MORE PEOPLE KNOWN FOR THEIR CHARITY
Added on: 14th Jan 2015
Mia Farrow is not only famous as an American actress, a former
fashion model, and singer; but also for her humanitarian works.
She has always been a high-profile advocate for children’s rights
in war torn regions of Africa. Sometimes resorting to Ghandi like
tactics she once went on a hunger strike to protest the expulsion
of aid groups from the Darfur by the Sudanese government.
PAUL G. ALLEN
Paul G. Allen, 59, is the co-founder of Microsoft, the largest
computer software manufacturer today. For the tenth consecutive year,
he has been donating $372.6 million to his chosen charities, which include
$295 million to the Paul G. Allen Foundation, $70 million to the Allen
Institute for Brain Science, and $7.6 million to the Experience Music and
the Science Fiction Museum. According to Forbes’ magazine, he was the
3rd biggest donor of 2011 when it comes to giving funds to
Stella Vine is a British artist who is well known for donating numerous
paintings to charity. It just goes to show that you don’t have to be
filthy rich in order to give. Whatever talents you have can be just as useful.
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi is a very famous Japanese actress, talk show host,
and a best-selling author who founded the Totto Foundation, which
was named after the protagonist of her book, the Little Girl at the Window.
The foundation professionally trains deaf actors so they can implement
her vision for bringing theatre to the deaf. In recognition of her
charitable work she became the first person from Asia to be
appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate who is the founder
and chairman of Virgin Group, a conglomerate of over 400 companies.
Besides his many accomplishments as a businessman, along with
Nelson Mandela he is also known for helping initiate the formation of
The Elders, a small, dedicated group of leaders that are working to solve
difficult global problems.
Esther Louise Rantzen is not only famous as an English journalist and
television presenter for the BBC television show ‘That’s Life!’ but also
for her charitable causes. She is founder of the child protection charity
ChildLine and is currently in the process of creating a helpline for
older people, to be called The Silver Line, designed to combat loneliness.
JIMMY AND ROSALYNN CARTER
As president of the United States, Jimmy Carter was deeply committed
to social justice and basic human rights. He and his wife
Rosalynn left the White House in search of meaningful ways to
contribute in these areas. In addition to promoting peace and
human rights through the non-profit Carter Centre in Atlanta,
they lead the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for Habitat
for Humanity International one week each year.
Yang Yuanqing CEO of Chinese computer corporation Lenovo lived up
to his charitable reputation when he decided to use his $3 million bonus
check to award 10,000 employees worldwide with bonuses of their own.