Apart from paying for your own expenses and bills, it is very important to contribute some of your earnings to the weaker sections of the society. In today’s busy life, people don’t have time to personally visit or help the unprivileged persons, that’s why many trusts and organizations have come up who accept donations and work for their welfare. The celebrities in the list are known philanthropists and has been donating huge amount of their earnings for the noble causes.
Here is the List of the Top 10 Most Charitable Celebrities in the World:
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10 Demi Lovato
Starting the list we have a very young singer, actress and songwriter from America, Demi Lovato. She was born on 20th August, 1992 in New Mexico, US. Her singing genres are pop rock, R&B and pop and play instruments like guitar, drums and piano. She has been associated with labels like Island, Hollywood, Republic and Safehouse.
Demi has been doing charity from a very young age and was Honorary Ambassador of Education by American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders in 2009. She also recorded theme song for Disney’s Friends for Change along with Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Jonas Brothers. All the proceeds from the song were donated to the environmental charity via Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. She has been involved in campaigns like “Be Counted” in 2010, “A Day Made Better”, ambassador for “Mean Stinks” to stop girls bullying etc. Recently, she signed a letter along with others against gun violence and also featured in video telling stories of the victims.
9 Amy Schumer
Amy Beth Schumer was born on 1st June, 1981 in Manhattan, New York. She is a writer, producer, actress and stand-up comedienne from America. She is mainly in to blue comedy, observational comedy, insult comedy and sketch comedy. She has won awards like Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
Amy has done a lot of charity work and has been a part of associations like Alzheimer’s Association, Hilarity for Charity and Multiple Sclerosis Society. She also organized a charity tour The TrainWreck Comedy Tour in 7 places and supported organizations like National MS Society, David Lynch Foundation, Youth Guidance and YCMA Chicago’s Urban Warriors etc. Amy also joined LA Goodwill for Women to empower females through fashion.
8 John Legend
Born as John Roger Stephens in Ohio, US, he is a songwriter, musician and singer. John has won 10 Grammy, 1 Golden Globe and 1 Academy Award. In 2007, Songwriters Hall of Fame felicitated him with Hal David Starlight Award. Before debuting as a solo artist, he had a successful career working with Magnetic Man, Kanye West, Slum Village, Jay Z etc.
In 2007, he collaborated with Tide detergent and spread awareness about needs of the families in Hurricane affected area, St. Bernard Parish. He also a spent one day folding clothes at Tide “clean start” and also visited homes tide was helping to reconstruct in the community. John has been associated with many charitable organization and events like Live Earth concert, Show Me campaign and asked his fans for help, was spokesman for “Gentlemen’s Fund” an initiative by GQ Magazine, performed at Hope for Haiti Now telethon, Teach for America etc. In 2016, he signed a letter along with Richard Branson, George Shultz and Jane Fonda to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General for more policies on humane drug.
7 Jamie Oliver
James Trevor “Jamie” Oliver is a restaurateur and celebrity chef from Britain. He was born on 27th May 1975 in Clavering, England. His cooking style includes Organic, British Cuisine and Italian Cuisine. He known for English cuisine, which is healthy and this led him to numerous restaurants and television shows. He took his first lesson of culinary as pastry chef at Neal Street restaurant of Antonio Carluccio and from there he was spotted by BBC and got his own show The Naked Chef. Eventually he wrote his first book which became the first seller.
Oliver owns a charity restaurant called Fifteen where disadvantaged people were trained to work in industry of hospitality. The restaurant was a big success and was opened at many places around the globe. He started a campaign to serve healthy food in schools of Britain against junk food with the series “Jamie’s School Dinner”. His efforts paid off and changed the way the food was served in schools. In 2009, he was awarded with TED Prize for his work at both governmental and individual level. He suffers from severe Dyslexia and he read Catching Fire, his first novel at 38yrs of age.
