Being a humanitarian doesn’t always mean leaving your country to help the needs of another country. Being a humanitarian can simply mean showing love to your fellow humans. Chloe Kent of Bustle.com wrote an article where she lists the top most generous acts of celebrities. Of course, Oprah made the list along with Johnny Depp and Taylor Swift. Check out the excerpt from her article and click the link to read the entire article.
Often times, talk of major celebrities being generous is met with eye rolls. Maybe this harkens back to the early days of reality television, when benefits thrown by the rich and semi-famous happened on the regular, but perhaps the skepticism comes from the fact that celebrity charity scandals are, unfortunately, more common than one might expect. In 2011, for instance, Kanye West was forced to shut down his foundation after it was revealed that none of his funding actually went to charity, Fox News reports. Meanwhile, the rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian, was widely criticized in 2013 for donating just 10% of the sales from an eBay charity auction to Philippines relief efforts, says The Daily Mail. Then there were Madonna’s plans to build a school with her Raising Malawi foundation, which were postponed when its executive director was reportedly found tapping into the fund for lavish personal expenses, according to the New York Times.
Still, despite these flawed attempts, there are nonetheless plenty of celebs who give incredibly generous amounts to charity with no strings attached. Take Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s involvement with The Giving Pledge, which encourages wealthy individuals to donate the majority of their earnings to charity. Or Oprah’s Angel Network, which has been adamant that 100% of all donations go directly to charity.
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