Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio donated $1 million to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to support recovery efforts in the earthquake ravished country.
President Barack Obama asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to raise money for the victims of the quake.
“I am grateful for the generous gift Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation have made in support of our Clinton Bush Haiti Fund,” Clinton said in a statement.
Clinton and DiCaprio will appear on Friday night's “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon, which was organized by actor George Clooney and will air on several broadcast networks.
Also appearing at the telethon are Madonna, Beyonce, Jay Z, U2, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, and Alicia Keys.
Several politicians and celebrities have made donations and solicited funds for Haiti. Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-American musician, has made donations through his Yele Haiti foundation. And singer Shakira announced plans to build a new school in Haiti through her Barefoot Foundation.
The White House has posted information on its website about where to make contributions.