Most of the time, the first thing that comes into your mind when hearing the word “celebrities” is acting, singing, or dancing career. Well, there is no question about that since they cannot be called celebrities if they don’t have a great career in the industry they belong. However, do you know that there are also celebrities who are very busy doing several charitable works? Here are the top 10 of the most charitable celebrities nowadays:
10. Lady Gaga
She is a very popular singer who have demonic concept in her music videos. In fact, a lot of religious groups and even individuals hate her. However, Lady Gaga is actually busy in doing charitable works if she is not busy with her career. She has this The Born This Way Foundation established by her and her mother.
9. Mariska Hargitay
This celebrity founded the Joyful Heart Foundation way back in the year 2004. This foundation is there to help those people who are victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. All in all, her foundation has already helped more than 14,000 people.
8. Leonardo Dicaprio
Since 1998, The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation has been helping a lot of people. His foundation is really amazing since it does not only focus in one aspect. It helps a lot in spreading awareness about climate change. It even strives to produce clean water supply in the world. Moreover, the foundation is committed to preserving wildlife habitats.
7. Justin Bieber
Despite the bad comments receive by Justin Bieber from a lot of people worldwide, this does not stop him from doing several charitable works. There are more than 15 charitable institutions supported by this famous young singer. The GRAMMY Foundation and the Red Cross Foundation are just two of them.
6. Chris Brown
He became a bad symbol when he allegedly abused her famous girlfriend before, Rihanna. Nevertheless, he still continues to do charitable works through his Symphonic Love Foundation. He even supports several charitable institutions and projects such as AIDS Project LA.
5. Bill and Melinda Gates
This lovely couple is popular worldwide because of their considerable wealth. In fact, they are one of the wealthiest couples the world has to offer nowadays. As a return, their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is raising billions of dollars that will be the funds for helping others worldwide.
4. Ellen Degeneres
She’s a popular talk show host in Hollywood who never fails to return the favor to the public from her flourishing career nowadays. There are hundreds of charitable institutions and projects she supports like the “Small Change Campaign”.
It was in 2009 when he founded the “i.am.angel Foundation”. This foundation is focused in helping children in their studies by providing scholarship grants to the deserving ones. There were already $700,000 worth of scholarship grants the foundation had given.
2. John Legend
“Show Me Campaign” was launched by this famous singer in the year 2009. The main aim of this foundation is to minimize poverty if not completely vanished. It helps in providing high quality education to the children.
1. Bon Jovi
With the mission of fighting economic despair among families and individuals, he founded the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Such foundation has already helped a lot of people in USA as well as Africa. It provides affordable housing to many.
These are just 10 of the most charitable celebrities you should know. Don’t just judge them based on what you’ve heard and seen in the television because you might don’t know how much they strive to help others.