We know very well that celebrities can earn more money than most of us can even dream of. That kind of money enables them to live a luxurious life with fancy cars, enormous houses and exotic holidays. Nonetheless, some famous people like to help out the less fortunate ones by sharing their wealth. Here are five celebs who are surprisingly generous and who have done some stunning things that are not so well-known.
Charlie Sheen is famous for his indulgent lifestyle, but he has a side that no one is familiar with. He has given almost $25,000 to the Philippines typhoon relief, and he also donated $10,000 to a charity that works on finding out a cure for epilepsy. Additionally, he supported some people who were in great need. Brian Stowe, a San Francisco Giants fan, was attacked at the Dodger Stadium, and Charlie Sheen backed up the family. When he found out there was a girl who was left paralyzed after falling from a roller coaster, he donated to her family $10,000, so that they could get a therapy dog.
Justin Bieber takes most of his fame from his music, but he has appeared in the newspapers for his wild behavior. Nonetheless, if you can put this aside, you will find out that Bieber can also be quite charitable. He raised money for a lot of causes, such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He also founded the Believe Charity Drive. $100,000 was his largest personal donation for a single cause. He did this when he learned that most of the students of Las Vegas’ Whitney Elementary were homeless.
Gisele proved to be more than just pretty. As a super famous supermodel, she has made some generous donations to the needy ones. After the Tohoku earthquake in 2011, this incredible woman gave $1 million to those this catastrophe affected. Also, she donated $1.5 million for Haiti relief to the Red Cross. In addition to all of that, she also gave money to the Hurricane Katrina victims and Cancer Research. Moreover, she started her own charity by the name the Luz Foundation, which aims to empower young women.
Although he earns a lot and has achieved enormous professional success, Jackie Chan has always had in mind from where he came from. He started The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1998, with the aim of helping young residents of Honk Kong to get scholarships and to access medical services. Additionally, in 2005, he founded The Dragon’s Heart Foundation. The aim of this foundation was to help out old and young residents in the poverty-stricken distant areas in China. His organization has helped build over a dozen schools from its funds and also raised millions of dollars for people who are in need.
The creator of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, George Lucas is naturally one of the most successful men in the movie industry. Although he is very rich, he wants to share his wealth and help other people. He founded the George Lucas Educational Foundation in 1991 and had donated to charity approximately $4.5 billion. Once Disney bought the Star Wars franchise from him, he donated almost entire $4.05 billion he received. He also signed the Giving Pledge that was created by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that says that he should donate a minimum of half his fortune before he dies.