One man”s trash is another man”s treasure — at least according to an ex-“Real World: Las Vegas“ star, who”s taking America”s old, broken Apple products … and turning them into charity gold.
It”s pretty cool … Michael Ross — aka the straight-laced guy from “RW” season 25 — just started a non-profit called Greenest Genius that fixes up Macs, iPads, and iPods … then donates a portion of the refurbished material back to impoverished children around the world.
Now here”s the “genius” part — the rest of the fixed-up products are then sold back to Americans to help finance the non-profit.
As for the above pics — Ross tells us, they were snapped at an all-boys orphanage in El Progresso, Honduras recently … where he donated one laptop, an iPad, and an iPod touch.
In case it wasn”t already obvious … Michael”s company also helps the environment, preventing a bunch of otherwise hazardous electronics from filling American landfills — hence the “Greenest” part of its name.
Steve Jobs would be proud.