Celebs who gave big

Celebs who gave big
Celebs who gave big, These famous stars and business icons have opened their wallets to support worthy causes. Sometimes, fame comes with fortune. Other times, fortune comes on its own. Either way, these individuals chose to give some of their wealth back. See if you know these famous individuals who have given big, and to what causes.

Drew Brees
The New Orleans Saints quarterback and his wife donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and his foundation gives to a variety of charitable causes and academic institutions. drew brees + $1 million to hurricane sandy, drew brees foundation $17 million to causes, drew brees foundation charities, drew brees most influential athletes forbes 2013,

Lady Gaga
Last year was a big year for Gaga: Not only did she donate to Hurricane Sandy relief, she also launched the Born This Way Foundation to combat bullying, empower youth and promote bravery. lady gaga $1 million to hurricane sandy relief, lady gaga $1.2 million to born this way foundation, lady gaga hip surgery,

George Lucas
When the billionaire producer sold his Star Wars empire to Disney last year he said he intended to donate most of the haul to charity. Now that's using the Force. george lucas sells star wars to disney, george lucas sells star wars to disney $4 billion, george lucas + san francisco cultural museum, george lucas net worth US$ 3,200,000,000 (2011),

Gisele Bundchen
The Victoria's Secret model is a big giver, especially in support of international causes. In 2010, she donated to relief efforts in Haiti, as well as to the Red Cross in Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. gisele bundchen donates $1.5 million to haiti earthquake, gisele bundchen donates $1 million 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, tom brady charity donations, gisele bundchen met gala 2013,

Taylor Swift
The young star was named the most charitable celebrity in 2012 by this organization, in part because of her donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum. taylor swift donates $4 million to Country Hall of Fame Museum, taylor swift rhode island mansion, taylor swift net worth US$ 80,000,000 (2012.

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine
Rapper Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine made headlines recently by donating $70 million to the University of Southern California aiming to help jump-start young entrepreneurs with a new academic program. The music moguls, neither of whom attended college, are each giving $35 million to launch a new four-year undergraduate program that combines business, entertainment, computer science and design.

Mel Gibson
The "Passion of the Christ" director donated a hefty sum to two Los Angeles hospitals in 2004 to reimburse them for care given to children who couldn't get proper treatment in their home countries. He also started a foundation in his mother's memory to support a local church and has given millions to that cause. Mel Gibson donates $10 million to Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,

Meryl Streep
No one would call this talented actress shy, but she tends to keep her charitable contributions out of the spotlight. Through a foundation she created and other donations, she has given millions to Vassar College and other schools, Oxfam America, New York's Meals on Wheels, the Coalition for the Homeless and the National Women's Museum. julia roberts August: Osage County, julia roberts August: Osage County,

Warren Buffett
Here's another high roller when it comes to giving back. In 2012 alone, the head of Berkshire Hathaway gave away more than $3 billion. warren buffett donates $30 billion,warren buffett net worth US$ 37,000,000,000 (2009). warren buffett offers advice,

Matthew McConaughey
This "Dazed and Confused" actor established his own foundation to empower high school students to make wise choices and live healthy lives. matthew mcconaughey donates $1.5 million to just keep living foundation, Matthew McConaughey launches T-shirt line,

Mark Zuckerberg
In 2010, the Facebook founder gave millions in Facebook stock to help schools in Newark, N.J. Last year, he donated even more to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Mark Zuckerberg $100 million in facebook stock to newark schools, Mark Zuckerberg gives $499 million in Facebook Shares + silicon valley community, Mark Zuckerberg net worth US$ 14,190,000,000 (May, 2012).

William Dietrich II
The industrialist, of the Pittsburgh metal-frame manufacturing company Dietrich Industries, left an impressive amount to nonprofits when he died in 2011. William Dietrich II donates $500 million to nonprofits at death, William Dietrich II higher education donations,
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