Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pledge More to Haiti than Wal-Mart Does

Saturday, January 16, 2010
(photo: Efloch, Wikipedia)

Wal-Mart may be able to beat competitors’ prices, but it can’t match others’ generosity. The world’s largest retail chain has pledged to donate $500,000 to the victims of the Haiti earthquake, as well as aid kits valued at $100,000. This combined six hundred grand falls short of what some in Hollywood are giving, or even what one Wall Street titan is promising.

Celebrity stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have pledged $1 million to Haiti, specifically to Doctors Without Borders so it can staff and equip a 100-bed tent hospital with two operating rooms.
Bank of America also is pledging $1 million, along with UPS, Lowe’s and Abbot Laboratories in the form of either direct or in-kind support.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
Stiller, Pitt, Other Celebs Urge Quake Relief (by Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press)


ap 10 years ago
The Walton family spends more than $600,000 a year for their personal needs. I deal with WM for a living ( sad but true )and the company as a whole should be ashamed.
bradpittwantsme 10 years ago
Typical cheapskates, Walmart. They're cheap with their employees and too tight to give a decent amount. 500K is what you would expect some of the richer people in society to give. But, a huge corporation like Walmart could easily give several million without even feeling it. And, Jolie/Pitt are very nice to help, but they sure make it known whenever they do something nice, don't they? I bet plenty of other celebrities have given just as much but are doing it in a quiet, classy manner.
sally 10 years ago
sandra Bullock and Gisele, induvidually pledged 1million and 1.5 million respectively. Why don't you publish it !!!!
mark robinson 10 years ago
somebody call conan. he just got awarded 30 million.
mmebrady 10 years ago
Sandra Bullock also pledged 1 million to Doctors Without Borders.

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