At just 65 years old, Sharon Stone is still one of the richest actresses in the world.
Or so it was until March 10, when the US bank Silicon Valley Bank suffered a collapse followed by Signature Bank, which has produced the biggest bank failure since 2008. The interpreter of Basic Instinct, who accumulates a fortune of
than 50 million dollars, he assured that this amount has been reduced by half after the collapse of the banking entities.
"I just lost half of my money because of this banking issue, but that doesn't mean I can't help," she confessed last Thursday during a fundraising gala for the Women's Cancer Research Foundation, in Beverly Hills (California).
The Hollywood star collapsed before the public, which he urged to support the cause despite the economic or technical difficulties that one may experience.
“I know that trying to figure out how to send the money is difficult.
I am a technical idiot, but I can write a check and that is also having courage because I know what is happening”, said the actress, who precisely received the Courage Award during the event.
“This is a difficult time in the world, but I don't want any politician telling me what I can and can't do, telling me what I can and can't live and what is the value of my life and what is not.
So get up.
Get up and say what you're worth, I dare you.
That's what courage is,” Stone added, bringing the audience to its feet and receiving a standing ovation.
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Beyond the financial loss, Stone also discussed his recent personal losses.
“My brother just died and that doesn't mean he's not here.
This is not an easy time for any of us," he explained of his little brother, Patrick Stone, who died of cardiac arrest last February at age 57, just months after the sudden death of his nephew and son. of Patrick, 11 months.
Sharon Stone breaks down in tears asking guests to donate more money.
She says writing a check for her de ella requires courage since she “lost half my money to this banking thing,” presumably referring to Silicon Valley Bank collapse.
“This is not an easy time for any of us.”
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Even so, the American actress also added a touch of humor to the speech while mentioning her own experience with the processes of early detection of cancer and how in 2001 she was diagnosed with breast lumps.
mammograms are not fun.
And for someone like me, who was told I had breast cancer because I had a tumor bigger than my breast, and they were sure I couldn't have a tumor without it being cancer, it wasn't,” she clarified.
"If you open me up and it's cancer, please take off both my breasts," I told them, because
I am not a person defined by my breasts.
You know, that might seem funny coming from me, since everyone has seen them,” she added with a smile.
Back in 2021, she revealed in her memoir,
The Beauty of Living Twice,
that when a series of benign tumors were finally removed from her breasts, she woke up from the operation to find that she had "bigger breasts" than before because the surgeon who had intervened decided to put implants without consulting him beforehand.
Actress Sharon Stone on March 17, 2023 during a gala to raise funds for cancer, in Beverly Hills, California.
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To Stone's consolation, US President Joe Biden assured last week that "the banking system is sound and your deposits are safe" for when they need them.
In fact, the Federal Reserve of the United States has intervened the entities to guarantee all the deposits held in the two banks, which makes it unlikely that Stone, who lives in a house of more than 20 million dollars in Beverly Hills, lose money.