Most Charitable Hollywood Celebrities 2018 - Generous people are far better than their pretty face and talents. The charity works by these generous celebrities aids numerous needy and helpless around the world. There are hundreds of Hollywood stars who love to help others.

Here are the list Top 20 most charitable Hollywood celebrities who have changed people’s lives.


1. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is the founder of the non-profitable organization, Oprah’s Angel Network. She donated $10 million to hurricanes’ victim.

Oprah Winfrey is an American show host and philanthropist widely recognized for hosting a talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. The 64-years-old is an influential actress in the field of humanitarian. She became the first black person who made the list of 50 most generous Americans.

In 1998, the Us-born actress founded the non-profitable organization called Oprah’s Angel Network. Until 2010, the organization raised more than $80 million. However, the organization closed. By 2012, the 64-years-old donated around $400 million dollars to educational causes. She had offered about 400 scholarships in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to that, Winfrey also donated $10 million to help the victim of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She is supporting around 29 charitable organization including ALS Association, Free the Children, Peace Over ViolenceFoundation, V-Day, UNICEF, World Food Program and few more.

2. Elton John

Elton John is the founder of Elton John AIDS Foundation. He is supporting 60 humanitarian organizations.

Elton John is an English singer and philanthropist. Following the death of his close friends from HIV/AIDs, he became more associated with numerous AID charities. In 1992, he founded Elton John AIDS Foundation in the U.S to eliminate discrimination against HIV/AIDS.

The following year, he founded its branch in U.K as well. Till date, the two organizations have raised more than in $385 million. To raise the fund annually hosts glamorous White Tie & Tiara Ball in his home, where high-profile celebrities were invited.

Even though, most part of his fund goes to his AIDS Foundation. He also supports other sectors like Health, Environment, Art & Culture and LGBT sector. At present, he is associated with 60 humanitarian organizations including AIDS LIFE, Children’s Tumor Foundation, GRAMMY Foundation, Help the USA and many others.

3. J.K Rowling

J.K Rowling is the founder of the Volant Charitable Trust. She has donated about 16% of her net worth.

J.K Rowling is a British novelist best known for writing fantasy series Harry Potter. She is one of the most influential in the humanitarian sector. To fight against the poverty and social discrimination in the society,   she founded the Volant Charitable Trust. The annual budget of the trust is $5.1 million.

She has donated most part of her income to charity. In 2011, she donated about 16% of her net worth. The same year, University of Edinburgh honored Rowling after she donated $10 million to numerous sclerosis clinics.

At present, she is associated with Book Aid International, Catie Hoch Foundation, Dyslexia Action, Haven Foundation, Make A Child Smile Appeal, XP Support Group and few more.


4. Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel founded the Skinny girl cocktail to help poor people. She posed nude to support the organization called PETA.

Bethenny Frankel is an American TV personality best known as the author of four books.  She is a source of inspiration in the field of humanitarian efforts. The 47-years-old is the founder of Skinny girl cocktail.

To help the victims of 2017’s hurricane Malta, she launched a program called B strong. The Real House Wives of New York stars packed her bag and flew in her private jets to help the needy. She carried relief aids that include cards gift card, bank cards, and critical supplies.

Despite being the patient with skin cancer, she flew to Malta to help the victims. In 2017, she posed nude in supporting of PETA. The Queens-born actress is associated with numerous charitable agencies including Candie's Foundation, Hero in Heels, Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, PETA, Children's Health Fund, and few more.

5. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to UNHCR. She is supporting 29 charity organizations.

Angelina Jolie is an American actress and humanitarian. After shooting of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in Cambodia, she became aware of humanitarian and refugee crisis. She then contacted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help the refugees.

In 2002, she returned back to Cambodia and then to Pakistan to meet Afghan refugees. The 42-years-old donated $1 million to UNHCR. She and her then-husband donated $4.9 million for charity cause in 2009. Prior to that, the then-couple donated $8 million to the humanitarian organization.

They too founded an organization called Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2010 in order to support helpless and needy people. Till date, she is associated with 29 charity organization including Afghanistan Relief Organization, Alliance Schmancer Movement, Global Action for Children, ONE Campaign, Peace One Day, SOS children’s Villages and few more.

6. Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper donated $1 million to Chicago Public System. He was even praised by former first lady Michelle Obama.

Chance the Rapper is an American rapper and Philanthropist widely renowned for his 2nd mixtape, Acid Rap. Not just on stage, he is also an iconic figure in the field of the humanitarian sector. The 24-years-old aims to empower the young people through arts and education.

