Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated more than eight million dollars to charity in 2006
Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated more than eight million dollars to charity in 2006 according to tax records, it was reported on Friday.
Fox News reported on its website that the actors funneled more than four million dollars each to the Jolie Pitt Foundation, which was set up two years ago to aid humanitarian causes around the world.
According to federal tax records, the foundation handed out around 2.4 million dollars in donations in 2006, including one million dollars each to both Doctors without Borders and the Global AIDS Alliance.
Other cash gifts included 137,935 dollars to the Namibia Red Cross Action Program, the country where the couple’s biological daughter Shiloh was born.
A donation of 100,000 dollars was also made to the Daniel Pearl Foundation, a trust set up to honor the former Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan. Jolie played Pearl’s widow Marianne in last year’s acclaimed film “A Mighty Heart.”
In addition, 20,000 dollars was donated to an art park in Los Angeles while two orphanages visited by Jolie received 5,000 dollars each.
Pitt, 44, and Jolie, 32, are currently reported to be expecting their second child. Pitt and Jolie met on the set of their 2005 film ”Mr and Mrs Smith” and later began a romantic relationship.
Pitt was previously married to “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston, while Jolie has been married twice before.