George Clooney spends money on spy satellite over Sudan
George Clooney is at a different level of wealth than many other celebrities around the world. That's why it's probably no big deal for him to take a chunk of his money and use it specifically to fund a spy satellite over Sudan, to keep an eye on dictator Omar al-Bashir, who has been charged with war crimes.
Clooney, the longtime face of the Nespresso brand of coffee products internationally, tells the Guardian that the paycheck he earns for those adverts come in handy. "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," he says.
The satellite has caught the attention of al-Bashir before, but Clooney isn't dissuaded, explaining, "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."
Well, it's his money to spend as he pleases and it seems George is doing just that.
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