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The Man Who Resurrected Lady Gaga -- Revealed

12/6/2010 7:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The mystery man who donated half-a-million bucks to an AIDS charity and brought Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and a ton of other celebs back to life (on Twitter)  -- has been revealed ... as a BILLIONAIRE.

Lady Gaga

TMZ has learned ... pharmaceutical mogul Stewart Rahr donated roughly $500,000 earlier today to the Digital Death campaign  ... which benefits the Keep a Child Alive organization.

Rahr's donation freed up scores of celebs who pledged to go silent on their social media sites until the group raised $1 million.

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Dana    

Aww man! I hate TMZ articles about celeb tweets!! Now they will be back! For real, if I wanted to read stupid celebrity tweets, I would follow them on Twitter...it's not newsworthy!

Also, I thought people were purposely donating to other AIDS charities (maybe ones that don't spend as much mula on advertising and more on research) so that AIDS research still get money AND we don't have to hear as much about these self-important morons.

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Dana    

Sant,

Chill out dude....he's a troll.

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Sant    

Sant,

Chill out dude....he's a troll.

Posted at 3:41 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by Dana

You think? :)
I think he is pissed off because some raccoons ate his confederacy flag.
LOL!!

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pamela    

Doesn't matter the marketing promo idea (however stupid) the point was to raise money & awareness for AIDS...nothing more or less. Who cares if a billionaire wants his name in the paper to feel better about himself or for tax right off. The foundation got a huge push. And if you don't care about these celebs than don't follow on twitter. Easy & simple.

The true shame is that ignorance and bigotry is alive and well in America (read post #10) reality is if you don't wear a condom doesn't matter if you're black or white, rich or poor, you can get Aids. It makes no assumptions, neither will I.

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EJ    

RAHR RAHR OOO LAH LAH!!

Lol i signed up just to say that. Its the guys name! GET IT!!!

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21.

Tiff    

I really wanted to sacrifice my digital life to see how i could live without twitter especially and i get home and this guy gives half a mill...i'll keep tweeting away now lol

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22.

Nicolas    

This guy is a hero. Thank you :) Now I'll be able to read Mother Monster's tweet again.

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bring back recent posts    

These " celebs " are worth a billion between them, why do they think John and Mary have any xtra coin to donate so you can see them on twitter again, I applaud the campaign, but why don't they donate from all the cheques they receive on behalf of us buying their music and watching their movies or reality tv shows, stupid peeps, seriously!

1315 days ago
24.

Lu    

Number 16!!!!

In reference to what you said to the jew and Ni99er haters:

I HOPE YOU'LL DIE SOON BECAUSE WE DON'T NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU ON THIS PLANET.


Rock on!! You are right on the money, they should die. They are probably fat, crater faced honkeys who are using the public library as their home so they can use free internet.

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Trevis Miho    

All this money over the past how-many-ever years towards HIV and AIDS...how many more millions of dollars do these doctors/scientists/life-savers need, and what has the money up until now done for the cause?? I think that'd just be a good thing to keep people in the loop with, yet I don't see any charity ever giving out that info. Billions have HAD to be put towards the cause by now...

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Nostradamus    

EJ- your post would have been somewhat clever had you not felt compelled to spell it out. We got it, decent play on words, but then your explanation ruined it.

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BurnItOrSendIt    

Wow, some nasty comments here!! You want some real drama?? Go to www.burnitorsendit.com and check out REAL life drama!! Personal letters posted anonymously....cool!

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Swinson    

What an IDIOT...Twitter and the like was so much better witht hose ****s quiet!

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Zippy T. Pinhead    

Placrty nor manns un detecbs un uster!

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EBliss44    

Oh, yeah. Sure he did. This media campaign was an epic fail because no one was donating, so they probably made up a story about this guy, or he ended up getting credit for it.

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