If there is one thing celebs have in common with those of us who spend our lives away from the paparazzi, it’s giving back. Although it oftentimes slips our minds as celebs glamorously glide down the red carpet in Versace, we must remember that many Hollywood stars are volunteers, humanitarians, environmentalists, and ambassadors. Our friends over at Cupid’s Pulse have the scoop on famous couples who used their fame, power, and influence just yesterday to support and honor those who suffered and still suffer from September 11, 2001.
1. Beyoncé and Jay Z: It is known that Beyoncé and Jay Z are one of the most powerful pairs in the entire world, both bringing in one of the largest incomes of any couple. There is no doubt that they live a life of luxury with baby Blue Ivy, but they spread just as much love as they do money. In 2009, Jay Z held a September 11th benefit concert in New York City that was expected to raise nearly one million dollars, which was all donated to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Beyoncé released the single “God Bless the USA” to raise funds for the same organizations as her hubby just two years before.
To read more about how celebrity couples give back on 9/11, please visit Cupid’s Pulse.