Gilmour donates $6.48 million to charity
Money comes from sale of Pink Floyd
Floyd guitarist David Gilmour
has donated $6.48 million (4.5 million pounds) to charity. The money
came from the sale of Gilmour's London, England, house.
need the money, and I just thought it would be a good thing to do,"
Gilmour said in The Sunday Telegraph. "I've had that house
for nearly 20 years. It's made a fat profit and I've scarcely used
it for the last six or seven years."
newspaper reports he bought the property for $430,000 (300,000 pounds).
said he sold the home to simplify his life. "You collect Ferraris
and then you've got to collect people to look after your Ferraris,
and you've got to collect buildings to house the Ferraris,"
The Sunday Telegraph quoted him as saying. "Life gets very
complicated. And eventually, at least in my case, you think 'I don't
need this stuff.' And suddenly life gets simpler."
will go to Crisis, a charity that helps the homeless. Gilmour
is a regular contributor to the organization through his DG Charitable
He sold the
home to Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana.
in a farmhouse in West Sussex. He also owns a house in Greece.
Jan. 14, 2002)
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