Sandra Bullock, Brangelina and Gisele have all pledged $1 million each. Madonna forked over a quarter of a mil.
Meanwhile, others are making their way to the ravished country. Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers plans to visit the country and help out and John Travolta has arranged for a plane to take down some volunteer ministers, supplies and medics.
Tennis star Roger Federer has organized a massive tennis event featuring stars such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams and Samantha Stosur to take place at the Australian Open. The entry fee is a minimum donation of $10.
Lady Gaga has also made use of Twitter to encourage fans to give to the cause – she announced that she will use her January 24th concert in New York as a fundraiser. 100% the money from all merchandise purchased will go to earthquake relief.
Finally, there are talks that Jay-Z, Swiss Beats and Bono are working on a song a la ‘We Are the World” which will benefit the cause.
Surely there will be more to this story as the week progresses. I’ll keep you posted