George Clooney Owns A Satellite, Uses It To Spy On War Criminals
August 1st, 2013 2:07pm EDT
George Clooney is spending the money he receives from foreign advertisements on his own satellite - and it's for a good cause.
Clooney makes money appearing in commercials for Nestle's Nespresso oversees and holds a seat on the company's Sustainability Advisory Board. He told The Guardian during a press conference in Paris, "I thought if I was going to be involved on a long-term basis with this company, and I like them very much, I should find out what they're doing and what they should and could be held responsible for."
Clooney's ads are self-deprecating, showing the actor getting turned down by women who are more interested in the coffee machine beside him.
The actor took time during the press conference to note that he is not pocketing most of the money he makes from Nespresso. Instead, he's keeping track on Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir - who was charged with warcrimes at the Hague.
"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. Then 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."
Clooney is currently working with Nespresso to source some of its coffee from South Sudan - making it the country's only export other than oil.
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