Hollywood Celebrities With Outstanding Charity Work Records
Some celebrities understand the awesome responsibility of their status held in society. They believe in showcasing their human side by donating millions of dollars for various worthy causes. They also inspire people by their charity work and encourage people to think about society welfare, too. We do hear about their movies and awards but their sheer charity work is worth praising and emulating. These Hollywood celebrities and their charity work will amaze you.
This is one actor who is often seen working for social causes. In August 2017 we saw the ‘Gravity’ star raise $1 million for the Southern Poverty Law Centre to enable them to fight hate crimes. He joined his Ocean Eleven co-stars Brad Pitt and Matt Damon to stop horrific genocide in Sudan.
Apart from regularly making chartbuster hit-songs, the American singer and songwriter believes in doing immense charity work. At 25, she evinced interest in assisting social causes and in working for betterment of people in need of a helping hand. During floods in Louisiana, Taylor donated a whopping $1 million! Besides, she donated $50,000 to a young cancer-fighting fan. She regularly donates to orphanages and hospitals which are a notable part of her charity work.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a very active member of the environment protection team at the global level. After he finally won his Academy award, in his acceptance speech, he passionately mentioned “Let’s protect our Earth” showing his dedication to social causes. The ‘Titanic’ star raised $30 million for environmental projects. Leo also has his own charity foundation having raised over $60 million for projects and causes over the past few years.
Angelina Jolie’s list of philanthropic works is never-ending. Rated as among the most beautiful women world-over, she is an inspiring angel. She is brand ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees since 2001. Jolie planned to open an AIDS & TB clinic in Ethiopia in 2008, and it is the country from where her daughter Zahara Marley was adopted. Amazingly, a portion of the $2 million fund has been donated to Global Health Committee for medications to treat these deadly diseases, which are ravaging the poor in Ethiopia. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, her charity organization raised a massive jaw dropping $50-60 million for the destitute people in society.
Mention Jackie Chan’s name and you are reminded of martial art movies, but the immense Charity work done remains unknown. An active member of many cancer relief Foundations and NGOs, he founded the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1998 offering scholarships, shelter, and free medical treatment for disaster-driven people and disabled children besides raising 29 million dollars for drought relief work in China, and 5 million dollars for earthquake victims. The Foundation raised $5.2 million for Singapore Thong Chai Medical institution. Jackie Chan tops this list for announcing the donation of all his wealth for charity. His son Jaycee Chan isn’t entitled to his wealth as the money is earmarked for charity. He says that his son is capable of earning money on his own.
There’s a famous saying, “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibilities” and these stars do highlight it. Let’s be inspired by them and begin doing charity work as is possible.
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