Barbra Streisand buys George Floyd's daughter Disney shares

By Zach Harper

Barbra Streisand has given Gianna Floyd, the six-year-old daughter of the late George Floyd, Disney shares.

Gianna took to Instagram on June 13 to share the kind gesture from the EGOT winner. She posted a photo of her holding a letter and a certificate saying she is a Disney stockholder. The acting and singing legend also sent Gianna her 1965 and 1966 albums My Name is Barbra and Color Me Barbra.

"Thank you @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you," the post read.

It's not known how many shares Gianna received from Barbra, but Disney stock is typically a high performer, so it can be seen as a very generous gift. As of 4 p.m. ET on June 15, a single Disney share was worth US$117.08 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Barbra has long been known for her philanthropy and support of human rights. She has raised more than US$25 million for various causes throughout her career, including racial justice, women's rights and more. Her support for Black Americans can be traced back to 1968, when she performed with Harry Belafonte at the Hollywood Bowl in a fundraiser for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. It raised about US$140,000 at the time (

If you're unfamiliar with the SCLC, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the organization's first president. It worked for the desegregation of communities in Alabama and civil rights of Black Americans. It was also one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, at which Martin made his "I Have a Dream" speech. It is still active on racial justice issues in the United States.

Barbra is not the only celebrity to have reached out to Gianna after her father's death. Kanye West created a college savings plan for the little girl intended to pay for her tuition. He has also given US$2 million to help the families of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery's legal defences.

Canadian hockey star P.K. Subban also gave US$50,000 to a GoFundMe page that has been set up to help Gianna after George's death. He said the NHL matched his donation.

"Justice has to happen, change needs to come," P.K. said in a video posted to Twitter on June 3 revealing his donation. "But we need everyone. We need all people to look at our lives and see where we can help that change, and do our part."

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