Entertainment

Celebrities Who Secretly Do A Ton Of Charity Work  

Celebrity Lists
562.5k views 29 items

 

Despite their fame, wealth, and packed schedules, many benevolent celebrities like to pay it forward by helping others - without making a big deal about it. Everyone knows that Oprah does a lot of charity work, but some famous people are a bit more secretive about their philanthropy. Some famous actors, athletes, musicians, and models have created their own foundations to help raise money and awareness for the causes that are close to them, while others donate their time and resources to well-known charities. There are also many celebrities who have made large donations to colleges.

Who is the most famous celebrity who secretly does a lot of charity work? Mel Gibson tops our list. Gibson has donated $10 million to reimburse hospitals that cared for seriously ill children. He also donated $7 million to the Church of the Holy Family in Malibu. The Braveheart mastermind regularly supports Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Declare Yourself, and Healing the Children. Now if he could just curb the angry tirades, he might lose that “bad boy” reputation.

South African born actress Charlize Theron founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. She is also active with Oxfam and the Red Cross. Other famous actresses who are secretly doing a lot of charity work include Lost in Translation actress Scarlett Johansson, "Wrecking Ball” singer Miley Cyrus, and Gravity star Sandra Bullock.

Other celebrity philanthropists include Taylor Swift and Kristen Stewart. Involved in charity donations and humanitarian projects, these famous social workers are constantly supporting the sick and the poor. 

These most generous celebrities prove that they are more than just pretty faces. Their charity work goes beyond the occasional attendance at a star studded gala. There are plenty of celebrities who donate to charity, but these philanthropic celebrities have the resources to change the world for the better, and they are doing so without distracting pomp and circumstance.

Which celebrity's charity work is the most surprising? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

back to page 1
Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Secretly Do A Ton Of Charity Work
Photo: Featureflash/Shutterstock
Mel Gibson has donated $10 million to reimburse hospitals that cared for seriously ill children.  He also donated $7 to the Church of the Holy Family in Malibu. The "Braveheart" mastermind regularly supports Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Declare Yourself, and Healing the Children.

Age: 63

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

More Mel Gibson

#49 of 1162 on The Best Actors in Film History #37 of 341 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting) #49 of 340 on The Coolest Actors Ever featuring The Best Mel Gibson Movies

see more on Mel Gibson
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Secretly Do A Ton Of Charity Work
Photo: Ricky Brigante/Flickr
Scarlett Johansson has been an Oxfam Ambassador since 2004. She also supported USA Harvest by handing out food to victims of Hurricane Katrina, and in 2008, she volunteered in AIDS clinics in Rwanda.

Age: 31

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

More Scarlett Johansson

#94 of 945 on The Best Actresses in Film History #15 of 73 on Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now? featuring The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies Roles That Scarlett Johansson Almost Played

see more on Scarlett Johansson
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Secretly Do A Ton Of Charity Work
Photo: Tinseltown/Shutterstock
Miley Cyrus has volunteered and donated to various charities including the Red Cross, City of Hope, Blessings in a Backpack, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Age: 26

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

More Miley Cyrus

#52 of 241 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #23 of 225 on The Best Current Female Singers featuring A Complete Timeline Of Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth's Relationship The 22 Weirdest Things Miley Cyrus Has Ever Done

see more on Miley Cyrus
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Secretly Do A Ton Of Charity Work
Photo: Charlize Theron/Instagram
South African born actress Charlize Theron founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. She is also active with Oxfam and the Red Cross.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

More Charlize Theron

#87 of 292 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #53 of 945 on The Best Actresses in Film History #22 of 464 on The Most Beautiful Women Of 2019, Ranked featuring The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked

see more on Charlize Theron