Hollywood is all fame, glamour and money. When one enters into that realm, they earn more than what we can imagine. Just a single movie can skyrocket their wealth; just one contract can turn them into millionaires. And then much more. On the other side, there are people, philanthropists, who have to go through hardships so as to raise money for the needy and downtrodden in fundraising events, for instance.
To help those needy and downtrodden, celebrities do come forward and contribute. Some of them prefer religious organizations, some prefer donating to the organizations which have pledged to fight non-traditional security issues, etc. Having said that, here is the list of 20 Hollywood Celebrities who give the most to charity.
J.K. Rowling is perhaps one of the most understated charitable donors the world has had. She has donated over $160 million to varies charities around the world without making a fuss about it. J.K. Rowling started with an idea on a napkin at a coffeeshop and literally wrote her multi-billion Harry Potter books that we all know today. She was homeless and living out of her car when she came up with Harry Potter goldmine so it’s safe to say that one of the reasons she’s so giving is because she’s been there.
Harry Potter brought her fame and fortune beyond her imagination. So giving back for J.K. is something that comes naturally for her because she is forever grateful for all that she has and nothing makes her more happy than to share.
Oprah Winfrey is truly a rags to riches story. She is an example that regardless of the color of your skin, if you are determined enough and have the will to fight through poverty and any obstacles put in your path to obtain your goal…in this great country of America, you can do it. You can be the poorest African American little girl from Mississippi and become a media tycoon billionaire. What is required is hard work not hand outs.
This American television host is an inspiration for many aspiring hosts and philanthropists alike. Her stride toward success is no ordinary story; and with success came a handsome number of dollars in her bank accounts. But, unlike many other billionaires—yes, her net worth is well above $2 billion, she plans to contribute to an altruistic cause i.e. education for youth, especially girls, in developing countries. Up until now, she has given away over $40 million to charities. She is head of the eponymous charity Oprah Winfrey Foundation, and the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.