Jennifer Aniston's $30k gift

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston stunned contestants on a US charity TV show by giving them $30,000 each.

The former 'Friends' star appeared on 'Oprah's Big Give' - which is hosted by Oprah Winfrey and sees contestants competing to raise as much money as possible by getting the rich and famous to donate - and initially decided to award the seven competitors with $10,000 each.

However, after hearing more about what they'd done, she tripled her contribution.

She said: "That just felt too good. I personally would like to triple it. So we're going to go $30,000. Guys, thank you for doing this and inspiring everybody."

Jennifer is the latest in a long line of stars to donate large amounts of money while appearing on Oprah's shows.

Last month, Drew Barrymore gave away $1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to help feed starving children in Africa.

'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell then paid off the $162,000 mortgage of a family with a three-year-old daughter suffering from cancer.

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