Hollywood’s 14 Most Charitable Celebrities

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We always hear when celebrities do something bad, but it's rare that we get a chance to celebrate famous folks doing something to make a difference. That's why we're taking a few minutes to celebrate some of the boldfaced names who donate their time and money to charity. No matter what other scandals these folks have been embroiled in, this is the one list where we give them a pass.

To start the slide show and see how much each one gave, click on new mom Sandra Bullock BELOW>>

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  • Optimistic Pessimist

    This list is not even the tip of the iceberg of celebrity generosity, which exceeded hundreds of millions (probably billions from stars such as Bob Hope, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Robert Redford, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Crow, Jewel, Pavarotti, Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Willie Nelson, many of the European pop singers, and so many more. Hollywood and Broadway have more than “paid it forward.”

    Theatrical and musical celebrities get a bad rap from the media, but these 'self indulgent' stars have contributed a lot more to their fellow human beings than all the Wall Street banks and bankers put together.

  • Americano

    No disrespect to contributors to good and important causes — but the highlighted contributors all wealthy!! The scriptural celebrity regarding giving to humanity causes is a poor woman that gave her last two coins to the kingdom movement! Food for thought!

  • Americano

    No disrespect to contributors to good and important causes — but the highlighted celebrates are all wealthy!! The scriptural celebrity regarding giving to human causes is the poor woman that gave her last two coins to the kingdom movement! Food for thought!

  • Dan Stewart

    These are the BIGGEST givers? I'm surprised by how proportionately little some (not all) have given (and the “pledges” don't really count). Seems like there is far greater charitabe giving in the business community.

    I understand that this list and the information it contains is necessarily incomplete.

  • dssssi

    have to agree with optimistic pessimist….many on this list is an absolute joke. Court documents regarding Britiney Spears conservatorship showed she had donated $600 the year previous to the filing. To say her “Tour” gave 100k…BFD! The fact she gives clothing for auction or signs something..again BFD. To mention her in this column is an insult to Winfrey, The Newman Foundation, Spielburg, etal.

  • Kc

    What about SHAKIRA?
    She is one of the Celebrities that gives more time and money than any other …

  • LISA

    Charitable??? How about T-A-X B-E-N-E-F-I-T-S?????

  • Katherine

    Given the millions earned, the percentages of giving are generous?

  • When talking about Brad and Angie, I believe the word “charity” takes a new meaning.

  • exoticdoc2

    What Bullock and Spears have in common…they both married losers.

  • i want to b a quest

  • exoticdoc2

    What Bullock and Spears have in common…they both married losers.

  • i want to b a quest

  • Mikal

    WTF? WHERE’S MICHAEL JACKSON??

  • Nguyenbvu

    where’s bono?

  • Nguyenbvu

    where’s bono?

  • zoozoo

    WTF!!!!!!! I swear michael jackson holds the world record for the most charitable celebrity in the world!!!!!!!

    • Oov

      mJ only held the record in the music industry. Other celebs blow him away.

  • Someone.

    No, Michael Jackson held the record for “Celebrity who supported most charity organizations” and he also gave the most to charities and saved hundreds of children’s lives. He was one of the kindest people, and was a great Humanitarian, even though this side of him wasn’t shown publically. Media prefered to create untrue and mean stories about him just to make more money instead of publishing his humanitarian efforts, because bad news sells and good news doesn’t.