Brad & Angelina donate $2M to Namibia charity
January 3rd, 2011
11:56 AM ET

Brad & Angelina donate $2M to Namibia charity

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made a special gift to the land of one of their children's birthplace.

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has committed $2 million  towards the N/a'an ku sê Mission in Namibia. The Mission aims to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of the African county and to rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat.  The charity also works  to improve the lives of the San Bushman community in Namibia through better education, employment, healthcare and improved living conditions.

According a a press release from the Mission, Pitt and Jolie have a close friendship with Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren who are the directors and Founders of N/a'an ku sê. Namibia is also where the celebrity couple chose to deliver their daughter, Shiloh.

"We have known Rudie and Marlice for many years and continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia," Jolie said according to the release. "The new section of the project will be under N/a'an ku sê and in Shiloh’s name.  We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth."

The Jolie-Pitt family spent Christmas at the N/a'an ku sê where they engaged in several activities including visiting the San Bushman School on the farm and witnessing the release of a leopard back into the wild.


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  1. Toivo Reinhold

    please i need financial help

    June 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hong Roccio

    Hey this is a great looking site, is wordpress? Forgive me for the foolish question but if so, what theme is? Thanks!

    March 26, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. J

    People posting here are ridiculous, bitter, and jealous. The USA is not a third world country. Poor people in Namibia don't receive unemployment and food stamps. If they want to donate their money to Africa who the f– are you to complain about it? Not to mention the fact that they donate millions in the USA anyways, what are you just mad Angelina hasn't personally written a check to every American? No good deed goes unpunished right?

    February 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Greg

    She's a disgrace to Americans. Final.

    February 6, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rambler

    Robin, you sound like a beautiful person and from one human to another I thank you for your much needed work. In response to all the negative comments, I don't claim to be as smart as some of you on this blog but I think I can safely say not one of us commenting here know Brad and Ang personally. I might not be their biggest fan but I'm a big fan of anyone who gives. No matter how big or small, agenda or not (who cares) 2 million is only going to help not hurt. Its not the Pit's fault their rich. They earned it. We are a capitalist society. They don't have to give a dime, many wealthy do just that. As far as them blowing their horn, did you ever think they might be trying to bring awareness to the cause. Average Americans don't take the time (in fairness some don"t have the time) to look beyond our borders and realize the absolute horror that small children,( not any different than our own american children) women and men live in 24/7 all around the world. It's not just Africa but parts of the middle east, Haiti, Timor, the list goes on. We want to act like its not our concern but it is when certain international policy"s put forth by our very own elected government directly effect these peoples. Some more than others. I'm not saying all policy's are wrong just that being human(and we all are)mistake's are made most by poor judgment which brings me to the main point of this ramble( sorry). We need to truly pay attention to who we vote for. That means right or left.(not talking about the big turn I just took in subject.Sorry) Realize that TALK RADIO ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT IS BOUGHT AND PAYED FOR. Take the time to think about how certain policy's will TRULY effect YOU not the talking head sponsor"s. Don't let Hannity make you think your not a good American if you lean to the left and Maddow make you think your insensitive to others if you lean to the right. THINK FOR YOURSELF BUT MOSTLY THINK. The facts are out there if you take the time to be a true sensitive AMERICAN and above all HUMAN and study all sides of the issues. I guess what I'm trying to say is most of us on this beautiful earth we've ALL been given just want to live and let live, love and be loved and see our children grow up safe and with a little luck, a bit more clean and peaceful world than we had. SO! Let's stop worrying about what the Pit's agenda is WHO CARES! as long as they're giving thats a good thing. They are not going to give us any money and why should they. The health care problem is much to big for them to help.(they don't have THAT much money)for the record our healthcare system is broken and and its only the best in the world for the ones who can afford it, otherwise, don't be fooled that it will be fixed by a free market. Healthcare should not be for profit. Not saying free,but with all do respect having shareholders in healthcare is the only thing I can see compared to the so-called "death panels". Come on people if we don't start thinking of one another and I mean all of us HUMANS we will all suffer in the end. All the gold in the world won't save you. Stop the negative, the hate, its so easy and predictably boring to tear down someone or something just because you might not understand it. The fool ignores history and its ignorance that kills and destroys every time. We're running out of time to get it right. Think of all the wasted time spent on mindless chatter bickering over what I ask?(like this ramble I've created)While we spend billions on war loosing our brave soldiers for what? With all that money couldn't we have just payed off the radicals?(Just kidding) How about a war on hate , ignorance or more important healthcare. More lives have been lost in the latter or lack there of than in the war on drugs AND terrorism, at least before not one but two wars started some 8 years ago. No one wants to talk about that money PIT. We'd rather hammer on brad PIT. But I digress

    January 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Robin Chopineaux

    Just a response to those that might not understand the International Outreach taking place in Africa and other Countries. I've been on both sides of the fence,,many years ago,,I was a single Mother, supporting my children, with no Child Support, there were medical services provided,,food banks,,utility discounts,,By no means were things easy,,but there were services available,,unless anyones ever traveled to a Foreign Country,,I don't think there's an accurate or well informed response to the reality of World Homelessness, Hunger, and poor medical care. I've recently begun a small scale project in Uganda,,in the village we are trying to place 13 Orphans permanently ,,,nearby,,there's a 10yr, old boy with Lock Jaw, TB, a woman who crawls on the ground because she's lost fingers and toes from Leprosy,,,getting medical supplies there,,that's a challenge. I haven't even re located there yet,,ad the needs grow daily. Education is not free,,,Bottom line,,although our organization is Faith based,,,truth of the matter,,They are OUR Brothers and Sisters,,if we don't step up who will? For myself,,,I've lost my ability to sleep nights,,,,, Co Founder I Am Children's Village iam-gospelrevivalministry.org

    January 6, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. SKY

    WHAT IF EVERY MOVIE STAR OR ACTOR WE IN AMERICA MADE RICH, SET UP A SHELTER OR FOOD
    SERVICE IN JUST ONE CITY....WOW! THIS WAY HOMELESS ONES WILL GET A HOT MEAL A DAY.....
    OR JUST A SHELTER FOR SOME TO SLEEP IN FROM THE COLD AT NIGHT "WOW"

    RICH ACTORS, DID YOU KNOW MANY FAMILIES IN AMERICA ARE LIVING IN THEIR CARS?
    AND LITTLE CHILDRENS DON'T HAVE A HOME TO LIVE IN.... FIND ONE PERSON
    JUST ONE AND PROVIDE THEM THEIR BASIC NEEDS.....DON'T LEAVE YOUR BACK YARD AND FLY TO
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD TO FEED SOMEONE IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY..

