We all know the massive amounts of money many celebrities make throughout their careers and outlets of income. Some spend it all on themselves or grandiose items such as mansions, expensive fashion, business ventures, and more. But, some celebrities also use this money to give back to others or to their community. Millions of dollars have been donated by famous and wealthy individuals to different causes, whether publicly or behind the scenes that we may not realize if we’re not specifically looking at or for it. Here are some of the celebrities that donate millions to charity.
During Barack Obama’s time as president of the United States, both he and Michelle Obama donated millions worth to charities of different types. Some of the focuses of the charities they donated to included assistance for Veteran families, child-related issues, job programs, and more. While not every piece of their donations were recorded and most weren’t heavily publicized, it’s clear the family made a major effort to give back to communities with their earnings.
According to some calculations, Elton John donated over $30 million to various charity efforts. His biggest cause was in fighting HIV/Aids and even formed a foundation that has fought against HIV for over 20 years. Most of his money and time in charities went towards helping the fight against HIV/Aids, but there were other pieces of the millions he donated that went towards different charities too.
Iconic British star George Michael insisted on silently donating to a very important charity for a great deal of his time under the spotlight. The singer was revealed after death to have donated millions to a counseling service for children that survived or currently go through trauma called Childline. He told the foundation to not speak of his donations, and often also donated smaller amounts to individuals in need behind the scenes.
Chance The Rapper
Hailing from Chicago, Chance The Rapper has gained a heavy amount of fame and attention in his career and continues to grow. Thankfully he has been working hard to use that fame for good, even earning a humanitarian award for his efforts. He raised millions to help Chicago schools, starting his own charity fund called Chance Arts and Literature Fund, and otherwise spoke out about important causes with his platforms.
Well, known athlete Colin Kaepernick was best known for his controversial actions in kneeling during the national anthem in support of the protests against racial injustices, but he also speaks up and donates to the cause and others too. He pledged to donate over $1 million to charitable organizations working against oppression in 2016, which was completed by the year 2018. The athlete still continues to move forward with this cause as well.
This list gives you a little bit more information on the celebrities that are donating a lot to charities when possible. It can help you understand more of what some of the wealthy people are doing to help others to better formulate opinions on them, just be something interesting to analyze, or possibly find some other use in your mind and life. There are plenty more celebrities that donate lesser amounts to charity or donate great amounts that couldn’t make it on this list too. Charity donations are a way for many individuals to try to make a difference for a cause or to relieve the struggles in the world or their area, which is why they’re so important.