Angelina Jolie is a well-known actor who not only acts well but also a great human being. She certainly understands the suffering of other people and their struggle to change the situation for the better. For two decades now, Angelina Jolie has been helping refugees and other people to fight poverty. Here are the reasons why Jolie has a heart of gold!
The Story Began with Lara Croft
It was way back in 2000 when Angelina Jolie went to Cambodia to shoot her film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The country was facing a humanitarian crisis at that time, and that left a huge impact on her. She started researching the troubled places around the world and their refugees and visiting as well. She visited over 30 countries, providing humanitarian help to them who were in need and donating money too. She was even named a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Goodwill Ambassador as well.
However, after her joining in UNHCR in 2001, she has been working to help needy throughout these years. One of these groups is refugees and she often goes to their camps in different countries, helps improve their living conditions, and provides them with the needful as well. She also helps build schools and health facilities for them. In 2010 Angelina Jolie donated $75,000 and opened a primary school for girls in Tangi, Afghanistan.
For her nature and humanity goes hand in hand
The famous actor was in a relationship with Brad Pitt and adopted the first child from a Cambodian orphanage. She wanted his son to keep in touch with his heritage, so she purchased a house in that country which was next to the Samlout National Park, that later became a threat to endangered species because of the poachers. However, Angelina decided to buy the park and created a beautiful wildlife reservation, named The Maddox Jolie Project and now it is called the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation. For her work, The Cambodian government awarded her with Cambodian citizenship as well.
She supports different foundations and fights for women’s rights
Not only refugees but she helps in every sector also. She raises money and awareness to combat against cancer and helps toward eliminating extreme poverty too. Along with other renowned people, Angelina supports children and orphans by providing them with essential things like health, education etc. In total, she is associated with 29 different foundations and organizations that have the aim to provide peace, education, and health support too.
She not only helps people but also backs the women empowerment. She takes care of women who’ve suffered from sexual violence and also finds it important to eliminate this because this destroys women’s lives and their families as well. Even, she launched the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative which has the aim to investigate sexual violence and take action against it.
She is an inspiration to every woman
The famous actress has lost her mother and aunt to breast cancer and she also had a high chance of developing this disease. She took the decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy and she did. Actually, she didn’t want her children to go through the same pain of losing their mother due to an illness as she had to face. After this, she openly spoke about this, discussed her surgery and experience and tried to aware women about this as well.
She doesn’t hesitate to donate
In 2008, Angelina was expecting twins with her ex – Brad Pitt. While Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt were born in August that year, several magazines tried to get their exclusive picture. However, People and Hello! decided to join hands and bought the photos for $14 million and this money got directly donated to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation too.
Not only this, in 2011, but a dangerous tornado also destroyed around 8,000 homes and 400 businesses in Missouri. Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt donated $500,000 from the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation to help rebuild the city. Before this, in 2010 when Haiti witnessed a devastating earthquake, the former couple donated $1 million.
She inspires her children and gets inspired by them too
Jolie has six children with Brad Pitt while their daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt designed her own jewellery collection together with the other famous jeweller Robert Procop — The Zahara Collection. Just like her, Zahara also transferred all the money raised from the collection to the Los Angeles-based House of Ruth Shelters. This non-profit organization helps to provide shelters to women and children.
On the other hand, their son Maddox is fond of planes and his supermom has actually learnt how to fly one.