    MOST THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES HAVE A RICH STRIVING GOVERNMENT....
    AND YES I HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES
    AND TALKED TO MANY OFFICIAL AND HAVE EATEN WITH THEM IN THEIR FANCY HOMES.
    THEIR CHILDREN WEAR THE BEST CLOTHES, THEY ALL HAVE CARS, THEY EVEN SENT THEIR
    KIDS TO AMERICA TO GET A 60,000 OR MORE EDUCATION...THOUSANDS OF THEM EVEN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS
    FOR THEIR RELATIVE CHILDREN TO JUST BE BORN IN AMERICA SO THEIR KIDS CAN GET BENEFITS
    AND A 60,000 EDUCATION. I REMEMBER IN ONE COUNTRY THERE WAS A APARTMENT WHERE I WOULD
    ALWAYS SEE WOMEN COME AND GO, THEY WOULD COME HAVE THEIR BABY ON AMERICA SOIL
    THEN LEAVE, I ONE DAYS ASKED WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT, I WAS TOLD THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON
    FOR YEARS...THEY WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BORN IN AMERICA FOR THE BENEFITS...
    AND BY THE WAY THE APARTMENT IS STILL THERE AND THIS IS TO THIS DAY STILL GOING ON....
    IT HAS GOT TO STOP....THEY THANK US THEN THEY LAUGHT AT US BEHIND OUR BACKS.....
    EVEN WHEN YOUNG ADULTS COME TO AMERICA THEY SOON POOL ALL THEIR MONEY
    TOGETHER TO GET THEIR FAMILY HERE TO HAVE KIDS ONLY FOR THE BENEFITS THEN THEY
    SEND MOST OF THEIR MONEY "BACK HOME" NOT HERE....
    I HAVE CLOSED MY EYES TO LIES, NO MORE LIES WE ALL HAVE JUST GOT TO
    LOOK AROUND AND SEE "WE ARE GIVING AWAY AMERICA" FOR FREE

    January 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    NAMIBIA – TRADE EXPORTS – GEM-QUALITY, DIAMONDS, URANIUM, GOLD, ZINC, COPPER
    AMONG OTHER THINGS...THIS GOVERNMENT IS WEALTHY.
    THAT IS ALL I AM SAYING....THEY HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR OWN.

    GIVE A MAN A FISH TO EAT, HE WILL ALWAY LOOK TO YOU FOR FOOD
    TEACH A MAN HOW TO FISH, HE WILL LEARN TO FEED HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. roo

    Its Like Me Starting My Own 501 C3 Charitable Foundation Soliciting Donations From Other Hard Working Americans And When We Receive Funds We Decide Where 2 Send Those Funds Its Not My Own Personal Money. I Just Get The Credit Since Its My Foundation. Their Status As Being Celebrities Will Bring In The Donations From Others. Dont Compare Apples To Oranges.

    January 4, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. roo

    Did They Give Personal Funds Or Their Foundation Gave The Funds? Big Difference As The Foundation Gets Donations From Others Who Donbte Their Money Not From Them Personally. They Just Get The Credit For Writing The Check.

    January 4, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. CB

    What a joke, there are people here who PAY YOUR SALARIES by going to the movies, donate some to our health care system, the rest of us don't want to do it. Take care of your OWN first. I think this is a shame that they care more about another country when there are hungry here in the U.S. sleeping under their movie posters....

    January 4, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. justathought

    How much do they pay in taxes? Seems like that goes a long way in helping the U.S. I don't like how they became a couple but that's beside the point. They are in the news all the time. Since we know about all their business why hate when the press is positive?

    January 4, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joe, Fairfax, Va.

    While I appreciate the fact that people like Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie give to charity, that kind of money to them is like 100 bucks to you and I. Taken in perspective it's not much of their net worth. And the fact that they advertise it to the world so that everyone thinks highly of them for giving it just tarnishes the whole act of giving and makes them appear narcissistic. My 2c...

    January 4, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. tibi

    Namibia is also where the celebrity couple chose to deliver their daughter, Shiloh. “The new section of the project will be under N/a’an ku sê and in Shiloh’s name.  We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth.”. Did everyone only read the headline? They did this for their daughter, who is from Namibia.

    January 4, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mike O

    That's watsup Mr. Pitt, big ups!

    January 4, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  16. Elizabeth

    I love u Angieand Brad God bless u both in Jesus name.

    January 4, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  17. Elizabeth

    thxs so much (bailoytsos and Peggy for ur comment they r so jealous.
    erika God hv mercy on u.
    Battman if u r in poverty pls go work hard to live and pls leave the People alone.
    God bless u V for ur comment they so jealous. God will bless both of they in Jesus name Amen

    January 4, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  18. Yeshe

    They use their celebrity to help those in need, not as an opportunity to steal more of the lime light. The cameras follow them and this brings the charities into focus. It does not feel like Angelina and Brad have self-serving agenda. If feel the other way around – they use their celebrity status to highlight the need. I admire them for living such a full life and raising their children as compassionate human beings!

    January 4, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  19. paul theroux

    It sounds like this may be a worthy charity they're donating too. Unfortunately, too much of the money donated to African charities goes to staff and shiny land rovers etc. And it could be argued that after 60 years of charities "helping" Africans, it hasn't done any good. People still starve. Governments still ignore the problems of health and education, for a healthy, educated populace will throw their regimes from office. And the Africans have gotten so used to being aid recipients that they've given up attempting to work or feed their families. Hate to say it, but very few aid organizations attempt to educate aid recipients in self-sufficency. And why should they? Their continued existence is dependent upon scenes of fly-covered, starving Africans in the western media.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  20. SKY

    LISTEN, WE NEED TO SEE THE FACT THE WAY THEY ARE.....THESE 3 WORLD COUNTRIES HAVE THEIR OWN
    GOVERNMENT.....HOW THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY IN THEIR HOUSE AFFECTS THEIR WHOLE FAMILY.....
    LIKE I SAID THERE ARE ENOUGH DIAMONDS AND GOLD AND OIL IN THESE PLACES TO FEED THE WORLD
    1,000 TIMES OVER.....LOOK AT THE LEADER IN THOSE COUNTRIES...OPEN YOUR EYES....NOW LOOK AT
    THE THOUSANDS IN OUR HOME WHO ARE SUFFERING....HELP START IN YOUR OWN HOUSE FIRST.....
    WE CAN'T FIX THE PROBLEMS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY....

    WE HAVE TO BE BALANCE.....THAT GOVERNMENTS IN THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES SEE THE
    CONDITIONS OF CHILDRED AND THEY SMILE AND JUST WALK AWAY....WHY- BECAUSE THEY
    ARE COUNTING ON THE USA TO COME TO THEIR AID....IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU LIFE IN CHICAGO
    WHY FLY TO SPAIN TO GIVE SOMEONE IN NEED MONEY FOR THEIR SCHOOLS WHEN RIGHT IN
    YOUR FRONT YARD THERE ARE 1,000 PEOPLE WHO COULD USE A HOT MEAL....
    NO WE WILL NOT EXCEPT RICH AMERICANS GIVING TO OTHER COUNTRIES UNTIL THEY
    LEARN TO START GIVING HERE AT HOME....

