The E! star recently opened up her heart—and her closet—to help families in the Philippines, placing designer clothes, shoes and accessories up for auction in her eBay store. Every single item sold out—many for thousands of dollars—and a portion of these profits went directly towards Typhoon Haiyan relief. But for some, particularly those unaware of the administrative costs and taxes that go into running an eBay store, the percentage given to charity wasn’t enough.
What they probably don’t know, however, is that Kim’s auction for the Philippines barely scratches the surface of her philanthropic contributions. Kanye West‘s love donates 10 percent of everything she makes to charity. This means a portion of profits from every clothing line, each endorsement deal, her TV salary, payouts for promotional appearances and everything in between is donated to a good cause.
Kim’s rep confirmed to E! News that she’s been sharing her wealth for many years—even before she became a household name! If you take a look at Kim’s multimillion dollar empire now, though, the amount of what she’s donated actually makes her one of the most charitable celebrities in Hollywood.
In a 2011 appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, she confirmed that “whatever it is” she earns, she donates 10 percent of it. “Every year,” she said, “Absolutely.”
“It’s not just about giving away, it’s about finding something you really connect with,” she said. “So many people ask us to donate money, [but] some things just don’t make sense to me and I don’t feel connected or passionate to that certain thing. So when I find something I like…it makes it just so much more meaningful.”Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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