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Justin Bieber Pays It Forward, Holiday-Style

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In this photo released by Warner Bros, performer Justin Bieber poses with Principal Sherrie Gahn of Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Justin presented a check for $100,000 to Principal Sherrie Gahn of Whitney Elementary School and performed a holiday concert for the students. This segment will air on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, Jan. 4. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Michael Rozman)

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Does anyone know the intricacies of a transaction like this? Isn't that money taxed? I'm probably wrong, but I'm just wondering why more celebrities don't write checks like this. In my simple mind, it's like:

Every year you can take $1 million and write ten of those checks to ten different schools.

That seems so easy when you're being paid $13 million for a role...

I say this now, but once I got my secluded home (and by secluded I don't mean ENORMOUS, fuck my labor AND the cleaning bill), my dogs and my car I would have so much excess... I'd so want to use my money to really help places that need it. Even with a child or two, I feel like this is still possible.

How wrong am I?