Michael J. Fox, Angelina Jolie, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Danny and Marlo Thomas to name a few.|
A much better way to share time and wealth.
Reply #21. Sep 08 09, 11:36 AM
David Beckham's turned out to be a bit of a star. He's got a contract with a Paris football club, and will donate his entire earnings to a local children's charity. |
His earnings are rumoured to be £150,000 a week (not bad for an old cacker of 37!), which will make his donation total about £3 million.
Reply #25. Jan 31 13, 6:10 PM
It is of course very generous and I commend him for doing this especially when he doesn't need the money and is playing for the love of the game, but I know that many top/rich sportsmen also make very (unheralded) donations to charities and also make appearances and so on they just don't necessarily promote it.|
Reply #26. Feb 01 13, 6:51 AM
I admire Betty White for her work with animals. Also Bill Cosby for his efforts to encourage people to get a good education.|
Reply #27. Feb 03 13, 4:25 PM
I like celebrities (or anyone) who gives out of the goodness of their heart and not to be recognized as some great philanthropist. Oprah has done great things for people, I'm sure but she makes sure 200 million people know about it. Meanwhile, Keith Richards, who is seen by many as some spoiled, drug-crazed rock star, donated a huge sum of money to the Canadian Institute for the blind. He did this after a blind girl actually visited the judge's home who was presiding over Richards' inhumane drug trial in Toronto and told him about how she followed the Stones around and no one but Richards ever made sure she got home or to a hotel safely. He does not mention the donation in his autobiography and I haven't even been able to find info about it on the internet.|
Reply #28. Feb 10 13, 2:51 AM
I don't believe that Keef is crazed at all. He made a donation to the Climate Project (Wiki), one of Al Gore's babies, but he's allowed the odd slip of judgement. |
Ooh - apparently it may not have been their finest performance!
Reply #30. Feb 10 13, 8:28 AM
Thanks, Lesley. The bad review of the concert(s) is inaccurate , IMHO but I'm definitely biased!|
Reply #31. Feb 18 13, 1:54 AM
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