1. Nicki Minaj
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Trinidad & Tobago-born US rapper Nicki Minaj has recently revealed her charitable side. As well as helping many poor US teens to pay for higher education, Minaj has been donating money to an unnamed village in India for years. She has helped to establish a computer centre, multiple water wells, and a reading program! Given Miss Minaj’s influence on the younger generation, it’s nice to see her taking some philanthropic initiative!
2. Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift needs no introduction really does she? When she’s not busy writing breakup songs, the pop starlet is a devout member of UNICEF, the Red Cross, Children in Need, and the Wounded Warrior Project. She has been named the Most Charitable Celebrity by Today.com 2 times. She must be doing something right!
3. Scarlett Johansson
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Hollywood Avenger Scarlett Johansson has been an ambassador of Oxfam since way back in 2004, when her career was just beginning. She also handed out food to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and she volunteered in AIDS clinics in Rwanda during 2008. Though all charity is noble, it’s nice to see a celebrity going to poverty-stricken areas and physically helping out.
4. Miley Cyrus
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The Hannah Montana Diva (or hammer-licking diva, depending on who you ask) has donated to numerous charities including the Red Cross, City of Hope, Blessings in a Backpack, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. She is also renowned for her frequent support of LGBT rights, and has recently donated $500,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief in the US.
5. Justin Timberlake
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Hollywood hearth rob Justin Timberlake is known for his regular work with Habitat for Humanity, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Kids Wish Network. After Hurricane Katrina, he also created a song with REM singer Michael Stipe, with all the profits going to charity. It’s nice to see celebrities using their talents for good!
6. Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew McConaughey not only donates to charity, he founded one! The Hollywood star founded the “Just Keep Liv in Foundation” (named after a famous line of his in “Dazed and Confused”) that educates underprivileged kids in life, fitness, and spirituality. He is also known to donate regularly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Children’s Défense Fund, and the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.
7. 50 Cent
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The American rapper is known to have made some very profitable investments in his time, and he hasn’t let them go to waste. The bulletproof artist founded the G-Unity Foundation (named after the rap group he was in) to give grants to non-profit organizations in low-income communities.
8. Meryl Streep
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The Hollywood Legend is currently the spokesperson for the National Women’s History Museum, donating and raising much money for the cause. Streep also works with Healthy Child Healthy World, and the Women in the World Foundation. She is known for her feminist causes, and bravely took President Trump down a peg for his xenophobic policies.
9. Alec Baldwin
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A strict Vegan, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has collaborated with PETA and even provided the voice over for their protest film “Meet Your Meat.” Baldwin’s famous gravelly voice is the perfect complement to the film’s harrowing tone and message. Besides his animal rights activism, Baldwin also works closely with the Wounded Warrior Project, the Creative Coalition, and the Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund.
10. Alicia Keys
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The “Girl Is on Fire” singer is known as the ambassador for the “Keep A Child Alive” foundation. Keys regularly travels to Africa, providing help for children who have lost their parents to AIDS. It’s amazing to see such an A-list celebrity getting her hands dirty (so to speak) and going down to third-world countries in need of help. Alicia also supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Oxfam, and UNICEF.