Hollywood has definitely brought a light of hope to Haiti; Friday’s fund raiser telethon organized by George Clooney garnered just around $57 million, setting new record for donations via a telethon.
The whopping figure came from donations from all over the globe, via text, phone calls, and online support. Profits from iTunes sales and corporate donations also helped boost the funds for the victims of the devastating earthquake.
The telethon not only became an avenue for donations to come in, but also served as a union of stars and celebs to fight for one common cause-to help th rest of humanity. Those who took charge of the phones were Clooney himself, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Ben Stiller, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Clint Eastwood, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and former President Bill Clinton, to name a few.
The ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ album, which contains tracks performed during telethon, is currently the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history. Shakira, Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Bruce Springsteen are among the few who took the stage at the telethon.