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Today’s Most Charitable Celebrities

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What would you do if you won the jackpot tomorrow? Many would jump at the opportunity to buy a mansion or get a new car, or maybe you’re the type to splurge on some designer shoes. Once you’ve settled into your new jet-set lifestyle, would you be willing to give back and donate some money to charity?

While the tabloids focus on the latest feud or the most scandalous nip-slips, many of your favourite celebrities actually give a lot back. While some donate money to various charities, others are even more proactive, working as activists and spokespeople for a variety of causes. Many of these celebrities use their fame to help spread the word about different issues, giving charities and organizations a platform they might not otherwise have.

How charitable is your favourite celebrity? This is just a small list of some of our favourites, all coming from a variety of different backgrounds.

Taylor Swift
Taylor was voted most charitable Celeb of 2015
Donating over $200,000
To various causes last year alone

John Cena
The most requested Make-A-Wish visitor of all time
John Cena has granted over 500 wishes
for children around the world

Miley Cyrus
Miley founded a charity for homeless youth
And as the face of MAC Viva Glam
All her proceeds went to HIV/AIDS research!

Serena Williams
A Unicef Goodwill ambassador
Serena also has her own charity
raising money for poor youth
And promoting healthy lifestyles

Richard Branson
Billionaire Branson loves to give back
3 Billion dollars of his earnings
Were donated to reduce global warming

Bill Gates
Pledging to donate his full fortune after his death
Bill’s personal charity
has given over $10.5 billion in grants since 1994!