Being blessed seems to be a portion of the celebs, and through many of them may seem to be selfish due to their lavish lifestyles, some celebs are real philanthropists that will inspire you to move out of your own comfort zone. Here we take a look at the top ten most generous celebrities in the world.


1. Sam Simon- $1,800,000

Realizing the importance of dogs to the health and companionship of human beings, Simpson’s co-creator Sam Simon donated $1,800,000 to the Sam Foundation with the quest to save the lives of dogs with an intention to enrich the lives of people. The Foundation manages a vet unit for different types of dogs among them dogs for the deaf and dogs for the veterans.

2. Marcia Carsey and husband John Carsey- $1,870,000


TV producer Marcia Carsey and her husband John Carsey donated $1,870,000 to the Carsey Family Foundation, a foundation that the couple started to raise media awareness and to nurture talents. In addition to the donation, several grants were forwarded for example the $50k to Progressive Talent Initiative, $100k to Institute for America’s Future and another $250k grant to Media Matters for America.

3. Meryl Streep and husband Donald Gummer- $2,000,000

Actress Meryl Streep and her husband Donald Gummer make it to the least of generous celebs because of the $2,000,000 donation to Silver Foundation for the Arts which they set up together. Among the grants offered were $1,225,000 to Vassar College and $100k each to Oxfam America and Partners in Health. Total grant making of the couple was up to a total of $2.1 million.


4. Lance Berkman and wife Cara- $2,412,245

MLB player Lance Berkman and wife Cara established a foundation called The Lord’s Fund and they donated $2,412,245 to it. Grants by the foundation included $113k to Children’s Cup, a Christian organization focusing on forgotten children in Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique. Another grant was mad e to Josiah Venture, a Christian youth movement in Eastern Europe.

5. Ndamukong Suh- $2,600,000


Former NFL player Ndamukong Suh made a donation of $2 million to the athletic department at the University of Nebraska and another $600k to University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering to endow a scholarship.

6. Nora Roberts- $3,000,000

Acclaimed writer Nora Roberts made a donation of $3 million to the Nora Robert Foundation for the support of literacy with special focus on children’s programs, arts organizations and humanitarian efforts.


7. George Lucas- $4,250,000

Film director and producer George Lucas who also is a writer made a donation of $4,250,000 to the Lucas Film Foundation which later on then granted The George Lucas Educational Foundation whose sole purpose is to empower young men and women to be responsible citizens and compassionate leaders by inspiring them to live out their life dreams.

8. Mel Gibson- $6,853,020


The Mad Max star actor Mel Gibson started the A.P.Reilly Foundation with the intent that it be there to support the Holy Family Church. As a way of making his intent tangible, the American actor donated $6,853,020 to the foundation.

9. Herb Alpert- $9,104,829

Musician Herb Alpert apart from healing the world through his music, he also does it with actions which can be seen in his foundation, The Herb Alpert Foundation whose focus is on compassion, arts and well being of all people that the foundation reaches out to.


10. Jami Gertz and husband Antony Ressler- $10,569,002

Actress Jami Gertz and her husband Antony Ressler made a donation of $10,569,002 to the couple’s foundation, the Ressler Gertz Foundation whose grants were $400k to the Cedar Sinai Medical Center and another $1.7 million to the LA County Museum of Art.