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11 Generous Celebs Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

We tend to admire celebrities for their prosperity. These famous people, who have both fame and wealth, enjoy a luxurious life that seems to be our figment of imagination. However, we can’t deny what they attempt and even sacrifice to entertain us with top-notch performances.

Besides, what makes them more admirable is their contribution to the community. Many celebrities, from rookies to big names, surprise audiences with their huge donations and charity activities to help the poor and vulnerable in different countries. Better still, many famous people are even willing to spend millions of dollars to help the world. Some famously rich people such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, or Chuck Feeney even spend a significant part of their wealth to donate for social improvement.

In this post, we’ve pulled the list of 11 generous celebs who help the world with their significant action. In the end, you will actually admire them for what they’ve done for the community. Keep scrolling down to explore.

#1 Oprah Winfrey: $12 Million

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Oprah Winfrey is well known not only for her graceful hosting but also for her philanthropic activities. In 2020, Winfrey gave grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. At this time, the world, especially the USA, pretty much was reeling under COVID-19. So Winfrey’s social contribution was extremely significant.

#2 Leonardo DiCaprio: $5 Million

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The Hollywood big name already runs a non-profit dedicated to preserving the environment. Leonardo was only 24 years old when the organization was created in 1998.

In addition to attempting to eliminate the detrimental consequences of human activities on our planet, DiCaprio’s charitable foundation works to maintain the natural environmental equilibrium. He has also given $5 million to assist in putting out fires in Amazonian jungles.

#3 Jennifer Lopez: $1 Million

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Although Lopez is a notorious diva, she’s also had many charity activities to contribute to society. When Puerto Rico was being rebuilt after being devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the well-known American singer lent a hand. She donated $1 million to aid individuals impacted by the catastrophes.

#4 Michael Jordan: $10 Million

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One of the most well-known players of all time, Michael Jordan, stated that he gave $100 million to groups that support social justice, equal opportunity, and education. He has been making donations for decades.

#5 Bill Gates: Half His Wealth

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The Giving Pledge was an agreement made in 2010 by Bill Gates, his then-wife Melinda Gates, and renowned businessman Warren Buffett. The deal was to donate at least half of their possessions to charity. The “pledge” was also signed by 200 more people from all across the world.

#6 Mark Zuckerberg: $300 Million

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In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg surprised everyone by announcing he would donate the majority of his wealth to charity. He also made it plain that he will continue to do this throughout his life, not just once.

Thankfully, Zuckerberg is not the only well-known celebrity who has taken this brave and noble action to benefit humanity. Many well-known people have followed suit and made substantial donations or sponsored charitable groups that advance diverse causes.

#7 Chuck Feeney: 99% Of His Wealth

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Billionaire Chuck Feeney established duty-free shops. He was projected to be worth around $7.5 billion. He formed The Atlantic Philanthropies in 1982, which remained unknown for 15 years until Feeney’s identity was exposed as a result of a business dispute. In addition, the foundation ceased operations after completing Feeney’s aim of donating all of his savings, leaving him with only roughly $2 million.

#8 David Beckham: Around $1.4 Million

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David Beckham is already a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and it was later revealed that he had donated $1.3 million to the agency. However, the former soccer player’s charitable activities did not stop there. He donated his income to charity foundations while playing for Paris Saint-Germain.

#9 Gisele Bündchen: $186,100

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The hot Brazilian model is also well-known for her charity activities. One of her remarkable ones is the Luz Alliance fund created by the model. She created this special fund in 2020 to help the most vulnerable families in Brazil struggling due to the pandemic. The fund also provides funding for environmental restoration and preservation initiatives.

#10 Brigitte Bardot: Around $3.5 Million

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Brigitte Bardot stated in an interview that she considers it a compliment when people refer to her as the “animals’ fairy.” In her opinion, she would rather be recognized for her charitable contributions than for her acting career.

The “sex symbol” has been advocating for animal rights and other causes since the 1970s. She also started her own foundation many years ago. The foundation contributed to the establishment of an animal shelter, which was recently improved and soundproofed for a cost of $3 million.

#11 Jeff Bezos: $10 Billion

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Because of Amazon’s success, Jeff Bezos has become the richest man on the planet. Bezos, in addition to having a large and profitable business, travels to space and donates a lot of money to charity. He mostly supports climate change and environmental action efforts. He spent $10 billion on these causes last year.

Bonus Philanthropist: Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie, a famous Hollywood celebrity, has won the hearts of her fans with her acting talent and charity. She has been involved in many social initiatives thus far. She is also well-known for visiting areas in need of humanitarian assistance, and she is very passionate about helping children in underdeveloped nations. Angelina Jolie has also collaborated with numerous organizations to assist in the construction of hospitals, the empowerment of women, and the renovation of schools.

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