George Floyd’s daughter Gianna now Disney’s youngest shareholder after singer Barbara Streisand buys her stock – The Sun
GEORGE Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna is now a Disney stockholder thanks to Barbra Streisand.
The 78-year-old singer gifted the little girl the shares which are currently trading at around $115.
Gianna revealed the news on her Instagram as she posed holding up a letter from the superstar.
She wrote: "Thank you Barbra Streisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you."
Along with the shares, the Hello, Dolly! star also gave the girl two of her albums "My Name is Barbra" and "Color Me Barbara".
Gianna has been thrust into the spotlight as her dad George died after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck as he pleaded "I can't breathe".
His death sparked worldwide protests and placed renewed focus on allegations of police brutality and widespread systematic racism.
In a statement, Streisand said: "I sent Gianna videos where I played a little girl in my first television special singing kid songs and my second special a sequence with lots of baby animals."
Gianna now has 71,000 followers on her Instagram, which is used to share pictures and promote social justice.
It is unclear how many shares Streisand purchased for Gianna, but it is the latest celebrity support offered to the little girl.
Kanye West set up a college fund for her as part of his $2million donation to the support the family of Floyd, along with Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
Taylor was a medic killed by cops executing a no-knock warrant at her home in Kentucky, while Arbery was shot dead while he was out jogging in Georgia.
Gianna has been taken the world's hearts as a further $2 million was raised for her via a GoFundMe page.
The board of regents at Texas Southern University (TSU) also announced it was offering to provide Gianna with a full scholarship.
A video of her shot just after a press conference in Minneapolis earlier this month went viral as she rode on retired NBA star Stephen Jackson's shoulders.
With delight, she said: "Daddy changed the world."
Jackson also responded to Gianna's post regarding her gift from Streisand, saying "the world is yours Gigi".
Gianna is also her Instagram page to spread awareness for other families affected by police brutality.
She shared a GoFundMe page for Rayshard Brooks, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Atlanta police.
She captioned the picture: "Please Help Rayshard Brooks Family. We will be in Atlanta standing with them next week."
George's death has triggered Black Lives Matter protests worldwide after the video of him begging for his life was viewed by millions.
The 46-year-old had been apprehended for allegedly trying to use a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes.
He was then pinned down by Chauvin as three other cops failed to intervene, slowly going limp before being taken away in an ambulance.
Chauvin was fired and originally charged with third-degree murder, but following the public outcry, the charge was elevated to second-degree murder.
Minneapolis police officers are reportedly quitting their jobs "over lack of support" after the death of George.
Department officials said least seven Minneapolis cops have resigned and another seven are in the process of quitting.
The resignations come just days after the Minneapolis City Council voted to officially disband the city's police department and replace it with a community-led model.
Calls to "defund the police" have spread across the US, with protesters even setting up a cop-free commune in the middle of Seattle.
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