Beyoncé Gives 'Praise And Respect' To Fellow Global Citizen Festival Volunteers For Raising $7 Billion To Fight Poverty

The festival also honored the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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| December 20 2018,

8:42 pm

The Carters helped add a few billion dollars to the Global Citizen Festival's bag.

According to Rolling Stone, the concert helped raise $7 billion in donation commitments. Organizers hoped to raise just $1 billion but surpassed that number thanks to pledges from groups like the World Bank and the South African government. The donations will be used to fight poverty across the Earth.

Beyoncé took to Instagram Tuesday to celebrate the organization's massive achievement with a clip recapping her performance.

"After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars [were] raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty," the artist wrote. "I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change."

The singer also praised the audience. Those in attendance earned their tickets through acts of service and volunteerism. 

"Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community," Bey wrote. "Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights and countless other causes for millions across the globe."








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After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change.  Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe. I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us.  South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless. If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at globalcitizen.org

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As IOL reports, the clip also paid tribute to South Africa's music scene, as it is set to South African produce DJ Maphorisa’s "iWalk Ye Phara,” which features Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Raybel, K.O. and Zulu Mkhathini.

And Queen Bey didn't stop there; she also posted photos of the outfits she wore during her trip, writing in the caption, "Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y’all go so hard."




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