Jennifer Aniston, worth $300M, donates $1M to anti-racism charity: 'It's our responsibility to demand justice'
The actress is heartbroken by the racism and brutality that has plagued the US
Jennifer Aniston stands at number 18 on the list of 25 richest actors and actresses in the world. At a time when the country is gripped with protests following the death of a black man, George Floyd, Aniston decided to make a substantial donation to an anti-racism organization.
The Mirror reported that Aniston was deeply moved by the wrongful killing of a defenseless Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. She had since decided to donate to the charity that she resonated with the most. The 51-year-old actress, who is popular for her role in the sitcom 'Friends', donated $1M to 'Color of Change'. This is a non-profit civil rights advocacy group and one of the most prominent racial justice organizations in the country. She had also linked the same to her Instagram page so that fans can donate too.
Aniston had posted a video of a 60-year-old black man asking how much time will it take for the promised "progress". She gave a hard-hitting caption for the same. It read: "This week has been heartbreaking for so many reasons. We need to acknowledge that the racism and brutality in this country has been going on for a long time — and it's NEVER been okay. As allies, who want equality and peace, it's our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love. How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME?"
She also auctioned off a nude photo of herself to benefit Covid-19 relief. Writing about the fund-raiser on her Instagram, she wrote, "100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved."
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aniston's net worth in 2020 is a whopping $300M. Her earnings per year can be rounded off to more than $20M that she earns from her various acting and endorsement projects. Reportedly, another cool $10-20M per year comes in syndication royalties from 'Friends'. It's reported that she makes an additional $10M per year from her endorsement for brands such as Smartwater and Emirates. Her career saw a series of highly successful movies such as 'Just Go With It' (2011) and 'We're the Millers' (2013). Between 1997 and 2011, she earned $75M just from film paychecks alone.