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Being a celebrity is obviously a very financially lucrative job, and often times, famous people want to give back to the community by starting foundations or donating to charities. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes have started their own non-profit organizations. Some of these celebrities' charities work to preserve the environment, while others look for a cure for deadly diseases. Be sure to also check out celebs who fight for animal rights, celebrity LGBT activists, and celebrities who secretly do charity work

Who is the most famous person who started a foundation? Jennifer Lopez tops our list. Jennifer Lopez created the Lopez Family Foundation, which aims to increase healthcare availability for women and children. Katherine Heigl and her mother founded The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which works to end animal abuse, in her brother's name.

Several famous men also founded their own charities. Along with Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, George Clooney founded Not On Our Watch. The foundation focuses global attention to end atrocities around the world. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which was founded in 1998, works on a variety of conservation and environmental concerns.

Do you support any of these famous foundations? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40 Celebrities Who Started Charity Foundations
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Jennifer Lopez created the Lopez Family Foundation, which aims to increase healthcare availability for women and children.

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Age: 48

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

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Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40 Celebrities Who Started Charity Foundations
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Eva Longoria started the Eva Longoria Foundation, which empowers Latinas through education and entrepreneurship.

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Corpus Christi

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40 Celebrities Who Started Charity Foundations
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The Make it Right Foundation was founded by Brad Pitt in 2007. It builds homes for communities in need.

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40 Celebrities Who Started Charity Foundations
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Lady Gaga and her mother founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2011. Its mission is to support and empower young people to create a better world.

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Age: 32

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

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