Elton John, Bono, & Sting Raise A Cool $80 Mill At Benefit Gala

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Photo by Jason Merritt//Getty Images

Photo by Jason Merritt//Getty Images

Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor? OK, so not quite stealing but big name musicians like Elton John, Sting, and Bono helped raise upwards of $80 million for the 25th anniversary of the Robin Hood Foundation.

The gala on Monday, May 13th helped raise money for NYC-area poverty. Their website says that is the foundations “single objective.” Luckily, superstars like John are there to help, with the British songwriter playing songs like “Tiny Dancer” for those at dinner.

Sting and Paul Simon also sang a rendition of “Fields of Gold,” telling the band they “started a new band” called “Simon and Stingfunkel.”

If you want to learn more about the Robin Hood Foundation, check out their website: www.robinhood.org/‎.

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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