Celebs make the news every day for different things but very few make the news for just being charitable celebs.
What we appreciate about charitable celebrities is the fact that they use their position of fame and wealth to bring attention to worthy causes and help those less fortunate than themselves.
So this is a post to celebrate the charitable celebs who don’t get enough recognition for being genuinely good people.
We’ll start this list with one of the most influential science fiction directors of our time:
The force is definitely with him.
George Lucas is an American entrepreneur and filmmaker who was born on the 14th of May, 1944.
He has gained worldwide fame and recognition for being the creator of the Star Wars franchise and the Indiana Jones franchise.
He was also the CEO of Lucasfilm before he sold it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012.
His movies have gone on to become some of the most commercially successful movies of all time.
He is also known for his frequent collaboration with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola.
You already know all this.
But you probably don’t know why the American director has made the cut on our list of charitable celebs, so we’ll tell you.
George is a huge advocate for education.
George even reportedly promised $4billion towards education. How cool is that?
Not only has the George Lucas Educational Foundation changed many lives through their education initiatives, but George Lucas also intends to build an affordable housing project that would contain 224 homes.
We just love billionaires who give back.
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The next on our list is the Black Widow herself:
The 31-year-old actress was born on the 22nd of November 1984.
She is the highest grossing actress of all time in North America, beating out the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts for that title.
Although, most of her box office success can be attributed to her inclusion and portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe rather than her stand alone films.
However, she has appeared in many critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies including Lost in Translation, Her, The Prestige, He’s Not That Into You, The Other Boleyn Girl, Don Jon and Match Point.
She is also a Tony Award winner for her part in Arthur Miller’s revival of A View From The Bridge.
Besides all these though, ScarJo really should be recognized for her humanitarianism.
Scarlett was an ambassador for Oxfam for almost a decade.
She also helped hand out food to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
And in true Scarlett fashion, she traveled to Rwanda to help raise support for several AIDS clinic.
Scarlett has also donated over 2,000 pair of brand new shoes to Soles4Souls.
And these are just a few of her charitable works and donation.
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Obviously, this list wouldn’t be complete without ‘Maleficent’.
Angelina’s history as Hollywood’s bad girl has virtually been written over by her ceaseless humanitarian acts, which is no small feat.
And as such, has earned her a place on our list of charitable celebs.
You probably know the Academy award winning actress from her appearance in Gia, Hackers, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Maleficent and Girl, Interrupted.
She was also once Hollywood’s highest paid actress.
She has also received many awards for her humanitarianism including an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George and a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Her work focuses on the advocacy for refugees, education and women’s rights.
She first realized just how bad things were when she was filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and decided to do as much as she could about it.
Orlando Bloom is an English actor who gained international recognition for portraying Legolas in the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Pirates of the Carribean, The Hobbit trilogy and Kingdom of Heaven.
But his humanitarian heart was put on display when he traveled to Liberia for four days as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador during the Ebola outbreak of 2014.
The actor became the first personality of high profile to visit the country in their time of crisis.
“Everyone I met was determined to beat Ebola so that they can resume their normal lives. Communities have been at the centre of the fight against Ebola and must continue to be supported because of their crucial role in getting to zero cases,” Orlando said in an official UNICEF statement after his meeting with youth and religious leaders in Liberia’s capital city – Monrovia.