10+ Celebrities Who Love To Spend Their Millions On Charities

There are a lot of generous celebs in Hollywood.

They don't blow their money on only lavish things. Instead, they pay it forward by donating to various charities or even starting up their own — and we love them for it!

Here are 10+ celebrities who love to spend their millions on charities. Cha-ching!

1. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

These two are one of the most charitable couples around!

At the end of November, they pledged $500,000 to the Covenant House in Vancouver and Toronto to help young people struggling with homelessness.

2. Emma Watson

In 2018, the proud feminist donated $1.4 million to the Justice and Equality Fund. This is an initiative that fights for equality for all.

She also encourages her fans to get involved, like when she asked them to donate to UNICEF for her birthday.

3. Selena Gomez

Selena is truly rare.

In order to help more people get access to mental health care, she has created the Rare Impact Fund. According to Billboard, the organization is dedicated to donating $100 million (!!) over the next 10 years.

4. Meryl Streep

For years, the actress and her husband, Don Gummer, has quietly donated $1 million per year to various organizations through their Silver Mountain Foundation of the Arts.

This includes New York’s Meals on Wheels and the National Women’s Museum.

5. Oprah

The Queen of giving back just never stops. And we love her for it!

She has raised over $40 million with her own organization, the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, which focuses primarily on education and programs for women and children.

6. Mel Gibson

He may have a scandalous past, but one thing he's done right is given back to charities.

He donated $6,853,020 to the AP Reilly Foundation, which he started to support the Holy Family Church.

7. George and Amal Clooney

Amal has been so good for George. Together, the couple founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice in 2016.

Their donations help real-time issues, with everything from the Beirut explosion to the current pandemic. They also advocate for justice for oppressed targets in poverty.

8. Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio has always advocated for the environment — he even dedicated his Oscar speech to it. So it's no surprise that he has donated millions of dollars to the cause through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

This has provided a more hands-on approach to wildlife conservation.

9. Miley Cyrus

In 2014, the singer founded the Happy Hippie Foundation.

It's a non-profit organization that helps homeless youth and other vulnerable populations, including those who identify as LGBTQ. She has also donated to several other charities throughout the years.

10. Barbara Streisand

The actress and singer has a big heart.

And as such, she has donated more than $20 million to the cardiovascular program at Cedars Sinai. They even renamed it the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center after her help.

11. Chance the Rapper

He's been named one of the most influential people in the world for a reason.

As a proud Chicagoan, he's raised over $3.2 million for public schools there. He also has his own charity called SocialWorks.

12. Ellen DeGeneres

She may have received a bad rep as of late, but the comedian and talk show host has always been charitable.

Remember that Oscar selfie she took in 2014? Well, it raised $3 million. She ended up donating it to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and The Humane Society.

13. Portia de Rossi

Being charitable is something Portia has in common with wife, Ellen DeGeneres.

For Ellen's 60th birthday, she gave the best present ever: she started up a $10 million wildlife fund to protect wildlife in Ellen's honor.

Portia even traveled to Rwanda in 2019 to oversee the construction of a gorilla conservation that was built using funds from the Ellen Fund.

“The Ellen Fund is so honored to support the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in their dream of finding a permanent home in Rwanda. The new campus will help the gorillas and the surrounding community,” de Rossi said at the breaking ground ceremony.

14. Nicki Minaj

The rapper is a lot more charitable than you might think. In 2017, she helped several of her Twitter followers with school expenses, including tuition, textbook costs, and so on.

She's also been secretly sending money to villages in India for years now.

15. Jennifer Lopez

As someone who grew up in the Bronx, the mega-star always keeps it humble.

In 2008, she founded the Lopez Family Foundation with her sister, Lynda.

The Lopez sisters created it as a way to help women and children by creating health opportunities for them.

16. Jon Bon Jovi

Don't let the rock & roll persona fool you — this celeb is all about being sweet and sensitive.

Through his JBJ Soul Foundation, he has raised millions of dollars to help those struggling with homelessness in the United States.

17. Angelina Jolie

With three adopted children, it's obvious that the actress has a giving heart.

She was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2001 for all her charitable work, which includes donating millions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Back when she was married to Brad Pitt, her charitable side rubbed off on him.

Together, they launched the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006. The organization raises funds to provide aid to humanitarian efforts globally.