Eminem, Twitter's Jack Dorsey Commit $1 Million To Detroit Relief

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Rapper Marshall Mathers, best known by his stage name Eminem, recently announced a $250,000 donation for relief in the city of Detroit, Michigan, matched by a further $750,000 donation from Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has greatly affected economic output across the US. Both donations were announced on a show hosted by veteran rapper Lil Wayne.

The donation is destined for the Marshall Mathers Foundation, a charitable organization focused on providing assistance to disadvantaged and at-risk youth primarily in Detroit, the city where Eminem famously grew up in. Dorsey recently announced he was committing $1 billion in funds to help fight the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting economic effects. His donation to Eminem's eponymous foundation seems to fall under that commitment.

Eminem and Jack Dorsey join a host of celebrities and business titans who have committed to donate sizeable sums for coronavirus relief. Among such donation commitments include more than $100 million from Bill Gates, $100 million from Michael Dell, plenty free meals from rapper Dr. Dre and business partner Jimmy Iovine, $6 million from Beyoncé, $2.1 million from Rihanna, and $10 million from Oprah Winfrey.