$2 Million Total New Donations

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Enough said. Their names frequently appear in headlines not just for their stardom, but often for their generosity. Brad and Angie's giving has just gotten bigger.

Brad and Angie at the Inglorious Basterds premiere in CannesThe Jolie-Pitt Foundation has officially donated $1 million to aid refugees in Pakistan. Millions of people in that area of the world have been affected by continued violence in Afghanistan.

As a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie has visited Pakistan several times. In 2006, security concerns forced a production move from Pakistan to India.

Right now, Jolie is in Washington, D.C., for World Refugee Day to discuss the cause with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even as Clinton works from home due to a broken elbow.

While naysayers may say Jolie has leveraged the media to spin her image in the wake of the Pitt-Aniston breakup or claim that her donations make news when other "giving" celebs don't want the press, there's no denying that Brad and Angie put their money where their mouths are.

Meanwhile, beau Brad Pitt is also in a philanthropic mood, donating $1 million locally to the Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center he created in his hometown. The Springfield, Missouri facility takes its name from his mom, an activist.

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Comments on "Brad and Angelina's generosity continues"

hmm publicity June 21, 2009 | 7:19 PM

How annoying to always boast about their money giving. Didn't Pitt just throw 1 million at a painting? So they care about Pakistan and a Children's Hospital as much as a STUPID PAINTING. What'd they do with the loot they made from Shiloh and the twins, where did that go???

susan June 21, 2009 | 6:23 AM

Brad and Angie truely are wonderful people i really dig them both as artist induviduals parents philanthopist and definatley as a great great couple bless them and everyone them family immidate and extended.

Cristina June 21, 2009 | 6:17 AM

Why do they talk about what they give..I think giving is something that you and God nows..The rest is publicity to be famous..

Sparky June 21, 2009 | 12:48 AM

Hasn't Jolie been doing this UN work since 2000? What did Brad Pitt have to do with it? People will come up with anything to hear themselves talk. Didn't she also give a lot of money to Native Americans? I think she started a fund for them years ago with her mother.

kerri June 20, 2009 | 10:55 PM

what the hell pakistan come on what about america we are in trouble that is just more american dollars going to a place we are in war at is there something wrong with you all. open your eyes what about us hey next just give it to them damn mexicans that are living off the americans that pay no taxes and live on welfare and take and take from us why not do that to dumbasses, i think that was the most stupidiest thing you all have done,, what about the americans living on the streets here.

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