6 John Cena
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. is a professional wrestler, actor, reality TV show host and rapper from America. He was born on 23rd April, 1977 in Massachusetts. Presently, he is shooting for the second season of American Grit. He started his career with Ultimate Pro Wrestling in 1999 and won in the Heavyweight category. He debuted in WWE in 2002 and eventually he morphed as an edgy rapper and arrogant character and was raised to fame on SmackDown! In his career, he has won 24 championships in all.
This 6fts 1in tall and strong, who has very rough exterior is very soft inside and has been showing his soft side time and again by involving himself in charity works. He was associated with Make-A-Wish Foundation and granted wishes of more than 500 children suffering from illnesses that were life-threatening. He also received Chris Greicius celebrity award in 2009.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a songwriter, actress and singer from America. She was born on 4th September, 1981in Houston, Texas. She used to perform at various dancing and singing competition as a kid and was raised to fame as a member of Destiny’s Child, a girl-group. The group was best selling and she debuted as a solo singer with Dangerously in Love. Her musical genre is pop and R&B and has been associated with label Parkwood Entertainment. Her net worth in 2016 was estimated to be $250million.
In 2005, Rowland and Beyoncé founded Survivor Foundation to help vitamins of Hurricane Katrina by providing transitional housing. Eventually, other charities also worked with the foundation and Beyoncé donated $250,000 initially. She joined with Michelle Obama to start a campaign against obesity in children. She took part in “Miss a Meal” campaign for food donation and online charity at Chairtybuzz for job creation in Europe and US.
4 Angelina Jolie
The next celebrity on the list is known for her charity work worldwide. She has been involved in some serious work and received many awards for it. Angeline Jolie Voight was born on 4th June, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. She is a filmmaker, humanitarian and actress from America. She has won awards like Academy, 2 Screen Actors Guild and 3 Golden Globe. She one of the highest earning celeb of Hollywood and debuted as a child actor in Lookin’ to Get Out with her father.
Her work of charity involves a lot of events like UNHCR ambassador after getting a better understanding of world after witnessing humanitarian crisis when she was shooting for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. To get a better picture, she visited many refugee camps on 18 day tour of Tanzania and Sierra Leone and was shocked with what she saw. She donated $1million in a refugee camp of Afghans in Pakistan. Since then, she has been visiting such camps and donating money and has also adopted children from there. She has received awards like Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George etc.
3 David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham is one of the known professional footballers from England. He played in teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, Preston North End, Milan, Paris Saint- Germain, national team of England and LA Galaxy.
He has been associated with UNICEF since the time he has been playing with Manchester United and became the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF’s program of Sports for Development. In 2015, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund was launched to protect kids in danger. He has also founded Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and charity for it was launched in 2009 by David along with Andy Murray.
2 JK Rowling
Joanne “Jo” Rowling is a novelist, film producer and screenwriter from England. She is known for authoring the fantasy series, Harry Potter. The book was a huge success and sold about 400million copies and won many awards. The success of the book created history and the film based on it was made under creativity control and script approval of her.
Rowling is a known philanthropist and founded Volant Charitable Trust in 2000 with an annual budget of £5.1million to battle social inequality and poverty. She is a president of a foundation called Gingerbread and wrote a book along with Sarah Brown of children’s stories to help One Parent Families. She is also a member of Scottish PEN and English PEN both. She supports The Shannon Trust which provides help and tuitions to prisoners who can’t read.
1 Sir Elton John
Born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he is a singer, songwriter, composer and musician from England. He has been associated with Bernie Taupin as songwriter since 1967 and has worked together on more than 30 albums till date. He is one of best selling musician of all time and sold about 300million records. He has given about 50 Top 40s with 7 consecutive no#1 album in US.
He recorded “That’s What Friends Are For” along with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder and all the money raised was donated to American Foundation for AIDS Research and the won Grammy Award. He raised larger amount of money for AIDS after the death of his friends Freddie Mercury and Ryan White.
Top 10 Most Charitable Celebrities in the World
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All these celebs are paying back what they got from the society by donation a hefty amount for charity and helping the vulnerable sections.