Global Citizen Raised $7.1 Billion, & Beyonce Couldn’t be Happier

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Most of the time, Beyonce usually keeps quiet. But not this time. The singer announced that Global Citizen raised $7.1 billion.

This year, Global Citizen traveled to Vancouver, London, New York, and Johannesburg in efforts to help end extreme poverty, in their annual concert series. Some of this year’s performers were Beyonce, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Wizkid, Cardi B, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran.

The organization was founded in 2008 and has visions to end extreme poverty by the year 2030. To date, Global Citizen has made 21.3 billion impacts around the world in education, health, food and hunger, and more.

Beyonce shared the exciting news via her Instagram account.

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After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change.  Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe. I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us.  South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless. If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at globalcitizen.org

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She and her husband, Jay-Z performed for a crowd of thousands. In her post, she thanked the many other performers, speakers, and volunteers who helped raise the 7.1 billion in funds.

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