Here’s a brief and incomplete rundown of the celebrities who have pledged money in support of the tsunami victims:
Actor Jackie Chan – $64,000
Actor Chow Yun-fat – $25,600
Director Steven Spielberg – $1.5 million
Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher – $10 million
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio – undisclosed amount
Actor Sandra Bullock – $1 million
NBA stars Jalen Rose, Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O’Neal, Bob Sura, Pau Gasol, and Mike Miller – $1,000 US for every point they score in a game later this week
And your mulit-millionaire preznit? A measley $10k.
President Bush, who has pledged $350 million in U.S. aid to help victims of Asian countries ravaged by the tsunami, has contributed $10,000 from his personal funds to the relief effort, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Scott McClellan, White House press secretary, told reporters traveling with Bush to Illinois that the president — himself a multimillionaire — has written checks to several organizations listed on a Web site set up to direct Americans to various reputable charities collecting private contributions for tsunami relief. McClellan would not identify the organizations to which Bush contributed.