Picks and Pans Review: Smart-Guy to the Stars

UPDATED 05/26/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/26/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

Who has the better deal: celebs who look serious hanging with economist Jeffrey Sachs (author of Common Wealth) or Sachs himself? Three reasons he thinks he wins:

1 HIS DO-GOODING PALS DO THEIR HOMEWORK Bono runs circles around the politicians. The smarts of these celebrities are remarkable.

2 THEY HAVE THE COMMON TOUCH You go to an African village and people don't know who Angelina is. She's just in there with people, chatting. She has incredible reach.

3 THEY SHINE A LIGHT When you have Madonna, Brad Pitt and John Legend leading the way, people want to get involved in changing the world.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters