Lady GaGa Paid Her Mom $200,000 to Manage Born This Way Foundation, But Did Not Pay Herself

Aside from the president and co-founder of the non-profit organization's massive salary, the 'House of Gucci' star is also reported to give the foundation's executive director Maya Enista Smith $269.881.

AceShowbiz - Lady GaGa has paid Cynthia Germanotta $200,000 to help run the non-profit Born This Way Foundation they founded together. Though she gave such a massive salary for her mother, the "A Star Is Born" actress was reported to not pay herself.

According to a 2019 tax filing obtained by Radar, the "House of Gucci" star's non-profit paid her 66-year-old mom for her role as President/Director. At the time, the 35-year-old singer/actress was also listed as a director of the foundation, but she was reported to not receive a salary. She was also said to work an average of 3 hours per week on the organization.

In 2019, the Born This Way Foundation pulled in $2,753,830 in contributions and grants for the year. They paid out $1,069,185 for "salaries, other compensation, employee benefits." Despite the $1 million paid out in salaries, the charity institution listed paying out only $149,914 in "grants and similar amounts paid."

Though GaGa herself paid her mom such a massive salary, the highest-paid employee at the time was Maya Enista Smith, the Executive Director of the foundation. As per the tax document, she received a salary of $269.881.

Between 2015-2019, the Born This Way Foundation raised over $12 million from both public and private donations. As per the website, the goal is to "support the mental health of young people and work with them to create a kinder and braver world."

Back in March this year, Cynthia herself talked about the non-profit organization which provides mental health assistance to those who need help in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic during an interview on FOX's "Good Day New York."

"We are doing everything we can in Born This Way Foundation to step up an address [the uprising number of suicide]," Cynthia said at the time. The president of the organization added further, "And we have teamed up with our friends at Find Your Anchor on a campaign called 'Please Stay'."

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