Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated over $8 million (£4 million) to charity in 2006.

Federal tax filings for the Jolie Pitt Foundation, the couple's charity organisation, have been reported by the Huffington Post.

Fight Club star, Pitt, donated $4,402,317 (£2,219,786) while Tombraider's Jolie donated $4,123,613 (£2,079,267).

The records for 2006 show that the famous acting couple handed out $1 million (£500,000) to Doctors Without Borders and the Global Aids Alliance.

The Namibian Red Cross Programme, the country in which their adopted daughter Shiloh was born, also received a donation of $137,935 (£69,557) from the Jolie Pitt Foundation.

And the pair presented $100,000 (£50,000) to the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Jolie played the widow of the US journalist killed in Pakistan, in the film A Mighty Heart.

Pitt and Jolie are well known for their continual charity work, with Jolie working as a UN Goodwill Ambassador around the world.

Pitt has also recently been involved in building new homes in New Orleans, the city destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

24/03/2008 11:14:57