9. Ian Somerhalder
You wouldn’t be able to tell by his iconic role in the vampire saga The Vampire Diaries, but actor Ian Somerhalder has a special place in his heart for charity. If we liked him before for his piercing gaze and charming smile, this new information sealed the deal for us. Somerhalder donates to different charities and non-profit organization, including charities supporting the LGBT community and children’s hospitals, but his main focus is animal cruelty.
That’s why his rather new wife Nikki Reed (also a vampire on screen) is his perfect match – the couple both loves animals (they have a few dogs of their own), and they both support charities acting against animal cruelty. Somerhalder took his love for animals to the next level, and founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (we admit it’s somewhat vain an unoriginal to name you charity after you, but we don’t take points off for that!) – a foundation that drives programs to educate people about helping the planet and its creatures.