It’s almost been nearly 5 months since the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 outbreak, which started spreading from the Chinese province of Hubei. Now it has spread its tentacles to almost all the countries in various corners of the world.
Shockingly, most of the COVID-19 cases reported are from developed countries like the USA, Italy, Spain, Russia, etc… These are some of the counties that have one of the best medical facilities around the globe but couldn’t find a suitable cure to prevent the spread of this pandemic virus. The virus is still spreading at a faster rate, thus making thousands of people’s life.
During this crucial situation, most of the counties have allocated billions of dollars of budget to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, a number of Hollywood celebrities have also donated a large amount of money to help people during the Pandemic.
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Here is the list of some of the Hollywood celebrities who have donated for the cause:
Jack Dorsey: Beyonce and Twitter CEO
The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has donated $6m to the coronavirus relief fund and total Net Worth of Jack Dorsey is $3 Billion. This money will go to those who are affected by the pandemic and to frontline workers. It will be shared via Beyonce’s BeyGood foundation and Dorsey’s #StartSmall initiative.
Maleficent Actress, Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, one of the famous Hollywood actress and humanitarian has donated $1m during the outbreak of COVID-19 to fight child hunger, the disease caused by a coronavirus.
She has donated the cash to No Kid Hungry Foundation which will provide meals for children belonging to low-income families across the US.
One of the popular American singer, Lady Gaga has also donated a percentage of profits through her beauty brand HAUS to support food banks.
The brand said in a statement, “In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to feel powerless,” Furthermore, it told that “We’ve been thinking a lot about our community and responsibilities in this time of uncertainty. Social distancing is one of the most important things we can do to control the spread of this virus and we encourage our community from across the world to participate if you can.”
The pop star, Justin Bieber had pledged to donate £23,500 to help with the relief efforts to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation, a children’s charity in China, where the virus originated.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The famous Hollywood couple, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have donated over $1m to help provide food for older people and low-income families. The Deadpool star also shared a post on Instagram wherein he said that “COVID-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low-income families.”
The Barbadian singer, Actress, and Businesswoman who is recognized for embracing various musical styles has also contributed in large for the ongoing pandemic.
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) has donated $5m towards organizations in the US and around the world.
These Funds will go towards protective equipment for frontline health workers, food banks in America, research to develop a vaccine and work to accelerate testing and care in countries such as Haiti and Malawi.
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The Oscar-winning Hollywood actor has helped launch America’s Food Fund with $12 million in response to the global coordinates pandemic through the Ford Foundation. This new initiative is said to be hosted by GoFundMe and benefit Feeding America and World Health Kitchen.
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