30 Facts About the Folks Who Hover in Orbit Around Celebrities

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30 Facts About the Folks Who Hover in Orbit Around Celebrities

Being a celebrity is tough. You’re either a Stan Lee, and you have flatterers and grifters digging into your pockets your entire life, or you’re a Scooter Braun, and your brother will do more good for the world than you ever will with all your hundreds of millions of dollars. 

That’s it! Those are the only two types of celebrity. We couldn’t believe it either, but then we saw these facts. Read for yourself…

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Uma Thurman's dad is the first ordained Western Buddhist monk. Robert Thurman met the Dalai Lama in 1962. Years after being ordained, he offered up his robes to finish his studies and teach Indo-Tibetan Buddhism in America. Today he is president of Tibet House U.S. (one of his many positions in Western Buddhist organizations). CRACKED.COM

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Brad Pitt's brother helped millions gain access to water. Doug Pitt is an expert in how to effectively drill for clean water, and has worked with a nonprofit organization to bring clean water to almost 2 million people in East Africa. Не was also named the first Goodwill Ambassador for Tanzania, which is objectively a much more important accomplishment than winning an Oscar for acting. Not that his brother would know what that's like, either. CRACKED.COM

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Steven Spielberg's father revolutionized computers. Arnold Spielberg designed the GE-225, a mainframe with unprecedented processing power that helped lead to the development of personal computers. And subsequently, his son's ability to make CGI- heavy movies like Jurassic Park. And presumably to insert a few velociraptors into his upcoming treatment of West Side Story. CRACKED.COM

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Lenny Kravitz's uncle was a war hero. Leonard Kravitz (the one who didn't marry Lisa Bonet) enlisted in the Korean War at just 20. When his unit was attacked, he kept firing at the enemy so they would focus on him. His sacrifice saved his entire platoon, and he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Meanwhile, his namesake would serve his nation with a cover version of the Canadian antiwar song American Woman. CRACKED.COM

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Alanis Morrisette's business manager stole $4.8 million from her. Не took it in small chunks over six years, hoping she wouldn't notice. To hide it, he encouraged her to blow money recklessly. When confronted, he tried to pass it off as investing in an (illegal) marijuana growing scheme, but she didn't buy that and successfully sued him. In court, she said the whole thing left her ability to trust shaken to the core. CRACKED.COM

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Carly Simon's father co-founded Simon & Schuster. Richard Simon first met Max Schuster when he was trying to sell him a piano, which led to them founding one of the world's biggest publishing companies together. Simon even came up with the idea of launching the first-ever book of crossword puzzles. Something to think about when you're penciling in Richard Gere as an 11-letter proper noun for the subject of the hit song 'You're so vain. CRACKED.COM

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Keya Morgan, Stan Lee's former business manager, was arrested on elder abuse charges in 2019. Charges included false imprisonment and stealing over $262,000 from Lee's autographing sessions in 2018. ... MIDA KHEN ... I POLICE AWARE CAR TKE CONCRETA CRACKED VOLE COM U WH AS APPA us ad MAY

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