Madonna is setting up a new Brazilian children-s charity
The -Celebration- singer met with wealthy business people and politicians during her recent five-day trip to the South American country and managed to secure a $7 million donation for Success for Kids from Brazil-s richest man, Eike Batista.
Madonna was invited to the father-of-two`s estate on the island of Angra Dos Reis on Saturday (14.11.09) to discuss the project after Batista agreed to fund a large proportion of her latest charitable venture.
During dinner, Batista - who has an estimated $7.5 billion fortune - offered to give Madonna $7 million after asking how much more she needed to set up her charity`s initial projects, leaving the pop superstar in tears.
At the meal, Madonna declared her love for the country, saying: "I worship Brazil."
During her trip to Brazil, Madonna was accompanied by her rabbi.
Despite speculation her visit to Rio de Janeiro was to meet her Brazilian boyfriend Jesus Luz`s family, she insisted she was there to carry out humanitarian work.
Speaking ahead of her visit, she said: "I am going there strictly for fundraising and humanitarian purposes."