They broke donation records when they threatened to let Bono keep rapping if you didn't send money.
A hefty chunk of the funds gathered by the event went to Yele Haiti, a charity organization created by former Fugee Wyclef Jean. Between that and other benefit concerts and public appearances, Wyclef ended up with $16 million that he claimed would go to the people of Haiti. Well, Wyclef and his family are from Haiti, so technically, he was telling the truth.
Yele Haiti spent almost half a million dollars on "food and beverages" (for themselves) and $630,000 went to Wyclef's brother-in-law for various construction projects that were never realized. Yele Haiti did finish at least one building, though: their own headquarters, which cost another cool half mil, and is now abandoned. Meanwhile, they announced that the organization would give $3,000 a month to an orphanage so the kids could buy food, and then they cut off all support a few months later, once the good press had died down. Wyclef also billed the charity itself for his first-class travel when he attended charity shows. But hey, at least he got to see some pretty good gigs: Yele Haiti once paid $100,000 to hire the Wyclef Jean to play at a benefit show! Yes, the guy from The Fugees!
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"It was a big honor for me, and me as well."