    January 4, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizelle

      SKY – the money is not going to our government, but will be managed by Rudi & Marlice. Its not going for all our poor people, but only the SAN and use to preserve wildlife.

      Do you think Angie & Brad will just donate money, without doing proper research. I can guarantee you that they would want some feedback as to what happens to the money.

      I think they see in Namibia what many fail to see. WE HAVE A STUNNING BEAUTIFULL COUNTRY, HAVE SOME CORRUPTION, BUT WE LIVE IN PEACE.

      January 4, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad

      I can only speak for Oregon but addiction and menatl health treatment is legislatively mandated to be based on evidence based practices. This means the the practice has been replicated and deemed to be an effective treatment approach based on achieving the same outcomes each time the practice is applied. I do remember the days when this was not so but that is no longer the case. Tax paying citizens can, and should, expect their dollars to be spent on appropriate care and in Oregon treatment providers are required to demonstrate positive outcomes in order to continue being funded via contract and subcontracting.

      August 14, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  21. Ash

    "Act Globally-Donate Locally"-

    I can't comprehend why actors and entertainers make over 20 million for an average work period of less than 6 months- while the average African worker slaves on cachew farms and diamond mines for less than 50 cents a day- and can't find water for their kids to drink-

    It's laughable they are donating their "hard- earned" cash- it's so shameful to even make that much- for faking emotions and partying-if you really want your kids to be citizens of the world- have them actually live in it instead of a French chateau with over 300 rooms and -13k acres.-

    January 4, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Ched

      So Ash, since it's so shameful to make 20M for working 6 months I'm guessing you would turn down the job if offered? I highly doubt that you would but you're not in their shoes, thus you are complaining. Who do you think pays for their salaries? Americans do, by going to watch their movies. If Americans were so sick of actors, athletes, etc making such obscene amounts of money then why do they support them by watching their movies or going to their sporting events? I wasn't born in the US but I can't understand why so many people in this thread complain about a couple who are donating 2 million dollars to a good cause? Some complain it's peanuts compared to what they make. Some complain that it's a PR stunt. Some complain that the money is better spent in the US. In the end, it's 2 million dollars for a good cause regardless of what percentage it is of their income, whether or not it's a PR stunt (it isn't), nor what country it's going to. When you spend/donate your money that YOU earned, do you have people all up in face telling you what you should be doing with it? Don't think so buddy...

      January 4, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
    • CB

      You're right Ash, while homeless hungry with no health care sleep on our streets under photos of Ms. Jolie in her latest movie, they flaunt their giving to others. What a waste, take care of your own first – and the people who have paid your salaries so you have that much to give away in the first place.

      January 4, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  22. zazu

    Not some rush for a tax deduction. It was their foundation that made the donation, not them as individuals. Any deductions came long ago when they funded the foundation. Press release not issued by them either, but by mission. Mission wants publicity for their cause. All perfectly normal.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  23. glen

    very well:) . that is almost what is expected of our stars thanks to rodsle like there people less fortunate can in to a place for safety and care:) we should all who can strive to be like Brad And The Beautiful Joe LeE. Love You Guys. Glen.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  24. Natsumi

    As someone who lives in Namibia and personally knows where this money is going – it will be well used. It will not end up in some government officer's bank account or be used to buy new cars. The will probably go to help upgrade the school and the clinic that's already established and help pay for running expenses. Na/an Kuuse (the lodge) is only staffed by Bushmen as well. When people like Brad and Angelina visit our country it does SO much for our tourism. And also they are not endlessly bothered by paparazzi and such here – by order of our government those guys need a work permit to operate here (which takes 6 months to get) and if they are here without one they get deported.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  25. pearl

    Thanks for laying out pretty much what a "third world country" means. No wonder why Pitt-Jolie are such good friends with Nambia leaders/gov. because they're both so wealthy and they're just sharing their money. Aren't they all very rationalized people?

    January 4, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  26. Beautiful Vixen

    I don't care for them because of how they came together but its nice that they can give and help people. I wish I had money like they do because I would use it to help animals, children and older people..

    January 4, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  27. amanda

    Did anyone else happen to read in the article that it was a press release by the mission, not Pitt-Jolie's publicist? Maybe you should read the article a time or two before you start spewing that Pitt-jolie are doing it for a PR stunt...

    January 4, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  28. SKY

    OK, WHAT I AM GOING TO SAY WILL HURT, BUT NO MORE LIES.....
    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A POLITICAL RULER IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY
    BEING HUNGRY OR HIS KIDS BEG FOR FOOD? THEY GET SICK DON'T THEY?
    BUT THEY GET THE BEST OF HEALTH TREATMENT.....THEIR CHILDREN GO TO THE
    BEST OF COLLEGES.....- IN NAMIBIA THERE IS URANIUM, DIAMONDS, ETC.,AND MORE.....
    IN FACT IN ALL THIRD WORLD COUNTRY THERE IS ENOUGHT MONEY TO TAKE CARE
    OF ITS SUBJECTS...BUT GREED, AND HAVING NO ACCOUNTABILITY TO ANYONE
    HAS MADE THE RULER FEEL, WE LIVE AS WE WANT...AN IF PROBLEMS OCCUR WE
    CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON THOSE AMERICAN....AND THIS IS THE TRUTH....

    THINGS HAVE CHANGED HERE IN AMERICAN...OPEN YOUR EYES....
    THOUSANDS NO LONGER HAVE JOBS....THOUSANDS HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES,
    WINTER IS HERE...THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS ARE LIVING IN THEIR CARS....
    SOME ARE SO PROUD THEY REFUSE TO ASK FOR HELP.....NO I HAVE
    OPEN MY EYES AND WITH MY EARS I HEAR THE CRYS OF THE POOR.....

    NOW IF YOU WANT TO HELP IA THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, WHY NOT PAY TO
    SEND SOMEONE THERE TO HELP THEM MANAGE THEIR MONEY...MAKE A
    BUDGET...AND I CAN PROMISE YOU, IF THEY DID THIS THERE WOULD BE
    MORE THAN ENOUGHT TO FEED AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN.....

    LOVE STARTS AT HOME.....LOVE STARTS AT HOME

    January 4, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • ak2190

      Are you seriously criticizing them for donating money to an organization that helps provide education, healthcare, and many other necessary services to people who need them a lot more than people on welfare do here? People there literally starve to death because the countries are being exploited by corrupt politicians and the like. They need education in order to improve those conditions. It is the only long term solution. It is heartless, as well as illogical to say that people here are more worthy of aid just because they were born here. It's admirable that they help those in need regardless of race, nationality, or imaginary lines. I would love for you to look a starving Namibian child in the face and then say that this donation was wrong. Please, have some decency and a little less selfishness.

