Haute 100 Los Angeles Update: George Clooney

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami,New YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. The famed bachelor and actor take some time off his hectic schedule to promote awareness in Sudan, hopefully preventing it from becoming the next Darfur.

George Clooney

Category: Entertainers

Company: Smokehouse Productions

Industry: Film

What Made Him Haute: Everything. He has been Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor for as long as we can remember, and his acting abilities are on par. The superstar is also known for his social and liberal political activism.

What Makes Him Haute: This past month, on top of having to attend to his hectic filming schedule that includes directing and acting in the new movie The Ides of March, George Clooney traveled to Sudan on a mission to increase awareness for the political situation in the country. Accompanied by John Prendergast, he set out to find out more about the January referendum that will decide if Northern and Southern Sudan will split up. And once there, stopped to learn more about the region of Abyei, a place that has been much affected by conflicts within the country over the last decade.

The upcoming ballot, which has the power to divide the country and thereby change its political and social structures, results in a looming war in Sudan. According to U.S. Intelligence, it is the place with the biggest risk in the globe of mass killing and genocide within the next year. Clooney’s mission this time is to ask for aid before it turns into what could be the next Darfur.

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