Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or as Jennifer Lawrence once referred to them, “the King and Queen of America;” are both incredibly talented and have made gazillions of dollars in their movie careers. It’s been reported that their total net worth is 425 million dollars.
The number is beyond comprehension. Who needs 425 million dollars? It seems ludicrous that movie stars and sports figures rack up millions when teachers, police, firemen, social workers and countless other occupations are overworked and underpaid.
It doesn’t seem fair that Angelina and Brad are talented and gorgeous and rich; most of us would be happy with one out of three. But Angelina and Brad do it right. During an interview, Brad revealed that they live on a third of their income, bank a third, and use a third for charities and causes. Who can begrudge them their millions when they share so generously in all the right places and with all the right people? And they share not just their wealth but also their time and energy. Now that’s class. Maybe they should be King and Queen.
“Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.” Rebecca Solnit