Angelina Jolie donated $200K to the NAACP for her 45th birthday


Angelina Jolie is the white mother to black and Asian children. She’s also worked for two decades with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, bringing awareness, money and a global spotlight to what happens to people of all races, ethnicities and religions around the world in some of the most desperate conditions in history. But Angelina has also been home in LA for months now, probably for the first time in 20-plus years, just in one city in America, watching the news and focusing on domestic charity work, like child hunger, poverty and food insecurity. Turns out, she’s also pretty f–king upset about racism in America.

Angelina Jolie has donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support their work to fight for racial justice and equal rights for all Americans. The actress, who turned 45 on Thursday, hopes to address the United States’ long history of systemic racism and injustice amid the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, ET has learned.

“Rights don’t belong to anyone group to give to another. Discrimination and impunity cannot be tolerated, explained away or justified. I hope we can come together as Americans to address the deep structural wrongs in our society,” Jolie said in a statement to ET. “I stand with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in their fight for racial equality, social justice, and their call for urgent legislative reform.”

Jolie, who is Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has been working for two decades to defend the rights of refugees and other people displaced by conflict and persecution worldwide. The mom of six has exposed her children to her work throughout the years, and has been having difficult and necessary conversations with them about race, ET has learned. A source tells ET that on her 45th birthday, Jolie’s thoughts have been with the families of Floyd, Taylor and Arbery, and those who are struggling amid these tough times. Her six kids — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne — are spending her birthday with her in quarantine, and have a tradition of making something special for her together, ET’s source notes.

Jolie is also continuing her work connecting with UN field offices and shared a birthday toast on Zoom with friends and colleagues.

[From ET Canada]

I gave a side-eye to that amount too (she’s making Marvel money now, come on), but we don’t know what’s happening with Angelina’s finances and we don’t know if Brad is actually paying her the child support and alimony she’s due. They’re truly not officially divorced yet, and one of the last times we heard anything about their divorce stuff, Brad was still slow-walking his financials. Maybe Angelina gave what she felt she could give. Still, good for her. It’s like she gave herself a birthday present by writing a check to the NAACP. Happy (belated) birthday Woke Queen Jolie! Black sack dresses for everybody!

Angelina Jolie and kids at Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - London Premiere held at the Odeon BFI IMAX.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Darla says:

    Is she making Marvel money yet tho? I feel like they usually make most of their money on their backend deals with that? But I could be totally wrong. 200k is good money! And actually now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t think that amount should be side-eyed at all. Imagine if all of the Marvel actors gave 200k? I don’t know if any of them have come close to that number. Kayne is FOS so don’t even bring him up.

    • Ali says:

      200k is AMAZING!

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      The only time I’d side eye any donation is if someone is making an apology donation of some kind of nominal amount. If it’s people giving out of the goodness of their heart, whether that’s $20 or $200,000, no judgment.

      And this is a very giving woman. She probably has her money tied up in a lot of different charities related to her various causes.

      • rainy says:

        Agree, there is nothing to side eye, Angie already gave USD 1 million to Kidsnohungry last month and gave undisclosed amount to UNHCR. Ryan Reynolds with Deadpool money also gave USD 200k to NAACP.

        Meanwhile, her ex Brad Pitt has not donated anything that ive heard of for covid and BLM causes, and his other ex Aniston as well has not donated any money from her own pocket. Im proud of Angie, she has 6 mouths to feed and yet she gives large amount of money to charity. jennifer is a single woman with no kids and richer than Angie based on media report, is quite stingy I think. Maybe she has donated but in most cases media wont report if money is few thousands only.

        Btw, Angie is the only movie actress included in latest Forbes top 100 celeb, both her ex Pitt and his other ex are not on the list.

      • Lady D says:

        Jennifer gives her dollars to animal charities, and that’s okay too. She also donates time and money to St. Jude’s Hospital for Sick Children.

  2. Astrid says:

    I sort of have a feeling that Angie donates her time and money day in and day out and it’s not always reported to news outlets. $200,000 is nothing to sneeze at.

    • Tiffany says:


      This is the only amount that is public.

    • Vanna says:

      I think so too. I suspect she gives regularly (like quarterly or whatever) to her preferred causes, and then also always opens her wallet when a crisis hits. All conjecture of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised if her charitable giving is more than we will ever hear reported.

    • lucy2 says:

      I figured that as well, it’s likely one of several donations, she’s just choosing to publicize that particular one.

    • minx says:

      I remember Pitt saying years ago that she was extremely generous.

    • Wasabi says:

      I think there was a story about a donation to a charity during her self-quarantine a few months ago. So, you are right, she donates money regularly. If I remember correctly, she even shared once that she divides her money by 3:
      1/3 savings
      1/3 spendings
      1/3 donations

    • Sierra says:

      Angelina has written in her movie contracts that 1/3 of the salary goes to charity.

      I think it was Oliver Stone who mentioned that during the filming of Alexander.

      1/3 of millions is a lot of money..

  3. Abadin says:

    Why should anyone side eye the amount she’s giving that isn’t fair at all this woman donates constantly to causes that are close to her heart just last month she gave over one million dollars to charities why not appreciate what she’s giving after all it’s not mandatory she does. I have seen people saying she’s doing it for good press this woman just can’t win with people smh!

