Between them, the number of luxury mansions they own around the world: EIGHT. Between them, the number of Syrian Muslim refugees they have in to any of their homes: ZERO.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Johnny B) Whether it was staging a press conference from a refugee camp or being filmed comparing their life to the plight of migrants, both Angelia Jolie and George Clooney made sure their voices were heard.
America has ‘forgotten who we are’, Clooney told a group of Syrian families in front of the camera, as the actor and wife Amal revealed their anger at his country’s failure to tackle the migrant crisis.
The international community must do more, a drenched Jolie demanded as she braved the driving rain in Lebanon. In an impassioned plea, she went on to attack the ‘tragic’ failure to resolve the Syrian war which has forced millions to flee their homes.
But despite their vocal views on Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War – announced to a global audience – both the Clooneys and Jolie are much more reticent when it comes to revealing what they personally are doing to help.
Muslim human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her Hollywood husband own five homes between them, while Jolie and the other half of her power couple – Brad Pitt – have three.
The Clooneys have two villas in Laglio, Italy, a £10million nine-bedroom mansion in the Berkshire village of Sonning Eye, a holiday home in the Mexican beach location of Cabo and a property in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Jolie and Pitt own a £35million château in Brignoles, Provence in the south of France, a £4.5million home in New Orleans and a house in Los Feliz, California.
Jolie said she had hoped to be in Syria helping victims return to their homes on the fifth anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar Assad. She said it’s ‘tragic and shameful that we seem to be so far from that point.’
Meanwhile, on the fifth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, the Clooneys drew on their migrant roots in discussing the mass crisis after hearing the testimonies of several Syrian migrants. Muslim rights lawyer Amal Clooney also spoke of her own family’s experience of fleeing Lebanon during the civil war and arriving into Europe in 1982 and her hopes for a free Syria.