To support the education system, he donated $1 million dollars to Chicago Public System in 2011. The donation was called ‘call to action’. The former first lady Michelle Obama praised her act via twitter calling him an ‘example of the power of art education’.

During a news conference at Westcott Elementary School, he stated that ‘I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds.’ He then added, “I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts.”


7. Beyoncé

Beyoncé was honored with ‘Most Charitable celebrity of the year’ award. She is the co-founder of the Survivor Foundation.

Beyoncé is an American actress and philanthropist widely known for her Billboard hit Crazy in Love.  She has been iconic on-stage as well off-stage. The 36-years-old has donated millions of dollars to organizations like Feeding America, Women’s Fund for Scotland, Kids wish Foundation and few more.

In order to help the Hurricane Katrina’s victim, the fashion-mogul co-founded the Survivor Foundation and donated $250,000 in 2005. In Mexico, she has even raised the fund for earthquake victim. The US-born actress was honored with ‘Most Charitable celebrity of the year’ award in 2016.

8. Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick donated $1 million to a charitable organization. He is an inspirational figure in the field of the humanitarian sector.

Colin Kaepernick is an American professional football player who is currently a free agent. He is best known for his contribution to the humanity and society. Recently in 2017, GQ magazine named him the ‘Citizen of the Year’ for being a support to the society.

In 2016, he promised to donate $1 million to the humanitarian organization. The 30-years-old donated about $800,000 until mid-2017. And this year, he completed his promised by donating every penny.

Additionally, he donated $50,000 to the Do No Harm Coalition’s Mni Wiconi Health Clinic Partnership and $25,000 to the Center for reproductive rights.

9. Ellen Degeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is supporting 50 charitable organizations. She has received numerous awards for her social work.

Ellen Degeneres is an American comedian and LGBT activist. She has won numerous awards for her being a philanthropist. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, named her a representative for Global AIDS Awareness.

 The 60-years-old actress launched a program called ‘Small Change Campaign’ to aid Feeding. She also supported the victims of Hurricane Katrina through the American Red Cross.

The Ellen DeGeneres show host supports 50 organizations including ACLU of Southern California, Artists Against Racism, David Lynch Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, Habitat For Humanity, Heifer International, It Gets Better Projects and dozens more.


10. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj donated $25,000 to the Red Cross. She has paid tuition fee and student loans of 30 students.

Nicki Minaj is an American rapper best known for her single hit ‘Anaconda’. She served as the judge of season 12 of American Idol. She is an icon figure on-stage as well as off-screen.

In 2017, the 35-years-old singer announced Via Twitter to pay tuition fee and student loans of 30 students. Not just that, she also made an announced to a launched charity program for the needy students.

Being a philanthropist, she donated money to launch the computer center, tailoring institute and two tube wells in Indian Villages. Minaj donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for the sufferers of Hurricane Harvey.

She is aiding several humanitarian organizations including Get Schooled Foundation, Red Cross and Save The Music Foundation.

11. John Legend

John Legend is supporting 46 humanitarian organizations. He has donated $500,000 to Springfield City School District.

John Legend is an American Singer and social worker. The Springfield-born musician is a motivational and inspirational figure in the music industry. After he read Dr. Jeffery Sachs’ article ‘The End of Poverty’, he moved to Ghana to identify the people’s problem.

Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen donated $200,000 to Time’s Up to elevate the condition of the US Gymnasts. In addition to that, he donated $500,000 to Springfield City School District for auditorium renovation.

Besides that, he is supporting 46 humanitarian organizations including Aid Still Required,, scholarship Fund, Life Beat, Live Earth, Make-A-Wish foundation, and few more.

12. Emma Watson

Emma Watson is the Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women. She donated around $1.4 million to anti-sexual Harassment Campaign.

Emma Watson is a British actress and philanthropist best known for her role in the movie Harry Potter film series. She works for the rights of the women.

The 27-years-old actress visited Bangladesh and Zambia to promote the program called education for girls. UN Women appointed her as their Goodwill Ambassador. She donated around $1.4 million to the Justice and Equality Fund to anti-sexual Harassment Campaign.

The Paris-born actress is associated with eight humanitarian organization including Global Goals, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sense, ShelterBox, The Justice and Equality Fund and few more.


13. Rihanna

Rihanna was honored with Humanitarian of the year award in 2017. She is the founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Rihanna is a Barbarian singer, and philanthropist widely known for her album Music of the Sun. The 30-years-old singer is a shining star in the field of the humanitarian sector. In 2017, she was honored with ‘Humanitarian of the year’ award.

