Brad Pitt's $6.8m charity donation

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 November 2009
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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.

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