Hollywood stars donate $50,000 for Obama’s swearing inDecember 21st, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Hollywood actresses Sharon Stone, Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx are a list of politically-minded stars who’ve donated $50,000 each to fund US president-elect Barack Obama’s upcoming inauguration into the White House.Obama secured a long line of A-list supporters during his run for office, and is set to be sworn in during a history-making ceremony in Washington on Jan 20. The event could draw up to five million people and require a hefty sum of money and the star supporters have already coughed up mounds of cash, reports contactmusic.com
The donation has secured the trio four tickets to the event. The parade and swearing-in ceremonies are paid for by the government; incoming presidents traditionally rely on private funds to supplement the budget and host parties.