We all love them; they entertain us and brighten up our days. But how much do they love the less fortunate; let’s find out. Below are the 7 most philanthropic celebrities on the planet today:
1. Taylor Swift
The 24 year old is the queen of the pack for the 2nd year in a row. You see, besides performing with Bon Jovi and Prince William to raise funds for the homeless, she also donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her 24th birthday. What a sweet gesture on her big day!
2. One Direction
What these boys did was just beautiful having released their single Red Nose Day that raised in excess of 3.2 million which will go a long way in aiding those in Africa and the United Kingdom that are living in abject poverty. In addition, Harry and Liam also raised $800,000 for cancer research.
She has earned this spot for her engagement with several charities including Goodwill, an organization that assists the less fortunate to get employed. Goodwill was allowed to collect donations at all the pit-stops made during the Mrs. Carter Show world tour. Moreover, she has also been involved in Miss A Meal and Chime For Change initiatives.
4. Paul Walker
The former the Fast and the Furious star passed away in November, 2013, but his work lives on. The actor was the founder of the Reach Out World Wide (ROWW) charity that has created a network of disaster-survival professionals like doctors and paramedics that act as first respondents in disaster areas.
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
This duo teamed up with Pearl Jam and Slog! in the Holiday Charity Challenge initiative that raised money for the Orion Center (an organization that provides shelter to homeless teens). This contest was able to raise over $200,000 for what is clearly a good cause.
6. Sandra Bullock
For her role in the rehabilitation of New Orleans’ Warren Easton Charter High School, Sandra has earned her place among the top celebrity philanthropists. Furthermore, she donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of the Japan tsunami.
7. Kerry Washington
Having wowed the world in Scandal, Kerry is now wowing young American children through the President’s Committee that has taken arts education to the poorest neighborhoods. In addition, she is also an ardent supporter of the American Cancer Society.