The lives of the rich and famous is one of public interest, per say. They spend a lot of time and effort shaping their careers and giving back as much as they possibly can – this is precisely why we decided to look at 25 celebrities who not only have a ton of dough in the bank but who are also just as charitable. Take a look!
Angelina Jolie – $160m
As if this wonderful actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian needs an introduction. We won’t dwell on her personal life or even the fact that her net worth is $160 million, all we will say, she’s long been putting that money to good use with her status as Special Envoy to High Commissioner António Guterres. Angelina’s devotion to helping those who are less fortunate is remarkable and all that matters at the end of the day.
Bono – $600m
This Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist is best known for being the lead singer of the incredible band, U2. While he may have a net worth of 600 mil, don’t forget that he is also widely known for his all of his activism in Africa, where he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red.
Chelsea Clinton – $30m
While her mother might have just lost the Presidential race to Donald Trump, Chelsea Clinton has managed to successfully amass a whopping total of $30 million. Chelsea’s endeavors as a correspondent for NBC and as a Clinton Foundation Board member has helped to boost her own fortune.
Christopher Nolan – $180m
We are in fact talking about the English-American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. One of Hollywood’s greatest writers and directors, the man who brought us The Dark Knight trilogy and so much more. All his years of hard work have earned him the $180 million net worth he’s racked up.
Clint Eastwood – $375m
As an actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure, Clint Eastwood has earned his net worth over and over. For years to come, he will always be regarded as an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.
Denzel Washington – $200m
Denzel Washington is one of America’s, nay the world’s (!), greatest actors, directors, and producers. To date, he’s earned three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award and two Academy Awards. This is a man who doesn’t need to fix bad credit or even ever worry about credit really.
Donald Trump – Estimated Net Worth $3.7bn
The 45th President of the United States surely makes the list. As a businessman and television personality, Donald has worked hard in his life to get to where he is in life and to earn that net worth of 3.7 billion. At 70, he is the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency, and we are eagerly looking forward to his four years in office.
George Clooney – $250m
Let’s see, Clooney is an actor, filmmaker, and an activist, who has received three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. He’s also a loving husband and father to be! Oh yeah, Clooney is well known for his political activism, and has even served as an United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. His net worth will go a long way in his activism efforts and as a father, there’s no doubt about it. He can kiss that pesky credit score goodbye cause he really doesn’t need to worry about it.
Barack Obama – Estimated Net Worth 12.2m
No doubt about it, the 44th President of the United States was seriously loved, admired, and respected by many all over the world. And like many people all we have to say is, he’s earned every penny and we can’t wait to see what he does next!
Harrison Ford – $210m
Harrison Ford is a legend (!) and will always be one of the biggest actors of the 1970s. Ford’s career has spanned six decades and in 1997, he was even ranked No. 1 in Empire’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”. Needless to say, he’s worked hard for his notable net worth of $210 million.
Hillary Clinton – Estimated Net Worth $31.3m
Everything that could have ever been said about Hillary Clinton, already has. So we’ll keep it short and sweet. Hillary is an idol for young and old women and we believe that one day, she will help to forever shatter that glass ceiling.
J.K. Rowling – $1bn
Oh J.K. Rowling, you are wonderful. She definitely lived a whole “rags to riches” life as she went from living on state benefits to being a multi-millionaire within five years. Impressive, wouldn’t you say? Here’s what is even more impressive, she is so incredibly charitable, in fact, she’s dropped below the “billionaire” status because she gives so much money to charities. The woman is a saint, people, and we freaking adore her.
Bill Clinton – Estimated Net Worth $80m
The former 42nd President of the United States is up next on this list. For many years now, he has been a champion for as many causes as he possibly could, in fact former President Barack Obama awarded Bill Clinton the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 20, 2013.
Jackie Chan – $300m
Jackie Chan has been gracing our screen since the 1960s with his very impressive acrobatic fighting style! Most of his stunts are done by Chan himself, that’s what makes it so darn impressive. Chan is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has long championed charitable works and causes. In our hearts, he deserves every penny of his net worth of $300 mil.
Jessica Alba – $350m
The ever gorgeous Jessica Alba, as you know, is a rather successful actress, model and businesswoman. In 2012, Alba co-founded ‘The Honest Company’, which is a consumer goods company selling non-toxic household products. The company was inspired by her own children and in 2011, Alba even joined a two-day lobbying effort in Washington D.C., supporting the Safe Chemicals Act, a revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. Her charitable works know no bounds, people!
Ivanka Trump – $150m
Hands down, whatever your political affiliations may be, no one can deny that Ivanka Trump is an incredibly powerful woman. Despite her last name, Ivanka has built her own fortune, her own $150 million net worth. She was a model but now she’s a highly successful author and businesswoman, and a wonderful mother to three. Ivanka is well on her way to shattering the misconceptions surrounding women in the workplace and we can say to that is…atta girl!
Julia Roberts – $170m
Forever our favorite “Pretty Woman”, Julia Roberts was one of the highest-paid actresses throughout most of the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s. Which of course goes on to explain her hefty net worth of $170 million. But don’t money fool you, she has long been a part of UNICEF and other charitable organizations.
Michelle Obama – Estimated Net Worth $11.8m
MICHELLE OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT. Ahem, sorry about that, got a bit excited. As First Lady, Michelle Obama became a fashion icon, a true role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She is pretty much everyone’s idol and we love her FOREVA.
Keanu Reeves – $350m
Keanu Reeves may have a net worth of $350 million but folks, he’s one of the nicest guys around and is incredibly charitable with his money. A bad word just can’t be said, we have nothing but love and respect for Reeves.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245m
Let’s gloss over just how successful Leonardo DiCaprio’s career as an actor and film producer is. And instead let’s focus on how at just 24 year, DiCaprio established the ‘Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’, a non-profit organization utterly devoted to promoting environmental awareness. Since then, he has been relentless in his efforts to help save the environment.
Madonna – $800m
Everyone knows that Madonna is a Goddess. That’s pretty obvious! She’s sold over 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time. Can you say girl power?
Malia And Sasha Obama – Estimated Net Worth $200,000 And $450,000
The world knew Malia and Sasha Obama as just two young girls growing up in the White House, but now, they’re two highly capable young women setting out to shatter whatever preconceptions may lay ahead. We won’t even dwell on their net worth because we know, they earned every penny. Go on girls, slay.
Melania Trump – Estimated Net Worth $11m
First Lady, Melania Trump, is in fact only the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States, after Louisa Adams back in 1825. We are looking forward to all she will achieve in the next four years and wish her much luck.
Sandra Bullock – $200m
Ahh, Sandra Bullock, we ADORE you. To think, you’re one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, and you’re also a producer. And do we also mention you’re incredibly charitable?! In 2012, Bullock was even inducted into the Warren Easton Hall of Fame for her many donations to charities, and in 2013, she was further honored with the Favorite Humanitarian Award at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.
Taylor Swift – $360m Net Worth
Our girl T. Swift definitely lands on this list. She has achieved so much in such a short time, she has won 10 Grammy Awards, 5 Guinness World Records, an Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, and a Brit Award. Swift is adored by her fans and is a heck of a role model for women.