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Shakira Foundation

Shimmies Up $45 Million

For Charity

9/29/2007 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

shakiraHer hips don't lie and neither does her wallet! Shapely Colombian pop singer Shakira dug deep in her foundation's bank account and donated $45 million to charity on Friday.

The sexy singer announced the donation during Friday's Clinton Global Initiative meeting. Forty million will go to Nicaragua and Peru to address recent natural disasters there, and an additional $5 million will go to educational projects benefiting children across Latin America. Move over Angelina!

Shakira's a serial do-gooder: She's the co-founder of the Latin America for Solidarity Foundation, which helps impoverished communities across Latin America.

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she smiled    

That's very impressive!!!

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2.

Hmmmmmm    

First???

Why don't these singers/actors who make their money off the American public donate some money to the US ???? We have alot of poverty and natural disasters right here !!!

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9    

Please do not run $45M girl via the slick willie Clinton account - bypass that!!!

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Mags    

When this was on another site A WHILE AGO, I said:

"Sure $45,000,000 is nice, but don’t forget that Avril Avigne gave TWO WHOLE BOXES of crap to “Katrina”!!!!!!"

And I stand by that.

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SD_CD    

She's kinda hot.

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Piper    

Bless her heart. I'm sure her generousity is genuine. I'm also sure the corrupt politicians in South America will line their pockets heavily as they always do.

The poor will be lucky if they see one tenth of this donation.

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someday    

the world needs more caring compassionate people (be it entertainers, artists, or those people popular with no talent)....no selfishness here w/ shakira.....
kudos to her.....very admirable....
many many more should be doing the same.

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londoncalling    

uhm..... o m g.

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kaylea    

I thought Oprah was the one with all the cash .

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Mags    

#2 laalaa: And how much would it cost to educate you about all that is wrong with your statement and about how retarded it is to write "first"? You could be an "educational project" all on your own

2497 days ago
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bdiddy    

It's good to hear this.. But yes we here in the USA need some sort of assistance also. Any other actor/ singer want to donate 45 mill to us ? Hey she kinda looks like Beyonce

2497 days ago
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JAA    

I am so impress with Shakira. She has raised the bar for all the young women who make money selling CD's. WIth Avril's latest comments "“I am a very giving person. When the hurricane thing happened, I went to my closet, filled six boxes of stuff and said to my assistant, ‘Take it to Katrina!’ I also like to give stuff to people who are my ‘workers,’ especially if they don’t make much money’. Her "workers" who don't make much money? WTF Avril, pay them better and they won't need your handouts. I seroiusly think this chick has brain damage.....good for Shakira and I hope your peers follow suit!

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Mary    

Why would anyone donate the USA money - Bush would just give it to Halliburton.

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HOPE OJ GETS LIFE!    

HOW ABOUT DONATING TO THE AMERICA WHO GAVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF?
ALL SHAKIRA HAS DONE IS CRITICIZE AMERICA!!!

SHE COMES FROM COLOMBIA, A PLACE WHICH IS STIFLED BY ITS' COMMUNIST SO-CALLED LEADERS, A PLACE WHERE LAWMAKERS ARE MURDERED IN THE STREETS TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS WHO DARE MESS WITH THEIR DRUG LEADERS.!

SHE LIVES IN AMERICA MOST OF THE TIME, AND PUTS DOWN AMERICANS VIEWS. WHEN MADONNA MADE THAT POST 9-11 VIDEO CRITICIZING THE WAR, AND THEN SHE BACKED DOWN, SHAKIRA WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED HER AN F-N COWARD.

I DON'T SEE SHAKIRA CRITICIZING HER EVIL AND CORRUPT GOVERMENT. WHY NOT? SHE WOULD BE DEAD WITHIN DAYS.
SO SHE COMES TO A FREE AND VIABLE SOCIETY, WHERE SHE ACTUALLY HAS THE FREEDOM TO SAY WHAT SHE WANTS, AND INSTEAD OF PRAISING AMERICA FOR WHAT IT HAS GIVEN TO HER, SHE PUTS IT DOWN.
WHEN SHE WINS AWARDS IN AMERICA, SHE USUALLY SAYS:
"VIVA COLOMBIA!!!!!"

WELL, SHAKIRA--IF YOU THINK COLOMBIA IS SOOOO MUCH BETTER, THEN WHY DON'T YOU GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS (ACCORDING TO YOU) SORRY ASSED AMERICA, GO BACK TO COLOMBIA, CRITICIZE YOUR GOVERNMENT, AND PREPARE TO DIE!!

MY WRITE-UP OF YOUR OBITUARY WILL BE:

SHE ENJOYED ALL OF THE FREEDOMS OF AMERICA, AND SHE WAS A MAJOR INGRATE.
SHE WAS SO AFRAID OF HER OWN GOVERNMENT, THAT SHE WOULD "VIVA COLOMBIA
IN HER AWARD WINNING SPEECHES, AFRAID THAT HER OWN COUNTRY WOULD KILL HER IF SHE SAID ANYTHING AGAINST THAT REPRESSED REGIME!!!
SHE LIVED IN AMERICA, AND PAID ZERO TAXES ON HER EARNINGS, BECAUSE SHE KEPT HER COLOMBIAN CITIZENSHIP, SO SHE COULD AVOID PAYING TAXES TO THE ONE COUNTRY WHO GAVE THE BLEATING GOAT HER BIG SHOT AT STARDOM.
SHE WAS PART MIDDLE EAST, AND THAT GAINED HER MANY MIDDLE EAST FANS, SOME WHO DESPISE OUR GOVERNMENT, AND WHO HAVE MADE SHAKIRA THEIR IDOL,
WHEN SHE SPOKE EVIL OF THE U.S. BOTH HER COLUMBIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN FANS CHEERED.
SHE LIVED IN AMERICA, SHE WAS GIVEN MUCH BY AMERICA, SHE GAVE HER MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES EXCEPT AMERICA.
SHAKIRA WAS A HERO IN OTHER PLACES, BUT WAS HATED BY MANY AMERICANS WHO SAW THAT SHE WAS DISCREDITING THE VERY HAND THAT FED HER.
LADY LIBERTY WAS BITTEN IN THE HAND BY THE COLOMBIAN-MIDDLE EAST TRAITOR KNOWN AS SHAKIRA--THE BLEATING GOAT.

THAT'S WHAT IT WOULD SAY.
I USED TO LOVE SHAKIRA'S MUSIC, BUT WHEN SHE CRITICIZED OUR GOVERNMENT POST 9-11, SHE BECAME A HUGE LOSER! RIGHT IN THERER WITH NATALIE MAINES AND JANE FONDA.
SHE CAN GIVE HER MONEY AWAY TO OTHER COUNTRIES. AS A LATINA, I UNDERSTAND HOW POOR THE PEOPLE ARE IN THEIR COUNTRIES,
BUT IF SHE IS GOING TO CRITICIZE US, THEN SHE SHOULD COUNTER THAT WITH HELPING THE VERY PEOPLE THAT SHE FEELS ARE NOT BEING HELPED IN AMERICA,
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS,!
THE HIPS DON'T LIE---BUT, YOU, SHAKIRA ARE A WALKING CONTRADICITON!!!!

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spikept-the-Poet    

Shakira was big FOR A LONG TIME before she was "discovered" by the American music industry. As was Ricky Martin. As are countless other groups and individuals known all over the world ACCEPT IN AMERICA.

Re: money

Educate yourself on what AMERICA has done to foreign countrys all over the world to destroy economies and people.

Ask Bush for money for AMERICA. Ask the oil companies. Ask Opie...

Read a book...

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