Apple donates $10M to One World: COVID-19 fundraise
The gift was revealed in a pre-recorded segment aired on YouTube by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
In the video, part of “The Tonight Show’s” ongoing at-home interview series,” Gaga talked to Fallon about the initiative that will fund the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The pop star has gathered a host of A-list celebrities and musical acts to feature in the special live broadcast scheduled to air globally on April 18. Fallon, along with late night talk show personalities Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, will host the event.
During the interview, Gaga, who is personally fundraising for the event, proposed she and Fallon call Cook for a donation.
“I think we should call Tim Cook,” Gaga said. “I don’t know if he knows he’s going to be on TV just yet, but we’re going to FaceTime him and find out.”
When asked by Gaga to confirm a previously discussed donation figure, Cook said, “You can confirm me, we are so proud to be a part of this.” Fallon later revealed the number to be $10 million. The project has so far raised $35 million, much of the money coming from tech companies like Apple