George Clooney can put people in move theaters, convince them to open their wallets for a good cause, and, apparently, also help build entire industries in countries in desperate need.
The 52-year-old actor recently appeared at a press conference for coffee brand Nespresso, for which he is a brand ambassador, and announced a phenomenal new initiaitve to revitalize the coffee industry in South Sudan
Clooney, who has been passionately involved in helping the Sudanese region for many years, even convinced Nespresso bosses to shell out for roads and infrastructure needed to help farmers export goods by 2015.
Clooney added that nearly all the money he receives from his Nespresso contract goes towards funding his Sudan satellite project.
"Most of the money I make on the [Nespresso] commercials I spend keeping a satellite over the border of North and South Sudan to keep an eye on Omar Al Bashir [the Sudanese dictator charged with war crimes at The Hague]. Then he puts out a statement saying that I’m spying on him and how would I like it if a camera was following me everywhere I went and I go ‘well welcome to my life Mr War Criminal’. I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get. I think that’s fair."
Check out one of Clooney's satellite-funding commercials for Nespresso below.
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