The Barbados-born raised $2 million funds to uplift the educational conditional in Senegal. In 2006, she founded Believe Foundation in order to help the poor and sick children. In the honor of her grandparents, The Grammy Award winner founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012.

In addition to that, she donated $100,000 to food bank donation. Later, she revealed the reason why she founded the organization. She said, ‘when I was young and I would watch television and I would see all the children suffering, I always said: when I grow up, I want to help.’

14. Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is the iconic figure in the field of the humanitarian sector. She is the role model for the young women.

Meryl Streep is an American actress and philanthropist best known for versatility and accent adaption. The 68-years-old is has earned fame both on-screen and off-screen.

The Academy Award winner is a role model for the women and aided numerous charities. She donated $500,000 in support of the anti-harassment campaign.

Additionally, she is supporting 16 charitable organization including Actors Fund of America, Artists for Peace and Justice, Equality Now, Girl UP, Women in the World Foundation and Dozen more. 

15. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox has won numerous awards for spreading awareness program. She is supporting five charitable organizations.

Laverne Cox is an American actress and LGBT advocate best-known for her role in the TV series Orange Is the New Black. The Mobile-born actress is has won numerous awards for spreading awareness program.

She helped Broadway Bares to raise fund for $1.6 million for charity. At present, she is supporting five charitable organizations including American Foundation for AIDS Research, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, GLAAD, and Motion Picture and Television Fund Television.


16. Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo is an iconic figure in the field of social work. At present, she is supporting seven charitable organizations. 

Mark Ruffalo is an American actor and social worker best known for portraying the Marvel Comics character Hulk. The 50-years-old is motivational and inspiration figure on-screen and off-screen. He is the founder of Water Defense.

He has done lots of charitable campaigned for water defense. Recently, he has raised $182,000 through his charitable campaign.

In addition to that, he is supporting seven charitable organizations including Alzheimer’s Association, Got Your 6, Green Cross International, Human Rights Campaign, Indigenous Environment Network, The Solution Project, and Years of Living Dangerously.

17. Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes raised $25,000 to build a school in Ghana. For the victim of Mexico, she donated $100,000.

Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer and philanthropist best known for his debut album Handwritten. The 19-years-old is an inspirational figure for the youngster in humanitarian sectors.

Mendes and launched a campaign, Notes from Shawn in 2014. Later, the program was re-launched in 2015 and 2016. The Toronto-born actor raised $25,000 to build a school in Ghana. In a collaboration Red Cross, he donated $100,000 to the victim of the earthquake in Mexico in 2017.

Besides that, he is associated with 4 charitable organizations including Pencils of Promise, The Salvation Army, Musicians on Call, and Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

18. Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson was the spokesperson of She is associated with organizations like Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Rosario Dawson is an American actress and philanthropist best known for her role in the movie Top Five. She is associated with the Lower East Side Girls Club. In 2008, appointed her as their spokesperson for the Philanthropic program.

In addition to that, she is supportive to numerous organizations including Adrienne Shelly Foundation, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Global Green, Human Rights Watch, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Oxfam, Voto Latino, and Dozen more.


19. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is the co-founder of the South Florida youth singing group Kids Who Care. She has raised $13 million for the victims of Manchester terror attack.

Ariana Grande is an American actress and social worker best known for her role in the series Victorious. The 24-years-old has raised $13 million funds for the victims of Manchester terror attack. More than 50,000 attended the‘One love Manchester’ concert.

Through the campaign, each family of victims was estimated to receive $250,000. The R&B singer worked as an activist since her early days. At the age of 10, she co-founded the South Florida youth singing group Kids Who Care to raise the charitable funds.

20. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus founded the Happy Hippie Foundation. She donated $1 million to Youth Service America.

Miley Cyrus is an American singer and philanthropist best known for her single hit Wrecking ball. She has sung several songs for the charity show. She often goes the hospital to meet the ill and poor people.

The 25-years-old Cyrus donated $500,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief funds. In 2014, she founded the organization called The Happy Hippie Foundation. Her organization focuses on the young homeless people. Besides that, she donated $1 million to Youth Service America.

The Tennessee-born Cyrus also numerous other charitable organizations including Dollywood Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Hero in Heels, Habitat For Humanity, Libby Ross foundation Variety of Power Youth, Amnesty International, City of Hope, and a dozen more.