Oprah gives $40 million to charity in just one year. This unbelievable amount of charitable giving makes Oprah Winfrey the most charitable celebrity by a huge margin. Oprah not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. Imagine how much money she has if she is able to give away $40 million? That is astounding!
The Giving Back Fund List of Top Giving Celebrities Surprises
While it is unbelievable that Oprah gives $40 million to charityÂ in just one year, the rest of the list of charitable celebrities that Oprah tops is actually somewhat surprising. Who would you think would be high on the list? Perhaps Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? Nope. The next most charitable celeb for the year of 2009 is writer Nora Roberts who dated $4.45 million to charity through the Nora Roberts Foundation. Finally, the third most charitable celebrity was Meryl Streep â€“ she donated $4 million to the Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts.
Oprah Tops Most CharitableÂ List Three Out of Four Years
The Giving Back Fund is the organization that compiled the list of most charitable celebrities. Marc Pollick, the groupâ€™s president said, "There are many generous celebrities, but when you can top a list of celebrity philanthropists three out of four years, as Oprah has, that is saying something.â€ There is no doubt. Oprah has a lot of money, and she is amazing about giving it back to charity as well. Are you surprised that Oprah gave such a huge amount to charity in just one year? How much did she give to charity this year? Do you think she topped her $40 million for 2009?
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