Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey

Portraits serie of celebrities being philanthropic by spirit and heart

There are all top lists ratings around people in America. Every now and then, the mass media publishes lists of the most beautiful, infamous, famous, wealthy celebrities. The list could be endless.

Thus, for example, the Giving Back Company, which manages and organizes charitable foundations of show business celebrities, annually compiles a list of the most generous celebrities.

According to recent reports, the list of Hollywood philanthropists again led by Oprah Winfrey. With the help of her foundation, she spent about $ 40 million on charity. The celebrity has been firmly in first place in this rating for several years now.

Accordingly to Rasmussen Reports, almost half of Americans would want to have Oprah Winfrey as a president of the United States. Previously, a TV personality claimed that she was thinking about taking part in the elections.

A TV host Oprah Winfrey heads the list of 30 the most generous celebrities in the world.

The funds established by the billionaire donated $ 50.2 million to charity for the annual season. This money went mainly to the education and health of children and women in different countries of the world. For example, Winfrey opened a school for gifted girls from low-income families in South Africa at her own expense. Wild inhabitants live there. 14% of the population have secondary education. Oprah comes to school, leaving parties in person to take students to lead world universities.

In 2012, Winfrey was awarded the Jean Hersholt humanitarian award for charitable and educational activities (previously this award was received by Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Paul Newman) at the Academy Awards. The TV presenter regularly donates large sums of money to charity, in particular, $ 400 million for educational purposes, $ 12 million for the construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African History and Culture, $ 10 million for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

In January 2018, at the Golden Globe ceremony, she received the Cecil DeMille honorary award for her outstanding achievements and became the first black woman to be awarded this figurine. After the presentation, Winfrey gave her speech.issue of harassment and violence in modern society.

Remember off the top of your head tens of celebrities, and it turns out that most of them at different times gave interviews to Oprah. It is bad luck to turn down a conversation. To sit down in a chair opposite Winfrey is as if to confess to the whole world. In happiness, the stars make their way to Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon, in grief - only to Oprah.

"I'm real even on Oprah. That's just me", Jennifer Lopez sang in the autobiography song "Jenny from the Block." And Mike Tyson does parody Winfrey in the performance of one actor, "True Mike Tyson," directed by Spike Lee.

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Melisa Marzett belongs to that kind of person who enjoys her job, who loves to help and to give gifts more than to get them. Working as a freelance writer for, she writes articles about everything and anything. She is a traveler, and she enjoys writing while traveling because, in doing so, she combines work and pleasure even though her work is also a pleasure.