Charitable Celebs: 14 Stars Who Are Beautiful Inside and OutPublished on August 20, 2013. Updated March 12, 2014
Celebrities catch our attention as they make a big splash in the public eye. We love to see what they’re wearing, what they’re doing, and find out about their families. Whether they are in sports, television, movies, or music, we follow their every move. What’s especially refreshing is when we discover glamorous celebrities that are beautiful on the inside as well, giving back their wealth to good causes around the world. Here are 14 who set a standard of excellence for others and make us love them even more.
Gisele Bundchen is a Victoria’s Secret model who has dazzled the world with her beautiful smile, long legs, and luscious curves. However, she’s more than just another pretty face. Gisele has been a queen when it comes to generosity, stepping up to the plate after Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to Gisele, the Red Cross received over $1,500,000 in donations.
Taylor Swift has taken the music world by storm, uniting country music and pop music fans around the world. She’s the ultimate entertainer and has been wise in utilizing her brand in numerous ways. In the middle of making her millions, Taylor has showed her big heart as well. She’s given $2 million dollars to the Country Music Hall of Fame, giving back to the place that gave her inspiration and her start.
David and Victoria Beckham
One cannot forget about the dynamic duo of David and Victoria Beckham. The soccer star and former Spice Girl are often in the news, but they’ve been charitable with their wealth. They’ve given over one million pounds to various causes, including their own charity that provides wheelchairs for children and UNICEF.
Sofia Vergara, the attractive actress from Colombia, has been giving back to the children from her native country. She’s been involved in fundraising efforts to support the Dreams without Borders program. This wonderful charity makes dreams come true for Columbian children, allowing them to make a trip to Disney.
Carrie Underwood is a country crooner who has experienced success of phenomenal proportions since American Idol. However, she didn’t forget her roots. Carrie raised $350,000 for her home state of Oklahoma to assist children and education. The songstress also donated an impressive $1 million to Oklahoma relief efforts after the 2013 tornado and donated profits from a concert in Atlantic City, NJ to relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. She’s donated to many other charitable causes, including PETA and the Humane Society.
The lovely Demi Lovato has taken to the stage for more than singing. She’s giving her time as a charitable effort, fighting bullying, depression, and the self-image problems that plague teens.
Jay Z and Beyonce
Jay Z and Beyoncé are two singers that have the power to move mountains. Jay Z has raised money for the Carnegie Hall and students who are underprivileged while Beyoncé is involved in a $5 million housing development to help the needy in her hometown of Houston, Texas.
Ian Somerhalder is an actor who wants to give back to the planet and the animals on this globe. He’s working on educating others to encourage more environmentally-friendly practices. The gorgeous actor has created the Ian Somerhalder Foundation whose mission is “to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”
Actress and singer Selena Gomez is big on kids. She’s raised $200,000 for children in Africa and spread her efforts to help others in children’s hospitals across America.
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has more than just good vocal cords. He raised over a million dollars for children in third world countries to get an education. He’s also donated $100,000 to help the homeless children of America to get to school.
Lady Gaga’s success doesn’t take away from the fact that she had some serious problems in her childhood. She hasn’t forgotten. She’s donated $1.2 million dollars to fight bullying and raise LGBT awareness. She also gave $1 million to provide relief after Hurricane Sandy. Impressive.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Fans love to see Channing Tatum’s sweet face and amazing body – oh, and we love his wife too! This generous couple loves animals and raises money for the Rainforest Foundation, Angels for Animals, and Gentle Barn.
Singing sensation Shakira is producing more than hit songs. She created the Pies Descalzos Foundation, or Barefoot Foundation, to help over 6000 children in her home country of Colombia and won’t stop there. She sent 10,000 pairs of sneakers to teens in her hometown and is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Keep up the good work!
Sandra may be one of the most in-demand actresses on the Hollywood scene right now but that doesn’t mean she takes her success for granted. To help give back, the popular star donated a whopping $1 million to help with relief efforts in Japan after the 2011 Tsunami. The Red Cross reported the donation as the largest they received from a celebrity for that particular disaster. In 2010, Bullock also donated $1 million to Haiti following the devastating earthquake and is a huge supporter for of the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans.