Famous philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, who — by means of her basis, Emerson Collective — owns The Atlantic and California Sunday, seems to have engaged in a brand new act of charity: taking Ben Affleck to dinner. The Each day Mail stories that Affleck and Powell Jobs arrived and departed individually to a three-hour dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California.
The 47-year-old actor, who has had such profession turns because the worst incarnation of Batman, has been going by means of a tough patch. For example, after his divorce from actress Jennifer Garner, he briefly dated the household’s nanny. He additionally received a large phoenix tattooed on his again, then lied about it.
Powell Jobs, 55, is understood primarily for her philanthropy. Emerson Collective acquired a majority stake in The Atlantic as the underside started to fall out on digital promoting. Different Emerson Collective investments embody Axios Media and Gimlet Media in addition to grants for particular shops in different shops. The group has pursuits in schooling, well being, social justice, and immigration as properly.
Affleck can be identified for charity work — particularly, his Japanese Congo Initiative, which was arrange in 2010. It’s a grantmaking physique meant to help financial and social growth within the space, in addition to driving coverage adjustments within the US that may profit the area.
It’s solely doable, even possible, that the 2 are collaborating on some new charitable contribution. But when this dinner was a private moderately than skilled alternative, it appears price reminding Powell Jobs that the perfect trendy iteration of Batman is Michael Keaton from the Tim Burton Batman films. Some mild Googling suggests he’s single.