Beyoncé Reflects On Raising $7.1 Billion To Eliminate Poverty
Beyoncé has touched down back in the states, and reflecting on the last two weeks: which were filled with traveling, performances, and candid photos. The mega entertainer and her husband Jay-Z took over the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa in honor of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 and raised over $7 billion in efforts to eliminate global poverty.
Queen Bey explained her experience with partnering with the organization in a quick video equipped with a lengthy caption.
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
She also dedicated a separate post to the designers within South Africa, who she thanks for keeping her “feeling fresh.”
While in India, Beyoncé performed for a billionaire’s daughter to celebrate her getting married.