Most charitable celebrities

Charity is the means by which many great things are accomplished. When you are rich and famous you have more than enough money to help others, and the good thing is many stars are willing to give away money to those in need. Here are some of the most charitable celebs.

Demi Lovato

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Demi took a stand against bullying. She teamed up with Stand Together to represent the Stand Together Campaign. Another anti-bullying charity Demi works with is STOMP Out Bullying. She also made a PSA for Vote Latina in efforts to engage young Latinos to vote and stand up for their rights. Demi worked with A Day Made Better, which works to erase teacher-funded classrooms, and she’s worked with DonateMyDress.org, where she donated designer dresses to be given to girls who cannot afford prom dresses — for free. Like most of her peers, Demi is also a proud donator to the Red Cross, Shoe Revolt, City of Hope and Kids Wish Network.

Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson is so generous that he has so far given about $7 million to charity. His main charity is the A. P. Reilly foundation which he founded to give support to a local church. He doesn’t limit his generosity to just one charity however and has been known to give large handouts to many different organizations.

Rihanna

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In 2006, Rihanna founded the Believe Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, BELIEVE gives children a chance to not only survive, but thrive in a world where many will never receive the medical attention, school supplies, toys and clothes that they deserve. The foundation is partnered with DKTS, an organization that fights the great fight to delete blood cancer. In 2007, Rihanna was named Cartier’s LOVECHARITY Bracelet Ambassador. Rihanna has used her fame to help a mother of two find a bone marrow transplant. She also donates to disaster relief, AIDS and environmental issues. Rihanna has raised money through concerts and has even taken the time to meet children from the charities she’s supporting.

Sandra Bullock

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After 9/11, Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross. After the tsunami of December 2004, she gave another $1 million to the relief effort; after the Haitian earthquake in January, she donated yet another $1 million to relief organizations.

Selena Gomez

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Aside from being named UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador, Selena has also managed to be named the first ambassador of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, an organization designed to inspire today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. Selena has also helped raised over $1 million for the St. Jude Children Research Hospital by strutting her stuff down the runway with other celebs. She took trips to the Congo with the ENOUGH Project, a project aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

Denzel Washington

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In 2006, Washington donated $1 million to Save Africa’s Children. Later that year, the A-lister gave back at home by donating $25,000 to a North Carolina charity that helps local folks pay their heating bills.

Oprah Winfrey

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In 2005, the queen of all media gave more than $50 million to the Oprah Winfrey Foundation in Chicago, which supports education and other programs for women and children in the United States and abroad, but her lifetime charitable donations are estimated to be somewhere in the $300 million range.

Taylor Swift

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Although she is only just into her twenties, Taylor Swift knows the importance of supporting good causes and has donated a staggering $2 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame. However, she has donated to over twenty charities in the last few years making her one of the most charitable celebrities of late.

Angelina Jolie

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Jolie first became personally aware of worldwide humanitarian crises while filming Tomb Raider in Cambodia in 2001. Since 2001, Jolie has been on field missions around the world and met with refugees and internally displaced persons in more than 20 countries. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, dedicated to eradicating extreme rural poverty, protecting natural resources and conserving wildlife, donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders. In 2003, Jolie was the first recipient of the newly created Citizen of the World Award given out by the United Nations Correspondents Association to those who have made a significant contribution. In 2005, Jolie was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Association of the USA for her work with UNHCR and with refugees. Over time, Jolie has become more involved in promoting humanitarian causes on a political level. On April 17, 2012, after more than a decade of service as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie was promoted to the rank of Special Envoy, to High Commissioner António Guterres, the first to take on such a position within the organization. According to tax records, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated more than $8 million to charity in 2006 alone.

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One response to “Most charitable celebrities”

  1. Tracy says:

    It is very nice o find out there are so many charitable celebrities in Hollywood. These people are rich and popular and definitely have money to share. I am glad they share their money and help great sums for the good and right things to be done. They say who gives it receives and it s true. The money turns back to this people double das they do this with sincere hearts. Thank you, dear people for being kind and attentive to those, who are less fortunate in this life.