Celebrities Who Do Good Things Aside from Their Fame

Everyone is a hero in one way or another. Some just wear the mask known as fame to play the "I do whatever" card. Here are some celebrities who try to be great people, and generally are sucessful.

The Top Ten

Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Russell Wilson pays weekly visits to Seattle Children's Hospital, Wilson generally spazzes kids out, 'cause they get to meet him, and he tries to provide a sense of hope.

Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

Yes, he's a bigwig in the music industry, even in 2020, but when his free-time isn't spent getting emotions out by playing his guitar, Jon Bon Jovi is working in the Soul Kitchen, feeding the homeless.

You don't have to be a hardcore fan of his, to know he loves the homeless, and is an overall good guy, when he's not behind the microphone. But you DO have to learn a bit about the guy.

Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. ...read more.

I never thought I'd put her on this list (mostly out of prejudice), but Jolie used her fame for the better, and made extensive donations to various humanitarian causes, served as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and paid visits to at-risk communities, in 2015.

Not surprised she makes this list.

Sandra Bullock Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.

I thought she was kind of weird, but when I looked up celebrities who use their fame to help their community, world, and so on, I found out that Sandra Bullock is in disaster relief and donated 1,000,000 bucks to the American Red Cross in 2011

Wow. I thought the females on your list are ditzy liars. Even if so, they have hearts of gold somewhere in there

Chris Pratt Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood and Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Star Lord, here may be a bit goofy, when in that character, but is a member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and March of Dimes. Chris Pratt also, like Russell Wilson, visits children with poor health.

He's different from the rest of the Marvel actors, and tries to be a good guy. I don't want to look like the bad guy who put a wet rag on your list,so I'm gonna leave everyone in the dark with regards to who and why.

Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.

Donates 10% of his income to charity. Chris and the rest of Coldplay gave their support to individuals leaving the Middle East to escape persecution and the constant war in the Middle East

Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

In 2017 Adele went through much of her time doing beneath the radar charity work with impeded youthful Londoners. In July of that year, the artist was seen at Grenfell Tower comforting individuals less than 24 hours after the blast tore through the building, killing 72. Adele utilized social media to pay tribute to the casualties and excite open gifts.

I used to think she looks a bit strange, but I'm starting to think she's pretty. The being a "do-gooder" just enforces that.

Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Sir Elton John is known partly for a foundation he'd set up to fight HIV/Aids around the world. Elton John also gave away £34.3m ($42830410.00 in the American dollar) in 2016

Ben Stiller Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is well known for his roles in various comedies including There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder.

To be honest, it's generous to call Stiller a celebrity, since he hasn't been in any movies since Night At the Museum 3, but hey, Ben Stiller served pancakes during Hurricane Sandy. Not gonna deny credit where it's due.

Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.

J-law may have played the role of a hero in The Hunger Games movies, but Jennifer Lawrence became a real hero when she aided a collapsed woman and waited with her while paramedics came, back in 2012

The Contenders

Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

In 2009, Carrie Underwood launched The C.A.T.S. Foundation, which was established to help the country star’s hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma. The organization is dedicated to aiding both humans and animals by providing supplies and programs to local schools, as well as the building of a new animal shelter.

Carrie’s love for animals doesn’t stop with her own charity; she has also partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to raise money toward animal welfare.

Zendaya

Zendaya has worked with many different charities, including PETA, UNICEF, and, most notably, Convoy of Hope. This organization’s mission expresses a passion to “feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach, and disaster response.”
Zendaya joined Convoy of Hope after Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of New York and New Jersey back in 2012. She also partnered with Feed ONE and encouraged fans to wish her a happy birthday by donating to help end world hunger. She was able to donate over $6,000 each to Haiti, Tanzania, and the Philippines.

Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.

I'm surprised that characters like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have ever done anything short of show up late for concerts. The latter can be said, whether I like it or not. Apparently, Taylor Swift is known for her good deeds, almost as much as her pop songs. Just one example is her meeting a six-year-old girl, also named Taylor, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Swift's own mother tested negative for cancer, so it must be something she has an unbreakable stance on.

Emma Stone Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she has won the Academy Award Best Actress Award, been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
Andrew Garfield Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Epsom, Surrey, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions.

Much like Adam Levine, back when Andrew Garfield was dating Emma Stone, they used the paparazzi to promote 'Youth Mentoring Connection',
'Worldwide Orphans Foundation',
and 'Gilda's Club NYC'

John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.
Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.

Used the paparazzi for the better and basically advertised for people to text 9099 -or something along those lines- to the American Red Cross

Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

A lot of people hate Justin Bieber with a passion, but Justin Bieber, much like Chris Pratt, is a member of the Make-a-Wish foundation, but Justin Bieber granted his 200th wish to Annalysha Brown-Rafanan, and since then has probably fulfilled more wishes. (I still don't like the guy, but can respect him more, now.)

Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Back in 2015, Sheeran had helped an old friend, Amy Wadge, pay for their mortgage by featuring Wadge in his song "Thinking Out Loud"

Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Probably the most charitable celebrity ever obviously it helps a lot simply the sheer amount of money he made but still.

I wasn't sure about whether that was true but yeah I probably should not have added him sorry.

So...I researched his allegations. He was proven innocent like three times.

I'm not crazy about the guy, but he was King of Donations, which also happens to be what this article called him. Check it out.
https://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/king-donations-much-money-m-j-donated-charities/

Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".
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