Spared no expense for charity.
Australian actress and stand-up comedian Rebel Wilson donated $ 93,000 of her own savings to answer a tough question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. On Sunday’s ABC program, the star tried to win money for her chosen charity by answering a few tough questions. The actress demonstrated her knowledge, managing to reach $ 250,000, while she resorted to the help of friend Jacob Andreu, vice president and head of one of the departments of Snapchat.
Wilson drew out a question with difficulty, for which she decided to pay herself in case of an incorrect answer. By coincidence, the task concerned finance: “What were the first coins of the American Mint, founded in 1792, produced from?” The following answers served as options: A) Alexander Hamilton’s golden inkwell; B) Ben Franklin’s Tin Beer Mugs; C) Martha Washington silverware; D) Thomas Jefferson’s copper sink.
The host of the program, Jimmy Kimmel, recalled that in case of an incorrect answer, the actress will take home only 32 thousand dollars. Rebel Wilson admitted that she does not know the exact answer, since she did not go to an American school, but she can take a risk with a light heart, since she herself is able to add 93 thousand dollars to the amount received so that the charitable foundation receives the prize in full.
In the end, the actress chose option “B”, won $ 250,000 and chose to take the money so as not to risk it anymore. The star raised money for St. Jude’s School in Arusha, Tanzania, where she was an ambassador and sponsor, and once bought a $ 50,000 school bus for her students.
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Author: Galina Skozlovskaya