Russell Brand to give money away

Russell BrandRussell Brand plans to give away his future earnings. The 39-year-old star insists he ''doesn't need'' to make money for himself anymore so wants to use his fortune to help those in need. The Arthur star told Vanity Fair: ''I have decided that I don't need to make any money anymore. The money that I get, I'm going to use for the establishment of community centers, which will sell good food and provide a place for people to hang out: initially, a service for people recovering from drug addiction, but also an incubator for social enterprises, where people will work, on a not-for-profit basis, in a wide variety of trades.'' Russell is releasing a new book, Revolution, in which he implores for a social and political revolution and he admits he is worried about how some people - particularly readers in the US - will react to his ideas. He said: ''I recently did the audiobook, and when I read the stuff on America, I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm gonna get f**kin' shot! 'Cause it's very easy to be reductive. And it doesn't matter how many times I say, 'I'm not talking about the American people.' I've lived in America. I've driven across America in a recreation of Kerouac's journey and know the American people. I don't hate America."

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  1. Brianne • October 31, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

    I love this guy. He’s intelligent, funny and socially aware. If more ridiculously wealthy celebs (Charlie Sheen) used their money for good instead of wasting it, there would be a lot less hungry people in the world.

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