Hugh Jackman Offers $100,000 Twitter Prize

Posted Friday April 17, 2009 6:20 PM GMT

While many celebrities are using Twitter to build their fanbase, Hugh Jackman has decided to redeem the technology by using it for charity.

During an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” stud revealed that he would give $100,000 to the person who Twittered him with the best charity idea.

He told Ryan, “Thousands and thousands of charities have come to my attention that I didn’t know about and it’s really inspiring me.”

Hugh continued, “I decided to make a pledge that I would give $100,000 to whoever Twittered me [about] a charity, in 140 characters or less, that really resonated with me. I just wanted to use that forum to talk about giving and to give some air space to charities.” Jackman will announce the winner on the air next week.

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Enjoy the pictures of Hugh Jackman visiting BBC studios (April 16).