Monday, July 29, 2013
Every since leaving The Simpsons in 1993, Sam Simon has been known throughout Hollywood for his dedication to philanthropy. And now that Simon has been living with terminal colon cancer for the past five months, he has revealed a plan to donate the tens of millions of dollars in Simpsons royalties he receives each month to charity.
Simon confesses he doesn’t know how much he has already given to charity, but his contributions to date are staggering. The Malibu-based Sam Simon foundation feeds the hungry with vegan-based foods, rescues stray dogs, and is worth over $23 million. Other charities Simon is affiliated with include PETA, Save the Children, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Simon also “turned a Malibu spread into a canine haven that rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them as companions for the deaf.”
See Gary Baum, Terminally Ill ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Vows to Give Away Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, July 25, 2013.