What you never knew about George Michael and what he did with his money
3 Royalties form concerts and hit singles usually went to charity
George Michael also donated gifts and helped raised funds to support patients with HIV. George Michael’s donations included royalties from his duet with Elton John in 1991 “Don’t let the sun go down on me”. His charitable donations helped raise awareness of HIV to free those suffering with the disease form discrimination. Dame Esther Rantzen the founder of Childline revealed that the royalties Michael received from his 1996 single “Jesus to a child” which reached number 1 on the charts was given to the organization.
According to Rantzen, George Michael had given the organization millions without wanting people to know about it. The organization had been planning a 30th anniversary celebration with a concert in tribute to the star. ‘And it is particularly tragic that Christmas, which was when he released Jesus to a Child, would also be the time when we lost him”.