Some Hollywood stars like Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey are often mentioned worldwide not just for their richness, talents and honorable awards. They are also praised as the most charitable celebrities thanks to what they do to raise funds helping unlucky people and protecting animals.
Sandra Bullock has been honored as a million dollar girl because she often provides aids to the victims of disasters from the 9/11 event to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Recently, the Oscar-winning actress donated a cool $ 1 million for Japanese people after the Friday’s quake and tsunami destroyed this country.
Bono has been proactive in raising AIDS awareness and nominated a Nobel Peace Prize for his philanthropic work several times. He also created the ONE campaign that aims at increasing funds for international aid program.
Angelina Jolie, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, often travels to international trouble spots to visit refugee camps and do charity works. The famous actress and her husband Brad Pitt donated $ 1 million for emergency care of Haiti’s earthquake victims.
Like his wife, Brad Pitt set up the Make It Right Foundation to raise more funds for rebuilding home in New Orleans after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. The Golden Globe winner also donated more than $ 8 million to charity in 2006 alone and supported three relief organizations in Chad and Darfur affected by the crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region in May 2007.
Ellen DeGeneres often spends her time to campaigns that protect animal rights and support animal rescue organizations. She also has her own pet food line benefiting such charities.
Elton John created the Elton John AIDS Foundation and hosted many charity events to raise more than $ 125 million for setting up programs around the word.
Kate Middleton has set up a list of her favorite charities. Amazingly, she reportedly asks her and Prince William’s wedding guests to donate them instead of giving them wedding gifts.
George Clooney is an active advocate for a resolution to the conflict in Darfur. He also helped organize the Hope for Haiti Now Telethon after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Oprah donates millions of dollars every year to her favorite charities such as using the Oprah Winfrey Foundation to set up programs mainly for women and children and creating her own school in Africa for young girls.
Eva Longoria works as a spokeswoman for PADRES Contra El Cancer and supports many other organizations including the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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