wonderful people who gave..

    Especially in these times when so many have so little.. Just a beautiful thing..

  • D-listed
  • Thinking&Destiny

    The purpose of life. That purpose is not merely to find happiness, either here or hereafter. Neither is it to “save” one’s soul. The real purpose of life, the purpose that will satisfy both sense and reason, is this: that each one of us will be progressively conscious in ever higher degrees in being conscious; that is conscious of nature, and in and through and beyond nature. By nature is meant all that one can be made conscious of through the senses.

    You should know that you are not your body: you should know that your body is not you. You should know this because, when you think about it, you realize that your body is very different today from what it was when, in childhood, you first become conscious of it. During the years that you have lived in your body you have been aware that it has been changing: in its passing through its childhood and adolescence and youth, and into its present condition, it has changed greatly. And you recognize that as your body matured there have been gradual changes in your view of the world and your attitude towards life. But throughout these changes you have remained YOU: that is, you have been conscious of yourself as being the same self, the identical I, all the while. Your reflection on this simple truth compels you to realize that you definitely are not and cannot be your body; rather, that your body is a physical organism that you live in; a living nature mechanism that you are operating; an animal that you are trying to understand, to train and master.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    clooney rocks. too bad haiti’s gonna get more money than katrina did.

  • Meg

    This was what the telethon raised, it doesn’t include what the stars themselves have donated!

  • birdie

    Wow! Awesome! What a wonderful way to use celebrity God Bless them.

  • Linda

    Wait for iTune sales. Even buying one track will contribute.
    The album is #1 in 18 countries. It is excellent; far exceeded my expectations seriously. JT’s song is a hit; it’s #2 on US single iTune sales.

  • CanadaGirl

    It’s commendable that people supported Haiti. $58 mill. from America. $70 mill. from the Canadian telethon and, hopefully, more from other countries.

  • mich

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:
    That’s because the US has a functioning and capable government (no matter how ridiculous it was at the time of Katrina) insurance policies etc etc to help those in need – unlike countries like Haiti. These people STARTED with NOTHING and now they have even less than that.

    No doubt Katrina was a diablocal disaster, but it’s a completely different scenario. As another poster mentioned you’ve just also added to the ignorant, insular American stereotype. There is a world outside douche, come join us sometime, it’s pretty great down here.

  • LuckyL

    ^^^Nah, I think people are just extra embarrassed over Katrina and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka didn’t/ doesn’t have a “functioning and capable” government. Glad we’re all learning from our mistakes though!

  • LuckyL

    Lol and many didn’t consider the government under Bush “functioning and capable.”

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @mich: ..hey, bish. hi, fcuk you.. now eat a dcik till you hick-up and hurl. bye. =]
    `i take care of my own before anyone else.
    ..if obama was in office during katrina it would have been handled a million times better.

  • mickey

    That’s great that so many people donated, although George Clooney I’m sure will be taking all the credit since he thinks he is the Messiah.

  • Deedz

    Great job guys! :D


    LOL Neil

  • happy girl

    awesome. proud to be part of this family called human beings. we always put our needs aside as soon as a natural disaster happens so we can help our fellow man. because we know it could have been us. i bought the album and donated. my favorite songs were the jayz song, cheryl crow, jennifer hudson and dave mathews and neil young. gosh, taylor and christina were good too. ok, loved the whole thing!


    good that they put up pictures of George Clooney and not some useless piece of c r a p!

  • lexy

    Well if welfare, homeless shelters and WIC were doing such wonders why are so many people here STILL homeless, unemployed and hungry? This has nothing to do with having a closed heart – there are people who’s lives are STILL in shambles b/c of Katrina. There are people who are losing their homes here in the US b/c they are drowning in debt b/c of medical bills.
    I too am curious as to how much of that money will actually go to Haiti. I mean did the phone company donate phone lines, did the locations donate space for them to have the event, did the electric company donate their services? What about catering and travel expenses? Were all of these donated too?
    Some of you need to stop getting your news from E! and check out what’s going on in the REAL world. If things were so great here in the US we wouldn’t need Obama’s health plan, we wouldn’t need to be extending unemployment benefits and we wouldn’t need to be worried about the lack of jobs here. Most states – including California are broke or close to it. With no money how exactly will these programs get funding?? The Federal Government can’t just print more money and give it out.