      January 4, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  29. Fox

    It's funny to see how absolutely nobody knows what the term "third world country" means. Look it up people, it has nothing to do with poor or less fortunate countries. And as fas as their donation is concerned, It's their money and they can donate it to whatever country or organization they want to. Doesn't have to be the U.S.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. maria

    Funny how she said some kids here go to school to get a meal and some die in the er cause they can't afford health insurance.... so cute.. at least they have schools and a damn hospital!! Some communities in other countries don't have either of the two!!! And its bs anyway cause I don't have health insurance but I made payments on my hospital bill so is not that bad cause at least I had a hospital to go to!! Put on cork in it!! Kids go to school here cause is the law you idiot!!! They don't even have schools let alone a government that makes them go!!! Idiotics..

    January 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • GetReal

      Are you on medications? If so, stop! On the other hand, if you aren't on meds, you might want to consider it. Either way, you come across as not hitting all four tires on the road.

      January 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  31. maria

    Oh for god sakes if I read one more comment on how they should give back to us cause we make them rich I will barf!!! And the bible crap save it for the birds!! Cause regardless the reason there can be no evil behind a good deed duh!! Make yourself useful and stop being negative about a good deed.. I wonder what Jesus would say?? Hmmm... religious hypocrisy.....

    January 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. maria

    If the people who received it had computers maybe they would come and write thanks on here... all this haters are soooo poor and needy that actually bought a computer to come and voice it!!! So funny.. take a trip to a poor country and then come and comment here... plain ignorance... get a job.. this country provides options so anybody here that's "poor"/lazy made that choice. Those kids don't have an option. Plus that's why we pay taxes to support the lazy ones here.. some people here are getting help as we speak and don't need it. Some are On welfare or food stamps with a Gucci purse.. get real Americans. Spoiled humans.. I'm glad is on the news cause I'm tired of reading bad news.. some of you aught to be ashamed!

    January 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. greatscots

    Why is everyone giving to Africa????? What about the starving kids in USA that don't have food to eat and only go to school to get a meal?? How about people in USA that can't afford health care and wind up dying in ER's?
    What is it with people like Oprah and Jolie who has Pitt wrapped around her finger, always giving to Africa? Do they spend $12 or more dollars to see her floppy movies and Pitt's? And Oprah was raised poor in US, why not give back to the folks that MADE you rich by watching your show–which btw, I never watched ONE episode.
    It makes me sick. Get rich off American money and they donate to another country – yes they need it but take care of your own country first.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ak2190

      People like you are disgusting. You don't even know what real poverty is. They are citizens of the world first and then the US. Bust most of all, they are human first. People here have gov't programs to help them out. In other places, people starve to death everyday because there is no food, there is no shelter, and there are no jobs. Have a heart, and stop dividing humanity by imaginary lines. Nobody forces people to watch their movies and make them rich, people do it on their own. It is their choice (and a good one) to donate to various charities all over the world INCLUDING those in the US. They have helped more people than you and ppl like you ever will. So keep the BS to yourselves.

      January 4, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  34. maria

    If I could make such donation and did it I would write a Damn book about it!!! I don't see anything wrong with any of it! I've seen poverty before and no it was not anywhere close to the US.. we have it so easy here I would be embarrassed to make a negative comment!! Atleast they are helping. What are YOU doooing??.... I'm a tax preparer and I worked with people who claim donations to the church on their return so what they do is their business... stop hating and appreciate.. one more thing if I ever make a surprisingly big donation it would not be for this country.. we don't need it most. What we have here is laziness not poverty.. get it right.. kudos to them. God bless them.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  35. car h

    real stand up people..not...... try helping out the poor here in the usa. jerks. give back some of that easy made money to the people that gave it to you two.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  36. CyndyP

    Many, many people give silently every day. Was it really necessary to give a press release to let everyone know they pledged money?

    I believe the needs are great in this country and I say bravo to the stars that put their focus on issues here.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vee

      I agree with you. It's great that they give but they sure want everyone to know when they do. Many give from the heart not to see their name and photo in print....

      January 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  37. SKY

    "PLEASE TRY NOT TO PRACTICE YOUR GOODNESS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE IN ORDER
    TO BE SEEN BY THEM; WHEN YOU GIVE A GIFT DO NOT BLOW A TRUMPET AHEAD
    OF YOU THAT YOU MAY BE GLORIFIED BY SOME...-Matthew 6:1-4

    IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, IT IS CORRUPT GOVERNMENTIAL OFFICIAL WHO MAKE THINGS
    HARD FOR THE PEOPLE......AND LET IT BE KNOWN TODAY -AMERICAL HAS ALWAYS HELP
    IN THESE COUNTRY IN WAYS YOU WILL NEVER KNOW....EVERY PERSON FROM THE POOR
    TO THE RICH GIVES TO THESE COUNTRY. BUT IT WILL TAKE A GOD NOT A HUMAN TO
    BRING A BALANCE BACK TO ALL MANKIND....LEARN TO GIVE TO YOUR BROTHER AND
    SISTER IN ANY WAY YOU CAN...IN ONE DAY YOU CAN LOOSE EVERYTHING...AS WE HAVE
    SEEN WHEN THE STOCK ,BANK FAILED AND THIEFS TAKES WHAT OTHERS MAY HAVE...
    SOON EVERYONE WILL BE IN THE SAME BOAT...AND NO AMOUNT OF MONEY WILL SAVE
    US....(I AM SPEAKING BIBLE PROPHECY NOW) – WHEN PIT AND ANGIE GAVE, THIS WAS A
    GOOD THING. AND IT WAS ALSO A GOOD THING YOU DID, A KIND REMARK.. A DOLLAR TO
    A PERSON IN NEED. (AND BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THE DEVIL USES PEOPLE TO PRETEND TO BE
    IN NEED ONLY TO HARM YOU) SO WE CAN'T TRUST ALL PEOPLE...BUT, THINK AND FIND A SAFE
    WAY TO HELP SOMEONE , AND WHAT IF THEY NEVER KNEW IT CAME FROM YOU...."OH HOW
    GOOD INSIDE YOU WILL FEEL....GOD WILL REWARD YOU.
    "IF I HAVE ONE SLICE OF BREAD, AND MY BROTHER OR SISTER IS WITHOUT, I WILL GLADLY SHARE
    HALF WITH YOU".

