10 Celebrities Really Make An Important Difference
Along with all of the mad celebrity scandals going on, it is often easy to overlook what celebrities do using their fame and fortune to make the world a better place. We can be thankful for these 10 celebrities who are striving for selflessness. They are also ones who are one only inspiring other but making a real-world change.
1. Elton John
Sir John has seen many of his friends die from AIDS over the years. He established Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 and had managed to raise over $125 million which is not only used for supporting for the HIV suffers but helping prevent and reduce the discrimination against those who are living with it.
Bono has been considered as one of the most influential people in the world due to his overwhelming philanthropic work. He entered into the charity work in the 1980s and always been a huge advocate for AIDS research, human rights, fighting property, and more. He has been nominated for three times for the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless effort.
3. Bill Clinton
This former president of the United States, established Clinton Foundation, mainly focusing on tackling problems including health, economic stability, increasing opportunity for women, environmental issues, and so on. Over the years, Bill Clinton worked with more than 50 different charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation Artists for Peace and Justice, and World Vision and more.
This beautiful and powerful couple has been a loud voice for refugees around the world. They have formed the Jolie-Pritt Foundation, giving more than $8 million to various charities including Doctors Without Borders, a UN Refugee Agency, African Relief organization.
Like many celebrities, Sting has done charity work for countless organizations. The most issues he cares about is to protect the environment, especially the diminishing rainforests in the world. He has established The Rainforest Foundation aiming at helping protect the Amazon rainforest from diminishing.
6. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has also worked on charity for a great many causes including disaster relief, human rights, breast cancer, and more. She promotes breast cancer awareness to a great extent on her show. She is also one of the biggest advocates of animal rights and fights against animal abuse.
7. John Legend
This Grammy Award-winning was inspired when he first read The End of Poverty by Earth Institute director Dr. Jeffery Sachs. The book has made him realize how it could be possible to save the impoverished villages on the road to self-efficiency. He then established Show Me Campaign, raising money do more practical charity works including proving mosquito nets to curb the avoid deaths from malaria, providing free meals to children, and fertilizer to improve crop production and more.
8. Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney, the legendary Beatles member, has donated millions upon millions and worked on numerous charity causes including Greenpeace, War Child, Everyone Matters, and so on. Since losing his first wife who died from cancer in 1998, he has been a long-time supporter of cancer charities.
9. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most generous celebrities, who has donated more than $41 million to numerous charity courses. Not only she generated public attention on many typical issues on her TV show, she has also shown exceptional consistency when it comes to helping those who are in need. She mainly focuses on charity work relating to humanitarian issues, civil equality, child abuse, rape prevention, and more.
10. George Clooney
George Clooney is often regarded as the "International Playboy", but what we don't know is that he is among one of the most charitable celebrities in Hollywood. He has donated to numerous charity organizations mainly helping fight homelessness, hunger, as well as provide disaster relief.
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