George Clooney donating profits from wedding photos to his own charity
By Tribute News on October 1, 2014 | Leave a Comment
George Clooney is donating most of the profits from his wedding photographs to his own charity. The 53-year-old actor, who tied in the knot with British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in Venice, Italy during a three-day celebration over the weekend, is reportedly giving a large chunk of the money from their multi-million dollar publishing deals with PEOPLE magazine in the US and HELLO! magazine in the UK to the Satellite Sentinel Project, which the 'Monuments Men' star co-founded in 2010 to monitor war crimes in Sudan. A source close to the Oscar winner told gossip website TMZ.com: ''Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life.'' Other sources revealed that the couple decided to sell the publishing rights to the highest bidders to secure the maximum amount of money possible for a small number of their favorite human rights charities. In March 2012, George - who has a long history of activism in Sudan - was arrested in a protest over the crisis there, but was released shortly afterwards. Speaking after their recent nuptials, the actor said: ''Marriage feels pretty damn great. We're looking forward to everything.'' The couple - who got engaged in April after six months of dating - exchanged platinum rings as they wed in front of around 100 guests, including Hollywood actor Matt Damon and U2 frontman Bono.