    January 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sid

    Regardless of how much pity you supply to third world countries THIS must be said...each country is governed by elected officials (corrupt or not) and it is in the power of the people to correct mistakes that have been made. Many of us forget that we (the USA) have suffered a war to free ourselves from a monarchy rule. That is why we are one of the most powerful countries in the world. We chose to go against the elected. The human spirit is tainted with the idea that someone else, from another country, can liberate us from the grips that hold us hungry and desperate. The USA has endured the hardships of rebeling against such power and we have thrived. Who is to say that other countries cannot do the same. It will take years to accomplish and many lives will be taken; but, in the end, prosperity will be available to all that are willing to try. It is not the American dream that we all want....it's the dream of the world. To all live safely, healthy and prosper day by day.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Vee

    It's nice that they donated such a large amount to help in NAMBIA. It would be even better if it did not look so self promoting when they gave. It seems like whenever they give there has to be a camera crew. I'm sure those that benefit don't mind. However, it's gotten old.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • pam

      then don't read it – duhhhhhhhh – somehow hearing of someone doing a good deed should not matter if you publise it, as long as the money gets to the people how they get it dosen't matter

      January 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vee

      You missed the point Pam.....I read because I can. If you are going to make a comment please at least spell correctly Pam.

      January 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. SKY

    "JESUS SAW THE RICH PUTTING MONEY INTO THE TREASURY BOX...THEN HE SAW A POOR
    WIDOW DROP IN TWO SMALL COINS OF SUCH LITTLE VALUE. AND JESUS SAID, "I TELL YOU
    THE TRUTH , THIS WIDOW DROPPED IN MORE THAN THEY ALL DID...FOR EVERYONE ELSE
    GAVE FROM THEIR "SURPLUS", BUT THIS POOR WOMEN GAVE ALL SHE HAD".-Luke 21:1-4

    FACT: THE POOR HAVE BEEN GIVING ALL THEIR LIVES...BUT THE AMOUNT IS SO SMALL
    NOT ONES WILL SAY, "HEY THIS WOMAN OR THIS MAN JUST GAVE A DOLLAR TO THIS HOMELESS
    PERSON " OR THIS PERSON WAS SHORT $2.00 AT THE STORE AND ONE PERSON PAYED THE BALANCE
    SO THEY CAN HAVE FOOD FOR THIER FAMILY"......

    January 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. lolita15

    That was something super nice I wish they could donate some tu me like a could make my baby dream come true ......

    January 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  42. kipp

    Some of u guys are pathedic! i come from a poor family and i would rather see the people of Africa get the money over me or anyone else in north america! when people tell me i have had a hard life i tell them ya, but other people have it worse! you people in the united states have it awesome! ur lives are ones people in africa would die to have! and ALOT do!

    January 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. joan

    Do u people think the money is going to the poverty level citizens. Congratulations brad and anjolie. Least today they are not breaking up brad has aged since being w her. She needs to stay at home w the babies.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jay

    What about the dud who built himself a billion dollar home next to the slums in mumbai. Google it its true. At least they're concerned for others welfare.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Julie

    To all those who are critical of Angelina and Brad's decision...ask yourself, if you had 2M to give away, would you want to give it away as you see fit? Would you want others criticizing your decision?

    They gave away 2 million dollars...how can that possibly not be a good thing?

    January 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jack

    I traveled 40 hours on the train to go to New Orleans and help rebuild a home for an 86 year old man who had 3 types of cancer. I saw the area that Brad and Angie were helping and I can say first hand that it was not very much. They throw some money down to look good but don't actually get their hands dirty. They make 20 million per film each and both had a couple films out this year. Donating 2 million is not a big deal for them. Saving 60 million for yourself this year is selfish.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Alisha

    Brad and Angelina has given millions and millions of their own money to charities around the world. People don't understand in USA, our government take care of the children in America (i.e. food stamp, section 8, gvt assistance etc.) but in the third world countries, they don't have those benefits. A lot of people won't take the time to adopt kids in need to give these kids a better future. Brad and Angelina devote themselves to give back to society. I love them both!

    January 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Beth

    Are people in America really this stupid and self-centered? Yea, I guess we have proof right here. Complaining that the US didn't get it-as if they deserve everything first!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  49. juliana

    Ohh My God! You guys have noo clue about what real poverty is like! Here you can get unenployment or get on foodstamps and welfare, in third world countries you have to starve until you die! No water no shelter! The few of you that think you have it bad are the exact reason why everybody else in the world hates Americans!! Go back to school so you can get a job stupid people!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • good

      I LIKE YOUR COMMENTS. AGREED.

      January 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • You

      Getting back to self-reported studies. I'm going to be inolvved in the 2011 Homeless Census count coming up on January 25th. I went to training and I had the pleasure of meeting the other census tabulators. All of them but me work in the homeless industry which is a booming field: Homeless Shelters, Homeless Counseling, Homeless Rehab, Healthcare for the Homeless, etc. I introduced myself as a hobo.When we started the training it was abundantly clear that I was the only person who ever actually talked to a homeless person where they resided, as in right outside their tent or bench. The gist of the census is that between 1AM and 5AM on a cold winter's night we are supposed to count homeless people, and hoodwink a few of them into answering 58 complex questions filled with multi-syllable words often with medical terms that I have no idea what they mean. For their answers they get a coupon for a free meal at Mickey Dees. I'm regretting not pocketing a copy of the questionnaire. Some of the more simpler questions will be: Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Have you ever spent time in prison? Do you suffer from a mental illness? Are you or have you ever been married?Given the demographic, the time of the questioning and what we know about self-reported answers, how truthful will anyone even think the results of this shindig will be? I can' wait to watch this go down!

      August 11, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  50. billtheloser

    That's awfully white of them.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      What the he!! does THAT mean, Mr Loser?

      January 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      LOSER – why the comment – do you believe only white people donate – cause if you do, youa re the reason this country is so messed up – JERK

      January 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. lily

    I think its great what they are doing to provide for the less fortunate in third world countries. The way things are starting to look in the U.S. makes me want to move to one of those countries. Atleast they learn how to servive and always have faith. People in the U.S. are greedy and only care about money so instead of giving they rather take. This world is going straight to hell besides if we ever have an appocalypse I believe I might actually be safer in a third world country. Congrats to Angelina and Brad and their children... god bless!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. joan

    There are many vets and homelessness here at home that could use a roof over their head. Kids of different races. Do u think that country would help americans. The stars making all this money from us should keep it here. Look at the law signed for the 9/11/2001 who got sick saving lives on that date, 9 yrs later, r country is going downhill

    January 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Hawkes

    Its their money to do with what they want and when taxes are due everyone looks for ways to save money, people donate big deal. Yes they are famous and they get in the papers for donating, so what. We all know Brad helped out with Katrina, so did a lot of other people he just had the means to help more, most of us that volunteer our time have regular jobs and have to balance our time between the two, Brad has the ability to devote all his time. Yes America needs help but shouldn't the government step in and help out more, look at the money that was donated to Haiti, why cant the government due the same for its citizen, without creating a new committee. Just wanted to add my two cents like everyone else who is at work and has nothing better to do

