The glitz and glam come with a pretty sufficient check that anyone celebrity could donate. Although, continuously supporting and standing by a cause throughout a career makes a pretty big impact, especially from someone of celebrity status.
Around the world, there are many different causes that are being founded and supported by celebrities through donations, portions of sales, and help from a rather large fanbase.
From Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna, these celebs stand by their causes and work towards a better tomorrow.
1. John Legend
In 2007, singer and songwriter John Legend founded the Show Me Campaign. This organization works to help children receive a quality education and alleviate the severity of poverty. Legend continues to ask his fans to donate to help his mission to reach out through his nonprofit.
Miss Fenty established the Believe Foundation in 2006. The organization works to provide medical, financial, and emotional support to children who are suffering from critical illnesses. She also works as an ambassador for UNICEF and helps bring clean water to communities around the world that are without drinking water.
3. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus doesn't just have a beautiful voice and a blonde wig under her bed, but she is also known for founding her non-profit organization: Happy Hippie Foundation. The organization works to help at-risk populations, such as homeless youth and LGBTQ+ teenagers by providing them with necessary resources.
4. Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan uses her powerful voice to spread awareness and kindness through her non-profit organization: Chaka Khan Foundation. This organization provides resources for educational and professional development to children, teenagers, and young adults. She also is an advocate for autism awareness through the Chaka Supports Autism Initiative.
5. Elton John
Singer-songwriter Elton John founded Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides aid for victims of sexual abuse in South Africa and has also raised over $220 million towards AIDS/HIV research.
6. Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox has dedicated his life to awareness and funding for Parkinson’s disease research. Through his organization, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, he has been able to raise more than $700 million towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through research.
7. Tyra Banks
The TZONE Foundation, founded by supermodel Tyra Banks, works to help young girls in inner-city communities to build self-esteem, battle poverty, and discuss positive and healthy body image.
8. LeBron James
Last year, basketball superstar LeBron James opened up Promise School in Akron, Ohio. He desires for the children to finish school, be curious, ask questions, respect others, and live a healthy life. James admitted that he missed school when he, himself, was an elementary student in Akron and wants to help children in his place finish school and become successful leaders.
9. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has given back to the community and has used her voice for awareness since the beginning of her career. Oprah's Angel Network has given millions of dollars in scholarships for young adults who are pursuing higher education. She has also opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, that provides quality education to students in nine charter schools throughout the country.
10. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher founded Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a non-profit organization that is targeted towards saving children from sex trafficking rings. The Stop Sextortion campaign also works to provide awareness for abuse and exploitation.
11. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie launched the Jolie-Pitt Foundation with her former husband, Brad Pitt, which helps with humanitarian crises around the world and partner with organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Global Action for Children. When her twins were born, she allowed the press to take photos of them, as long as the proceeds went towards her organization. The first photos of the twins were sold for approximately $14 million dollars with all of it going to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
12. Bill Gates
Microsoft mogul Bill Gates and his wife founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to provide quality healthcare, support those in pursuits of higher education, and alleviate poverty, among other humanitarian actions. It is recognized as the largest private foundation in the world, as over $28 billion has been donated by Bill Gates, himself.