Celebrities Who Have Paid It Forward With Millions Of Dollars In Donations

Watching celebrities on the stage, screen, or television, it’s easy to forget there are real people behind the performances. And when these talented and successful humans find causes they care about they open their checkbooks without question. From Warren Buffet’s undying generosity to Bruno Mars’ unwavering support, celebrities with money love to give it back to deserving causes. Who needs another beach house when you can help youth in need, or people suffering from illness. The selfless celebrities you’ll read about have given millions of dollars to charity, oftentimes without thinking about their own bank accounts.

Elton John Donated $30 Million In 2016

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David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for BVLGARI and EJAF

The year 2016 was a big one for Elton John’s giving heart. In total he gave away $30 million to charity. Most of the money he donate goes to HIV research and support for people living with AIDS. He cares so much he even started his own foundation in the ’90s that has helped raise over $200 million!

On top of his foundation, portions of the proceeds of Sir Elton’s clothing line is donated. He also holds an annual Tie and Tiara charity ball. Excuse me while we run to the store and buy every piece of clothing from his brand!