    January 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  54. ruth

    I grew up not too far away from brad as a kid, he was a gentle soul then and only became better with age. i think what they are doing to help the people of africa is great! and we need to help when ever and where ever we can. if we all pitch in the earth would be a better place dont ya think!?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  55. lamee

    Let's fix the us of a 1st

    January 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  56. AJACK

    I don't care if it's a tax write off, a publicity stunt, etc.....$2 million to these people IS a big deal. If Brad and Angelina wanna shout it from the mountain tops, let them. It's still a $2 million donation. And while some are so hell-bent on them focusing on giving in the US, the worst case scenario in America would still be ideal in Namibia. An orphan here in the US still has a shot of making something of themselves vs the few to non-existent opportunities for Namibia children.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  57. geecee

    Wait a minute!!! Aren't Angelina and Brad breaking up? Isn't she in a mental hospital? Didn't he leave her to go back to Jenn? Didn't she leave him to go back to Bill Bob? Everyday it is something new that the tabloids report about this couple. None of it is true, of course, but it sells those ridiculous super market tabloids and magazines because every dimwit wants to believe they are destroying their marriage, they are miserable, etc. etc. We don't want to believe any of the good stuff that comes from this couple now do we??

    January 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Elitist

    Well good for this family but wish they would concentrate on America where they first iwsned their. If it wasn't for our country giving them a start their lives would be so different.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  59. derrick

    I hate the excuse there are hungary people in america which really means lazy if you never have been out of the country than keep your comments domestic please africa is a mess america is destressed so get it right I think they are amazing and words do them no justice

    January 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  60. orpheus

    How many rich and famous people out there don't give a second thought to the less fortunate. I commend what there doing and those who say there is poverty in the U.S. have no clue what poverty is.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Pauk

    Just unbelievable – no good deed goes unpunished ... And for Brad & Angelina even more so! Whatever good these two do, some people just can't help but hate them!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Pauk? Wasn't he a character in Midsummers Night Dream? Or Puck? A typo?
      I think Brad was doing better with Jen, but that's just me.
      As for the donations, good for them!

      January 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Flynn1958

    God bless Brad and Angelina! They've done more for charitable organizations than most people ever will. And some of you idiots need to go get a job and stop being so ugly about them.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Beca1girl

    I love it! and I concur about all the Jolie- Pitts have done for New Orleans. So please don't make call names. They are reaping their blessings and teaching their children life lessons in the process.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jackie

    Thousands of people every year give 1, 5, 10, even 50% of their salaries to charities–even when it hurts them far more than $2 million hurts Brangelina. Why does it only become news when Brangelina does it?

    January 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Uhhhh, cuz they're famous. Kind of a dumb question on an "entertainment" blog. Not that you don't have a point.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Peggy

    L'amour est remboursé par l'amour......LOVE IS REPAID WITH LOVE.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Battman

      Love the French! Your comments are very inspiring, short and too the point!
      Happy New year!

      January 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Who cares

    I say kudos to them. Yeah we have a tough time in this country, but we have programs to help alleviate the pain here. Over there its famine or famine. We wouldnt survive a day there.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  67. emichu

    PR stunt or not, every dollar helps, whether donated in the US or elsewhere. To make everybody happy is impossible. But I am sure that some people in Namibia are happy about it. And that makes me happy, too...

    January 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Suze

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are fantastic people. Brad did a lot of work in New Orleans and Angelina does a lot with the UN. People who talk (or write) negatively about them are just ignorant and need to do research before voicing opinions.

    Brad and Angelina both had rough times in their lives, (haven't we all). But, it appears they grown and are great role models for their (and our) children.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rita

    When they have had their children, either adopted or by birth, they have donated all the funds for the official photos to charity. Do you see Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez or any other celebrities doing that? They give to charities all over the world – it is on record that Jolie donates a majority of her salaries to charity. Is it because you feel sorry for Aniston that you don't give these two generous people their due? Have you seen what Pitt's done in New Orleans? Certainly more than the government has done for Louisiana.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      Rita! One of the few voices of reason! Thank you for your post!

      I think it is awesome that they are donating THEIR money to charity! Kudos, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!

      January 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  70. V

    To all those thumbing your nose at this, WHAT THE H-E-L-L is your problem???? Are you jealous you're not getting help from this couple? Do you feel that everyone around you is obliged to help you but not others? Grow up people!!! It's their money, it's theirs to spend. Kudos to the couple for doing this.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Battman

    Unreal. You wonder why so many people who aren't American look at the people of the US and how their thoughts continue to surround their own country and needs as if the US is the only place on earth?
    To those who continue to suggest that they or anyone else should be helping the poor of the US, has it ever occured to you that
    a. it's their money, they can waste in Vegas (wait,, a by-product of the US?) or use it to help those in need?
    b. Your version of those in need differs from theirs, so their version is wrong?
    c. The people of giant powers such as the USA, Canada etc, have choices...to make a name for themselves. People from coutries such as Africa don't have that choice.
    Seriously....one demensional thought process' that continue to point to the 'me, me' metnality that is so American.
    ps..how is that Honda your driving working out for you?

    January 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • V

      Well said. Thank you.

      January 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donald

      Thank goodness it's flainly here. I've been waiting for this,Jay.:) I have already signed up and downloaded the book!:) Reply:October 27th, 2010 at 8:03 amThank you Patty Ann, I feel exactly the same. I've been on pin and needles for weeks. Finally I had to push the publish button. I hope you get a lot out of it. Let me know what you think. Reply:October 28th, 2010 at 3:40 pmI sure will, Jay.

      August 14, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  72. bama

    How about donating in America where 90% of us are in poverty

    January 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • V

      How about getting your butt of that couch and start looking for a job?

      January 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • antoniah

      Funnily enough, just over Christmas I found myself fiercely defending Americans at a multinational party where the general senses were that one too many American are too consumed about their self woes and that they are incapable of seeing beyond borders. The overwhelming majority of the Americans I have met (I lived nearly a decade in the US) are not like that (or at least not more than their European counterparts,) but boy some of you fit the shoe they were describing! LIghten up, people! Worry not the money is not going to "you" but that someone in need (and my guess in much more dire need than you.) is getting some relief from it.

      January 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  73. kd

    All those two ever gave america was terrible movies ( with very few exceptions on pitts part and non to be spoken for on billy bobs ex ( which btw GROSS)) i could care less what they do with their money i would give whoever wanted it a ton of money if i made as much as them. it would mean more if someone who wasnt as well off made a contribution like that. as it is thats a drop in the bucket to them.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  74. O L Schwartz

    Great to see an uplifting story ....
    Wonderful to see people that actually open their hearts and wallets to betterment ....
    A rare and wondrous thing .....

