In the entertainment industry, Hollywood celbrities are the only professionals who make a massive amount of fortune. Throughout their careers, not only do they enjoy worldwide fame. But they also accumulate a massive fortune. And most people believe that these A-list celebrities do not spend their money on a good cause.
Well, if you also think so, think again. There is a non-ending list of celbrities that are great philanthropists of their time. Take the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as an example here. The ex-lovebirds have been spending millions of dollars for a good cause.
Whether it is giving minor girls access to education in the U.S. or offering relief to grief-stricken South Africans, this charity foundation has done it all. Most importantly, the foundation is still up and running – supporting millions of people across the globe – even after the couple called it quits.
In other words, Bill and Melinda parted ways. But their charity foundation is still operational – offering aid to millions of deserving people all around the world.
Apart from Bell and Melinda, there are thousands of other celebrity philanthropists who spend their fortune on a good cause. In this article, we are going to list some celebrity philanthropists of our time.
Without any further ado, let’s get started.
We are sure that you know Taylor Swift for her soulful voice. But did you know that she also has a kind and generous heart? The popular singer and songwriter is also a great philanthropist. Apart from her soulful voice, Taylor Swift possesses a kind heart. She is kind enough to offer a helping hand to the needy ones.
In 2016, Taylor Swift donated $1.5 million to the flood victims of Louisiana. Similarly, the star singer has contributed $100,000 to cancer research.
During the mayhem of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor Swift auctioned one of her signed guitars. And donated the money to the World Health Organization (WHO.)
TV mogul, Oprah Winfrey, is one of the leading celebrity philanthropists of our time. Throughout her career, Oprah Winfrey has been proactive in supporting indigenous communities in the U.S. Similarly, she continues to offer a helping hand to minorities and deserving poor people around the globe.
However, it is essential to note here that the Oprah Winfrey Foundation is one of the leading charity organizations in the world. To date, our beloved host and TV mogul has donated at least $40 million to her Oprah Winfrey Foundation.
Apart from her worldwide fame and opulence, Oprah has a generous heart. She continues to support indigenous girls and advocate for them to have access to education.
Other Celebrity Philanthropists of Our Time
Apart from Bill Gates, Oprah, and Taylor Swift, here are other celebrity philanthropists of our time:
- Elton John
- George Clooney & His Wife Amal Clooney
- Barbara Streisand
- Angelina Jolie