Top 10 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
1 Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos, and formerly 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.

2 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of the hair band Bon Jovi from, which was founded by Jon and his pianist, David Bryan, in 1983. He is famous for... 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.

3 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.

4 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.

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

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

5 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.

6 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

7 Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) 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... 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.

8 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has... read more
9 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.

10 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... read more

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
11 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.

12 Zendaya Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress, singer and producer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. Her film roles include supporting parts in the musical drama The Greatest... read more

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.

13 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

On the start of her career, she performed at an event called the Lollapalooza Festival during 2007 whereby a record label company Interscope found her due to her performance... read more
14 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
15 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.
16 Evan Taubenfeld Evan David Taubenfeld is an American singer and musician, best known for being Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist, music director and frequent collaborator.
17 José Andrés

Famous chef who was awarded a National Humanities Medal (it was given to him by Barrack Obama) for his charity work with his foundation, World Central Kitchen.

18 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Swift is best known for writing personal songs and has won 13 Grammy Awards... 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.

19 Emma Stone Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award. In 2017, she was the world's highest-paid actress and named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential... read more
20 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. He's best known for The Amazing Spider-Man films, and The Social Network (a film about the founding of Facebook),... read more

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'

21 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy... read more
22 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.)

23 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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25 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
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