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Monday, March 28, 2011

Lady Gaga Gives More Than $1 Million to Zynga's Japan Fundraiser

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Well, she does have a lot of money
  • Well, she does have a lot of money

You don't have to be a Lady Gaga fan to agree on this: The pop star is very generous with her money.

The singer, who turns 25 today, has reportedly donated $1.5 million to a fundraiser hosted by San Francisco-based Zynga -- with all the money going to help earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

Lady Gaga's donation adds to the $2.5 million already raised by Zynga players who purchased virtual goods that were created as fundraising items in games, including

special crop seeds in FarmVille.

"I'm inspired that my little monsters banded together to help those affected by the terrible tragedy," Lady Gaga said in a statement released by Zynga.

"What Zynga's players have done for the cause is equally inspiring and I'm thrilled to partner with them to raise money that will go to Save the Children and the American Red Cross," she added. 

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