    It's too bad the comments are imbalanced by so many churlish cretins .....
    It seems hard hearts abound .....

    January 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Cindy

    I agree with DK the whole thing stinks of TAX WRITE OFF, big time. Funny thing it is going out just as income tax is coming due, but at least they are helping someone in the process I guess..

    January 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • peggy

      I really don't understand why you people are upset because they donated money to these poor people. For heaven's sake if you can't understand why they donated their time and money to Namibia then send them your addresses and your W-2 forms. Maybe they'll send you enough money to buy yourselves a clue!!

      January 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      Peggy – folks like cindy are either blind with envy or heartless or have nothing else to bi+ch about today or all three.... I vote for curtain #3.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • antoniah

      So what Cindy?!?! This is all around a win-win situation. They get some of their taxes written off, the foundation gets some much needed financial support and by announcing it, others have a reason to think maybe they, too, could put in their nickle. Emulate (to scale.) Don't criticize.

      January 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robear

      Brangelina are the couple losers love to hate. Get a life!

      A donation of 2 million dollars was likely in the planning for months or even years before it was completed, not a last minute drop in the kettle on December 31st to avoid paying taxes. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and many other such wealthy people, give donations throughout the year, to a variety of causes.

      Most people on here – who have never made a deductible charitable donation nor ever will – think one can deduct the full amount off their taxes... WRONG! You only deduct it from your taxable INCOME, from which your taxes owed are then calculated... Big difference!

      Also, I don't even know if the IRS allows deductions for donations made to other countries. Do your research before putting yet another foot in your mouth. Get real!

      January 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • baja

      Cindy, Obviously, you don't donate money. Even in the US most of what we donate is a tax deduction. They just have a bigger donation because they make more money. How do you know the total of their donations isn't a percentage of what they earn? You can donate and take a tax write off but unless you're donating millions; I doubt it will make the news. For the sake of argument; let's say Brad Pitt/ AJ take home pay is a total of 10 million/ year. If they donate 2 millioin that would be about 20 % of their paychecks. (and I know my math is bad, so if it's incorrect, you still get the point). Do you donate 20 percent of your earnings?

      January 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  76. erika

    usa needs help as well:(

    January 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Then get busy and quit c/o about someone else not doing the job! These 2 are donating all the time in the USA, so what are YOU doing, erika? We can all help with our time and whatever money we have, and if you want to help a child, be a mentor, a foster parent, or a friend, or just a great aunt, but quit griping about what someone else is doing that's good!

      January 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  77. the_dude

    That is 2 million wasted dollars. Africa is beyond hope.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Superhiro

    Can't stand these two. Both of them were talented at one point, but both of them, imo haven't made anything good in quite some time. Crap like this feels like such a PR calculation.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      super nothing – posts like this are crap. what have you done lately for those who have nothing? I would bet.... nothing.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  79. DK

    Gotta give in 2010 so you can get that huge tax write off. Why not donate annomosly???? Do you have to have your names in the paper some more????? And if you liberal pukes care so much, why not donate all your money and live in a tiny house????? Hypocrites all of them.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      DK – Are you this petty & small minded in all areas of your life? What a loser. You are the puke & a nut case.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MJ

      How can they claim it as tax deductions if they put anonymous. Use you common sense. Probably you don't file your tax because any amount you donated only little percentage that will go back to you.
      Sounds like you are one of those people who is sucking the government welfare. The fact is, most people who are in welfare spend more food than the average citizen plus they got a lot of help, from health care to auto insurance, electricity, gas, cable and even phone bills. And you are still complaining of what you got from the government. Gee. Enough already. Go find a job lazy a$$!

      January 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • baja

      so do you donate a set percentage of YOUR income yearly?

      January 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • pam

      If they voted anonimoisly – some would say they weren't doing anything – no matter what some celebs do, they never get a break. Its their money and what they do with it is their own business – personally i like it when I see people who make millions giving back – and I really don't care where it is – as someone always benefits

      January 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  80. peggy

    i agree, alice. the fact of the matter is that they are mature, independently wealthy ADULTS. To whom they give their time and money to remains their business.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandhiya

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      March 17, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  81. Kim

    For those who have stated something similar to "it doesn't count if you release and brag about it." I ask you, how much have you donated to making your world a better place? Oh, what was that? None!? Yeah, you can hush now. =)

    January 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. zipphoey

    People like branjelina come a few a dozen. Africa's problems are to large part insurmountable. To question the integrity of there goodwill is unbeleivable. Your one mac burger is enough to fedd an average african family in one day.stop being conceited and educate yourself on the fact that most of africas problems where created during the slave trade and the scramble for africa. We are and will continue to pay an eternal debt for being 'civilized'.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Alice

    Diane, why don't you go donate them? Do what you want with your own money and let everyone else do what they want with theirs. Furthermore, you don't know every charity they give money to.

    Last time I checked, we are also residents of the planet Earth, not just the U.S. and we're all human beings.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Diane

    OK they donated, well how about FEEDING AND CLOTHE the CHILDREN in the USA of which they are RESIDENTS of. And yes Brad Pitt did contrubute to the VICTIMS of the HURRICANE but there is a lot more that needs to be done HERE.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angie

      The US is not a third world country, most people have jobs and are able to support themselves. And if they're unable..they get on welfare.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • max

      What have YOU done but complain when others are trying?

      January 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Angel

    I will say it again, it's nice that they are so giving to third world countries, but I think the American People would probably appreciate a little help as well, because we do have so many that are homeless, poverty stricken...

    January 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      I am really starting to wonder if any of you negative posters actually read or ever research before you post. AJ and BP have donated more than $5 MILLION just in New orleans alone, and have donated MILLIONS to hospitals and to others in this country, as well. Just because they didn't give it to you or your family doesn't mean it wasn't done. Wow! I know it takes all kinds, but this is ridiculous, that no matter what these people do, some of you will complain, yet what did you donate this year and what did you donate to? Please, it is so my business!

      January 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • max

      Hello...did you see those houses that Brad help to build in New Orleans? Care to say how you contributed?

      January 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  86. the_dude

    I guess this "donantion" clears the way for them to buy more children.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cate

      So I guess instead of adopting these kids and give them a loving family with great opportunities, the kids should be left to starve and die in a third world community. Not only did they give these children a chance, but by donating gave countless others in theres places a chance as well.

      The_dude: you can go take your idiotic comments and shove it. I really hope you never rear any children.

      January 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      And you gave how much to which charity where, for any reason? Hmmm, I thought so.....

      January 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • dude

      So...dude, what about us here who pay for movie tickets?So they are saying to the world "Look what I can do! Look at us! Look at us!" while homeless hungry with no health care sleep on our streets under photos of Ms. Jolie in her latest movie, they flaunt their giving to others. What a waste, take care of your own first – and the people who have paid your salaries so you have that much to give away in the first place.

