Madonna récolte 11 millions de $ pour la charité du Malawi: rapport.
Mon Nov 16, 9:56 am ET
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Madonna has raised 11 million dollars from Brazilian millionaires for her Raising Malawi Foundation, the daily Rio O Dia reported on Monday.
The US pop star, who visited Brazil to stroke the country's wealthy into giving, notably won an unspecified pledge from the country's richest man, mining magnate Ike Batista, who has an estimated fortune of 7.5 billion dollars.
Madonna, 51, was accompanied during her fund-raising by 22-year-old Brazilian model Jesus de Luz, whom US and British gossip pages have referred to as her "toy boy".
Her Raising Malawi Foundation, started in 2006, finances humanitarian projects in Malawi, the southern African country where Madonna has adopted two children.
US singer Madonna, seen here in the Dona Marta shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, has raised $11 million from Brazilian millionaires for her Raising Malawi Foundation, the daily Rio O Dia has reported.
Photo: AFP/Antonio Scorza.