Wealth-flaunting zillionaire Jay-Z recently sparked widespread debate when he said his mere presence is charity in response to Civil Rights icon Harry Belafonte’s challenge to be more socially-responsible/charitable. It’s true that celebs don’t owe us anything but what makes Hov (who destroyed a $400K Maybach in a video) believe he's above doing more for the poor? Here are the ten most charitable celebs in the world. Take a look.
Bill Gates The iconic college dropout-turned-innovative billionaire has donated over $28 billion through his generous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Oprah Winfrey Mother O has donated over $60 million to various charities including her very own Leadership Academy in Africa, Angel Network and several other groups.
Warren Buffett Famously-wealthy, he’s one of the most successful investors of the 20th century who pledged to give away 99% of his $46 billion fortune to charity. To date, he’s donated $3 billion.
Shakira The Colombian Beyonce donated $40 million to earthquake victims in Peru and hurricane victims in Nicaragua and another $5 million to help children in impoverished areas.
Mark Zuckerberg Everyone’s favorite billionaire dweeb donated $498.8 million to Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support education and health.
George Lucas The legendary "Star Wars" director pledged $4.05 billion to a foundation focused on education. “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race.”
Brangelina Hollywood’s philanthropy-obsessed power couple have adopted several orphans from war-torn countries/donated over $20 million to various charities and disaster relief initiatives.
Bruce Springsteen For years, the globally-beloved music icon has anonymously donated millions to low-income Americans and performed at every high-profile benefit concert.
50 Cent The infamous Rap villain set a goal to feed a billion African people by 2016 through the United Nations' program. So far, he's provided more than 3.5 million meals.