      January 4, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  87. moomoo

    that's more than China, as a country, donated if any !

    January 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  88. MARY

    for heavens sake, they are ridiculous. how about adopting or helping some of our needy in our own country, like minority orphans. get real, get a grip.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cate

      Mary why don't you go adopt a minority U.S. child, and donate to all the U.S. charities. What gives you the right to tell someone else where to donate their money and where they can adopt children?

      January 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angie

      Umm, they gave 5 MILLION to New Orleans...what have YOU done??????????

      January 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizelle

      We as Namibian's are greatfull for what Brad and Angelina is doing for our country. For those that feel, why can't they help the US people. You live in a country where your poor people get monthly/weekly grants. You are so fortunate, but yet you complain. Come to our country, and you will see the way some people live. We have a very beautifull country, and with the help of their money, we will be able to reserve some of its natural beauty for all. The San people really appreciates all the help they are getting.

      Think for a moment, how many celebs do you have that live in the US. About 90%, we have none, so no-one here has got that kind of money.

      Stop being selfish, Africa needs all the help they can get.

      I personally, salute Angie & Brad.

      January 4, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  89. Angela

    Just in time for the tax breaks.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  90. josh

    Impressive as always. Just because the press reports on it doesn't make it any less valid. they are doing this for all the right reasons. People can think what they want about their motives, but after all these years of consistently working for rights of the displaced and donating millions of their own money here, Cambodia, New Orleans and other countries, it's clear this is not a publicity stunt. You are both heros in my book!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sindy

      Josh and Cate you guys said it best!!! These 2 have amazing things for the WORLD (which includes the US too)

      January 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • really?

      So they are saying to the world "Look what I can do! Look at us! Look at us!" while homeless hungry with no health care sleep on our streets under photos of Ms. Jolie in her latest movie, they flaunt their giving to others. What a waste, take care of your own first – and the people who have paid your salaries so you have that much to give away in the first place.

      January 4, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  91. Cate

    Oh it most certainly helps! Why not announce it, it might motivate others to donate as well. And there is nothing wrong with donating to other charities besides one directly benefiting the U.S. You have no right to tell someone else where to donate their money. And besides, Brad and Angelina give millions to US charities as well, think about Katrina relief aid.

    The fact that some of the money goes to better education and health programs for Namibian people is great and I think it not only benefits them but the whole world. The world would be a better place if there were better education programs, including in the U.S.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Phil

    @JIll
    Its probrably on public record. There are always stories on the news about philanthropy. It counts trust me...

    January 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Jill

    It doesn't count if you brag about it...or have your publicist release it to the press.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ericbrett

      I am quite sure it counts to the people in Nambia.

      January 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      Really.

      January 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      Do the people of Namibia really reep the rewards or does the money go the same place that all the donations to Haiti went?

      January 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      Like heck it doesn't!!!!! When you put a quarter in tin for Salvation Army, you don't wink at the guy in the Santa suit and tell him to meet on the frozen food aisle b/c you don't want anyone to know you gave a whole 25 cents. You donate your funds right in front of Wal-Mart just like everyone else.

      January 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      I meant towards the magical point system St. Peter keeps track of, dolts. The Bible says not to brag about your good deeds. I'm just saying, if they're trying to get into Heaven, they just blew 2 million dollars by bragging about it.

      January 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  94. woodphoenix

    Aren't there people in the U.S. that need help?

    January 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      Oh but that would not get them the Press they receive for helping a Third World country.........

      January 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      They've helped people in the US, especially New Orleans after Katrina. Can we please retire this over-used and misinformed allegation, once and for all?

      January 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • V

      so what's your point?

      January 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • DenverGal10

      Why does it matter where the money is going to? Doesn't it just matter that people with lots of money and power are choosing to use it in a good way?

      January 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • zima

      @flyonthewall - yeah, like they don't get enough of that...

      January 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hitobito

      Its their money, let them spend it as they please. My wife and I gave more to cancer research in 2009. We did it without any fanfare or news release...and we will continue to donate to the charities of our choice.

      January 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam99999

      It is amazing that someone always finds a way to b1tch about everything. They GAVE away $2M! This is bad how? Let me guess, you're p1ssed because they didn't give it to you, right? Do your homework, they've done a lot right here in the US.

      January 4, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
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    • Ravi

      An A to one teacher is a C to atoehnr. Comments explain why that result was achieved and give the parent perspective. My child is an A student yet came home with 27% in one subject. I NEED comments because that has to be explained! and when you have a bright child getting A's , but putting in no effort in class you need comments too as that predicts future problems in class too.

      August 14, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  95. Marky

    I continue to be impressed with this family who knows and teaches their children they are part of the whole world and can help restore wildlife and help with conservation, education, and better living not only for those in the USA, but other places as well. We do not do better in the USA when we don't care about those in other countries and only ourselves. These children will hopefully grow up with really helpful hearts that care about everyone........

    January 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • ISAYTOYOU

      AMEN!

      January 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Thank you Marky for such a compassionate, heartfelt post. Your love and light shines through in my eyes and I know that we are one. Namaste.

      January 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • babycelebs411

      Thank you for a well written comment:) and indeed, besides their involvement and charities donations they teach their children true and very grounded values. T

      January 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      Couldn't have said it better!

      January 3, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • be Real

      So they are saying to the world "Look what I can do! Look at us! Look at us!" while homeless hungry with no health care sleep on our streets under photos of Ms. Jolie in her latest movie, they flaunt their giving to others. What a waste, take care of your own first – and the people who have paid your salaries so you have that much to give away in the first place.

      January 4, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  96. cheefsfury

    THATS LIKE 200 BAJILLION NAMIBIAN CURRENCT

    January 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Yeah, I wish I could get a percentage of that.

      http://www.argyletv.com/entry.aspx

      January 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Big deal, Mark Zuckerberg can buy Africa. Will he?

      January 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Why does celebrity charity always come with a press release and a camera crew????

      January 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • TTmox

      All you spoiled rich people need to start donating money to American bushmen

      January 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melessa

      Good deeds like this should be published. Unlike some actors out there that brags about how much their child clothes cost or how much is a pair of shoes their child wears. Jolie – Pitt are helping the unfortunate. And it should be known.

      January 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • j.l. neal

      thats wonderful I wish we could get that kind of help anything would be welcomed. When we had money before major health issues we helped needy to, not in this amount but many. Now that we don't have money those ppl don't even know we are still alive. God Bless you for what you do.

      January 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • a

      So they are saying to the world "Look what I can do! Look at us! Look at us!" while homeless hungry with no health care sleep on our streets under photos of Ms. Jolie in her latest movie, they flaunt their giving to others. What a waste, take care of your own first – and the people who have paid your salaries so you have that much to give away in the first place.

      January 4, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |

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