Celebrities are blessed with talents and skilled enough to be in their field of work. Besides, they are endowed with cash and riches. Some have chosen to share whatever blessings they receive with other people in need.
“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them – there’s only us.” — Oprah Winfrey.
Here are some of the most charitable celebrities:
Beyonce also teamed up with Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, and Lil Wayne to perform specifically for charity. This time, the money was set to go to Robin Hood Foundation. The foundation raises money for education in New York City. The concert was set to be streamed live.
The Vampire Diaries star gives back to his own foundation, Somerhalder Foundation. The goal of the said foundation is said to advance science and promote natural resources, as well as protecting animals. This year, he spoke about the ivory trade, making it to the headlines.
To most charity recipients, the singer/songwriter’s personal life is inconsequential because she is one of the most generous celebrities. She supported Kesha when her producer wanted to terminate her record contract, and there were allegations that the producer of drugged and raped her. The singer helped Kesha both legally and financially.
Swift showed her generosity by donating $250, 000 to help Kesha and with any financial need at the moment. Her charitable generosity extends even to victims of natural disasters.
A huge flood had damaged Louisiana this year. Many people needed to be evacuated. And Swift, charitable as she is, decided to donate $50, 000 to Ascension Public Schools. The donation came after the back- to- school video that featured her song “Shake it off”. The said donation was just part of a $1 million dollar she donated to the flood victims in the area.
Famous for her role in Harry Potter, the actress has a great dedication to public service and charity works. she even announced that she’d take a year off to give more of her time to it. Emma said that she had realized that she was learning so much on the ground on her own and wanted to keep on that path. She was also caught saying to be doing a lot of reading and wanted to do a lot of listening.
Emma was at the U. N. to share a pledge to universities to improve gender equalities in campus and eradicating any and all forms of violence.
George Walton Lucas, Jr. created an empire from Star Wars. The Indiana Jones franchise decided to share his blessings and do good with his money. He sold Lucasfilm for $4 billion and donated most of the money for better education.
Lucas had founded the George Lucas Foundation. He was overheard saying about putting his time and money in the company for 41 years and that since he had begun a new chapter of his life, he will have more opportunity to devote more time to philanthropy.
Her wild reputation in the public got the whole world talking. However, just like Taylor Swift, her personal life would not matter, especially to the people she has helped. She was named the second most charitable celebrity in 2015 after Taylor topped the spot. Cyrus said she learned to give back from her parents.
Her family has been visiting coal-mine towns in Kentucky since she was a child to donate gifts, clothes, and school supplies. This opened her eyes to the fact that there are families in America living in the ‘Third World’ conditions. She wanted to make a difference. Miley believes that it’s never too early to be involved in doing good.