Today (June 4) Forbes released its list of the the world's highest paid celebrities, with Kanye West coming in at No. 1. While the information feels trivial in a moment when protests surrounding the death of George Floyd are dominating global headlines, one high-paid celeb from the dance is putting his riches to good use.
Via Twitter, Marshmello announced a $50,000 donation to the NAACP, writing that "i stand with you and encourage others with means to contribute ANYTHING they can to worthy causes that support #blacklivesmatter."
In previous tweets, the helmet-wearing producer, who came in on No. 36 on Forbes list with an estimated net worth of $56 million, wrote that "i’ve always remained neutral with my platform but just like you underneath this costume i am human and this is my tipping point...black culture and influence play a big part in the music i make. the systematic racism and injustices that the black community face on a daily basis is something that no white person can relate to or begin to understand."