Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, headed by her mom, spent $5,000 on grants and $1.5 million on legal fees, consultants, and salaries.
"Don’t get me wrong: I like Lady Gaga and her parents. But celebrities probably shouldn’t start charitable foundations. Now the latest federal tax report is in for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation, and it’s not good news. Despite spending $348,000 in 2012 on their outreach bus tour, the Born this Way Foundation otherwise managed to fritter away around $1.5 million on legal fees, publicity, and a website. The foundation, which lists Gaga’s lovely mom, Cynthia Germanotta, as president, had a lot of expenses in 2012 that had nothing to do with helping anyone. They spent $300,000 on 'Strategic Consulting (web, digital),' $62,836 on 'Stage Productions (Harvard, LA, UN),' $50,000 on 'Social Media,' and another almost $50,000 on 'Event Coordination.'" -- Roger Friedman, Showbiz411.com