Scrooge McJay-Z: The Carter-Knowles Clan Might Be Millionaires, But They’re Not Giving Much To Charity

by (@kat_george)

New parents Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles are like, millionaires. You don’t even need us to provide you with the math to know that, but The Daily has made this neat little infographic anyway, just so you can see how much money pop royalty makes, and how little they’ve been contributing to their own charity:

As you can see from the above image, Jay-Z made an obscene amount of money is 2010 — $63 million — and gave only 0.01% of that to his own charity. Feeling a bit miserly in 2010, were you Jay?

Hov’s rep, Jana Fleishman defended the Carter clan, saying in an email to The Daily, “Jay, along with his family, provided office support, overhead support, [mother] Mrs. Gloria Carter’s 100% effort and time, computers, FedEx expenses, accounting, and treasury function support. This was at no cost to the charity.” Except that taxes tell another story, and it seems that the charity paid $7,306 for the expenses mentioned in Fleishman’s email. Maybe Jay-Z needs to be reminded that he wasn’t always Mr. Moneybags, and that empathy can go a long way. What does one buy oneself with $63 million dollars a year anyway? Surely there’s flexibility to share that sort of exorbitant earning?

Giving Back [The Daily]

[Photo: Getty Images]

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