Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday announced a $10 million donation to a SPECIAL charity concert on the “One World: Unite at Home” online by Global Citizen, the World Health Organization and Lady Gaga, in partnership with Lady Gaga, according tomedia outlet AppleInsider.
The gift was revealed in a preview of “Jimmy’s Tonight Show” that aired on YouTube. In this video, Lady Gaga talks to Jimmy Fallon about the initiative to fund the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The pop superstar has brought together celebrities and musicians to appear on a special live broadcast around the world on April 18. Fallon will host the event with late-night talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.
During the interview, Lady Gaga, who has been raising money for the event, suggested that she and Fallon call Cook. “I think we should call Tim Cook,” Gaga said. “I don’t know if he knows he’s just on TV, but we’re going to have faceTime with him to get to know it.” “
Asked by Gaga to confirm a donation figure that had been discussed before, Cook said, “You can confirm to me that we’re honored to be a part of it.” Fallon later revealed that the figure was $10 million. So far, the project has raised $35 million, much of it from technology companies such as Apple.
As announced earlier Monday, One World: Unite at Home will invite Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, John Elton, FINNEAS, IDRIS AND SABRINA ELBA, J BALVIN, JOHN LEGEND, KACEY MUSGRAVES, KEITH URBAN, KERRY WASHINGTON, LANG LANG, LIZZO, MALUMA, PAUL MC, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, SHAH RUKH KHAN AND STEE Artists such as Wonder attend the show.
Apple will broadcast the event live on April 18 at 5 p.m. Pacific time. The tech giant is pouring money and resources into the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak and said in March that it had committed more than $15 million to the rescue effort worldwide. Two weeks later, the company doubled its ubinoting contribution to China to more than $7 million.
More recently, Mr. Cook said over the weekend that Apple had purchased about 20 million N95 masks from its supply chain for front-line health care workers. The company, with the help of partner suppliers, produces about 1 million Apple-designed plastic masks a week, the first of which will be shipped this week.
In a statement, Citizens Global said the multi-hour programme, arranged by Global Citizenship and WHO, will be broadcast worldwide on 18 April as part of a sustained push for funding for WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The project has raised $35 million in the past week.
In addition, Apple will work with television broadcasters such as ABC, NBC, Viacom CBS Networks and iHeartMedia to stream digital specials simultaneously. In Canada, Bell Media will broadcast the programme on its platforms, while BBC One is scheduled to air on Sunday 19 April. Together with Apple, the special will be shown on digital platforms owned by Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Instagram, LiveX Live, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.