Becoming famous isn’t an easy task. It takes a lot of talent, effort and dedication to climb to the top and become a celebrity. But once you’re finally there it’s easy for celebs to just live the dream life and forget about the troubles that they no longer have to deal with. After all, they’ve got it made, they can just lounge around their swimming pool, sipping a cocktail, reaping the benefits of the celebrity life they worked hard to achieve. They could just spend all their money getting themselves extravagant cars, houses, helicopters and private islands, and a lot of them do just that. But there are exceptions. There are celebs who choose to donate their money to charities or spend it on others, funding the causes they believe in. These are the celebrities with a heart of gold.
1. Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres is really generous when it comes to donating her time and money to good causes. She’s a big believer in animal rights and supports a lot of charities that help animals, one of them being The Gentle Barn, which provides homes to abused animals. She has supported around 50 charities, the most notable ones being the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Artists Against Racism, Children’s Health Fund, Everyone Matters, Feeding America and The Trevor Project. She also always make sure to set aside time on her show to feature people who need help and raise money for good causes. She once even dedicated a whole season of her show to helping viewers in need. She’s also no stranger to surprising people in need with gifts and huge money certificates to help them out.
2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have lot on their hands, what with managing their busy lives and taking care of their many children. But they always find time to work with charities and donate money to causes they believe in. They even created their own Jolie-Pitt Foundation, that’s dedicated to eradicate extreme rural poverty. Each year they donate millions of dollars to various charities, including but not limited to Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, SOS Children’s Villages, Kids In Need Of Defense, Cancer Schmancer Movement and Women in The World Foundation.