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11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words
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Mark Zuckerberg took the world by surprise in 2015 when he revealed he would give up most of his money to charity. He also made it clear this would not be a one-time thing but something he would do all his life.

Fortunately, Zuckerberg is not the only well-known celebrity to make this bold and selfless move as a way to give back to society. Many famous personalities have taken a similar step and given significant donations or supported charity organizations that promote various causes.

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Many of these famous people have also asked people to step out and try to help, one way or another.

Obviously, what these celebrities have done or are still doing is impressive. That's why we should not always associate wealthy people with greed and selfishness.

As a bonus, we will look at a famous actress who has devoted many years to charity.

1. Gisele B√ľndchen: $186,100

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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For many years, Gisele has been taking part in charity work. She has supported causes that help eradicate hunger, and she has also backed projects that support women's empowerment.

The famous lady has also involved herself with environmental work.

In 2020, she took an even bigger humanitarian commitment by creating Luz Alliance, where she invested more than $180,000. The foundation is intended to help the most vulnerable families in Brazil get through crises.

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2. Jennifer Lopez: $1 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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The famous American musician Jennifer Lopez once helped restore Puerto Rico's island after being ruined by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

After the disaster, Jennifer Lopez could not reach relatives who lived there since they had been disconnected from the rest of the world. That spurred her to make a donation worth $1 million to help those affected by the hurricanes.

3. David Beckham: Around $1.4 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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Already, David Beckham is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and it was later confirmed that he had spent $1.3 million supporting the charity organization.

However, the ex-soccer player's involvement in charity work did not start and end there. While playing at Paris Saint-Germain, he gave up his salary to charity foundations.

4. Brigitte Bardot: Around $3.5 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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During an interview, Brigitte Bardot claimed that she considered it a compliment when people refer to her as the "animals' fairy." As far as she is concerned, she would prefer to be remembered for her support of charitable causes rather than her acting career.

Brigitte has been fighting for animal rights and supporting related causes since the 70s. She also established her own foundation decades ago. The foundation helped create an animal shelter, which has recently cost $3 million to improve and soundproof.

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5. Leonardo DiCaprio: $5 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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The famous actor already has his charity organization devoted to the protection of the environment. The institution was founded in 1998, and the actor was only 24 at the time.

DiCaprio's charity organization helps preserve natural environmental balance in addition to trying to get rid of the negative effects of human activity on our world. Additionally, he has given $5 million to help put out fires in Amazon forests.

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6. Michael Jordan: $10 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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Recently, Michael Jordan, one of the most famous athletes ever, revealed that he would be donating $100 million to organizations advocating for social justice, equal opportunities, and education. He will be making the donations over the next decade.

In addition to this massive donation, Michael Jordan also donated $10 million towards the opening of medical clinics.

7. Oprah Winfrey: $12 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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The incredibly famous talk show host is well known for her philanthropic activities. Recently, she gave $12 million to help stabilize social activities in cities she has previously lived in or worked at.

She wanted to help these communities recover from the recent crisis.

8. Mark Zuckerberg: $300 Million

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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Mark Zuckerberg, the famous social media billionaire, got the world's attention in 2020 when he revealed that he and his wife had decided to donate $300 million towards protecting democratic values.

The incredible amount of money was split between two social organizations, with the lion's share going to Center for Tech and Civic Life, a non-commercial institution. Otherwise, both organizations will have to decide what to do with the money given to them by the Zuckerbergs.

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9. Jeff Bezos: $10 Billion

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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As we speak, Jeff Bezos is the richest man on earth, thanks to Amazon's success. In addition to running a large successful business, Bezos also goes into space and spends a lot of money on charity.

He focuses on supporting projects about climate change and environmental activism. Last year, he spent $10 billion on these causes.

10. Bill Gates: Half His Wealth

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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Back in 2010, Bill Gates, his wife Melinda Gates, and wealthy investor Warren Buffett got into an agreement they called "The Giving Pledge." The document was an agreement to donate at least half of what they owned to charity.

Two hundred more people from all around the world also signed the "pledge."

11. Chuck Feeney: 99% Of His Wealth

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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Chuck Feeney founded duty-free shops. He was estimated to have a wealth of about $7.5 billion.

In 1982, he founded The Atlantic Philanthropies, which remained anonymous for 15 years until Feeney's identity was revealed following a business dispute.

Last year, the foundation stopped its activities after accomplishing Feeney's mission of donating all his savings, leaving him with a wealth of only about $2 million.

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Bonus Philanthropist: Angelina Jolie

11 Generous Celebrities Who Help The World With Their Actions, Not Just Words

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Famous Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie, has managed to win the hearts of her fans with her acting talent and her generosity. So far, she has been involved in several social causes.

She is also famous for visiting locations in need of humanitarian assistance, and she is incredibly enthusiastic about supporting children in developing countries.

Angelina Jolie has also partnered with many organizations to help build hospitals, empower women, and renovate schools.

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The popular actress is also famous for being a mother to many kids. Of her six kids, three are adopted.

During the premiere of her movie, The Eternals, her adopted daughter Zahara wore a dress she wore to the Oscars in 2014.

So, what do you think about all this? Also, do you believe famous people should be making huge donations as a way to help out or because they wish to build good reputations in society?

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