Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking Oscar tweet equals $3 million from Samsung - for charity


It may be the most tweeted image ever, but we can also call it the "selfie that keeps giving back."

Some people cried product placement foul when host Ellen DeGeneres continued to pull out her Samsung Galaxy Note 3 during the 2014 Oscar telecast and take selfies. However, Ellen knows how to work this system. 

On her post-Oscar live episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Monday (March 3), Ellen shared that Samsung was, in fact, donating $3 million to charity since they'd gotten so much exposure at the Oscars. Ellen will divide up the money between St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Humane Society of the United States.

A lot of retweets equals a lot of donated money.

Also, the pizza guy's name is Edgar. Hi Edgar the Pizza Guy!


Photo/Video credit: Twitter/Ellen DeGeneres