    • Thanks says:

      Why would she need good press at the moment? She’s not Lea Michele.

      • tcbc says:

        She’s a high profile white celebrity with a black child. She does need good press. They all do.

  4. Meeeee says:

    Considering how much charitable work she does, I’m not side eyeing at all. And I’m not a Jolie stan, but I can appreciate how much charity work she does, and how much comes out of her pocket for all of it.

  5. Jess says:

    She continues to amaze me. Just perfection — really showing Hollywood how it’s done.

  6. Iknow says:

    Big conglomerate companies are donating way less. For a woman with 6 kids to donate $200K is a big deal.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, she has been very, very giving. This may just be one donation of many.

  8. SaraR. says:

    She gave 1million to No Child Hungry like two months ago. 200 thousand dollars is a lot of money too.
    While you mentioned Brad and their divorce, did I miss how much he gave to pandemic causes, to BLM cause?

  9. Desdemona says:

    She is probably one of the people who donates more money (without making any headlines for it) and also more time than any celebrity.
    Many famous people donate to show off “Oh look at me, donating money”. She does it behind the curtains… So, good for her…

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    No side eye here.

    She has devoted her life to helping people. It’s a lot more than most have done, particularly those who have the means to do so.

    If Brad really wanted to prove he was a great and loving father, he could match her donation on behalf of his children to their mother.

    • Ellion says:

      I couldn’t agree more ….

      For me its very telling that he has done nothing and said nothing especially know in the fight for racial justice and equal rights for all ,

      but not just him but so many others

      • Penguin says:

        This woman has done decades worth of work for social justice and equality around the globe. There are multiple ways to speak up and take part. There are many others who haven’t done a fraction of her work and they have still skated through with platitudes. Of all the people I’d side eye, Angie is not one of them.

  11. Veronica says:

    Considering it would take me three years to make $200k, it’s definitely nothing to side-eye. I always dream of winning the lottery and being able to give to charities more than $100 at a time.

  12. Terry Berngards says:

    From The Malala Fund first contribution to Malala Fund in 2013 came from Angelina Jolie who gave a $200,000 personal donation, which was used to fund girls’ education where Malala is from in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

  13. AmyB says:

    Just as others have said, Jolie has literally donated decades of her time/and money to help those who are impoverished. She is an outspoken advocate in addition to being a dedicated mother to six children. Unlike others who may donate for say publicity, this woman is authentic. Ever since she and Billy Bob Thornton split and she adopted Maddox, her whole life changed.

  14. tempest prognosticator says:

    God, I love this woman.

  15. Michelle says:

    Only a few weeks ago i found a tweet about a refugee working in the states & said years ago Angelina paid for him & another 100 families to come to the US & helped get them all on their feet.
    She does many things that people don’t know about.
    She has a huge medical centre in Ethopia, schools, clinics, huge conservation area in Cambodia, girls schools in Afghanistan, Kenya. In Namibia rhino & elephant santuary. In UK has set up foundation against sexual violence, in US founded KIND (kids in need of defence) legal rights for under aged immigrants, working with NO Kid Hungry & 20 yrs of working with UNHCR.
    Thats just to name a few.

  16. Lily says:

    Angelina is right. It is not up to one group to give rights to another.
    Angelina is queen and a example of generosity & human sensitivity. I dont think she would give a super big amount to one charity. (200K is already big to me) She has a lot to do with so many organisations, so i would suppose a split among them and i never doubt that it would be a big amount at the end of every year. Angelina has many people shading her for her past about Brad and Jen Aniston, but I have never seen aniston so keen to help or speak out for a cause. She there trying to build hype around the brad story or Friends, selling water, neutrogena ads. So Team Angelina Jolie all the way 1000%. I was on board with her the moment I saw Maddox in the Carousel in new york.

  17. cee says:

    I think Brads finances are messy and I think that is part of the delay with the divorce. Angie has always watched her money and donated a third of her salary. Not sure why the side eye about the amount. Didnt she just give 1million to a food program for kids? She is an amazing woman and does her part.

  18. Dear dear says:

    Her actions and her words never cease to amaze me… Such a lovely human being.

  19. Inle says:

    I agree that amount is nothing to side-eye. Another aspect to consider is that some charities have a maximum limit on individual donations, so maybe that’s the case here. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all she does.

  20. Elaine says:

    I side eyed Blake and Ryan for giving 200K because of their past missteps and I’m not really familiar with what else they’re doing. Angelina, however, walks the walk and as others have mentioned has also donated lots of money. No reason to judge her for this.

  21. Wolfie88 says:

    Ok for a second I thought maybe she’s no longer a multimillionaire.🙄

  22. Thirtynine says:

    She is just a completely beautiful person.

  23. Lop says:

    Beautiful human being

  24. Kay says:

    Angelina has given millions of money to charity over decades and supported minorities all over the world. She has her own charity foundation – I think it is called Maddox Jolie Pitt. She also has set up charities for her children. All the money from the photographs of Shiloh, Viv and Knox went to charity. The money she earned from the Guerlain adverts all went to charity. She is not the wealthiest Hollywood star, but she probably has given the most.