Initial figures are in and not only did George Clooney‘s Hope For Haiti telethon deliver a dazzling array of top A-List talent from around the world, it also delivered the numbers, raising a staggering $57 million + so far.
The final fundraising amount has yet to be tallied, but the early figures prove that the telethon was a certified smash hit and will be able to provide a significant amount of aid to the impoverished and earthquake ravaged Caribbean nation of Haiti.
The telethon, pulled together in an mind blowing short period of time by George Clooney, broadcast top class performances and celebrity appeals for
donations live from Los Angeles, New York and London. It was broadcast to a reported 640 million homes worldwide.
In what must of been a logistical and scheduling nightmare, George managed to rally just about every name worth knowing in the world’s Entertainment
Industry to man the phones on the donation lines. With top flight stars like Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell and Julia Roberts, it was more a case of who wasn’t involved than who was.
Though the show is over, it’s not too late, you can still make your donation to Hope For Haiti, visit their website for details.
In addition, all the live performances from Friday’s show are available for download on the itunes website with a share of the proceeds going to a number of top charities that are active in the Haiti rescue effort.
With amazing and moving performances to chose from by Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Bono, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson amongst many others, giving to charity has never sounded so good!