Brad Pitt's $6.8m charity donation
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 November 2009
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly donated $6.8 million to charity last year through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $6.8 million to charity last year.
It has been revealed the Hollywood couple - who raise six children together - gave away the giant sum of cash to several different charities last year after raising the money through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter - which has received a copy of the 2008 tax return for the charity - the Jolie-Pitt Foundation banked $13 million in 2008 and over half was given back to good causes.
The Global Health Council, an organisation which aims to reduce disease and death globally, received $2 million from the couple.
Brad's Make It Right Foundation and the Human Rights Watch were each granted $1 million from the celebrity pair.
The rest of the money was split between The Armed Services YMCA of the US Army, who were given $500,000, schools in Brad Pitt's hometown in Springfield, Missouri, which received $50,000, and around $1 million went towards projects in Cambodia, where their eight-year-old adopted son Maddox is from.
Last year, Brad and Angelina sold the rights for the first images of their twins, Knox and Vivienne - who were born on July 12 2008 - for several million dollars. This money is believed to have been donated to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation - which they formed in 2006 to aid global humanitarian causes.
They also raise five-year-old son Pax and daughters Zahara, four and three-year-old Shiloh.