Biggest supportfor charity-Justin Timberlake
sets world record
NEW YORK, USA --According to a survey, conducted
for the website The
Daily Beast, Justin Timberlake's s estimated
worth to his chosen cause, Shriners Hospital for Children,
reaped $9,262,381 for 2009 -which sets the world record for
Photo: Singer Justin Timberlake gets
ready for his attempt to win a USD one million charitable
donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children by hitting a hole-in-one
on a 180-yard, par 3 hole at the Callaway Golf Center October
12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite not getting a hole-in-one
on his three attempts, Callaway Golf still donated USD 5,000
to the charity. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images (enlarge
Next came Queen of Pop Madonna, who made
an impact of $5,540,068 for her co-founded charity, Raising
Established in 2006, the foundation aims
to alleviate the suffering of two million Malawian orphans
by giving nutrition, education, health care, and clothing
assistance. Two lucky kids---namely Mercy and David---got
their suffering alleviated more than the others, thanks to
Madonna who adopted them.
Pamela Anderson used her voluptuous curves
for a good cause, posing for various advertisements of the
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Her charitable
efforts produced an annual impact of $4,840,168.
Sitting in fourth place is the Queen of
All Media, Oprah Winfrey, who, for her founded Angel Network,
generated $3,973,870. Since its inception in 1997 by the talk
show host herself, the foundation has generated $80 million
public donations, which went to scholarship grants and satisfaction
of basic needs of underprivileged individuals and communities,
particularly living in developing countries.
Closing the top five is U2 front man Bono,
who, for the ONE Foundation, collected a total sum of $3,598,313
for its “anti-poverty, anti-aids charity” endeavors for Africa.
The three-time Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Irish musician
has committed himself since the late 80s to improve the lives
of Africans, even spearheading benefit shows such as Live
Those who are looking for Angelina Jolie
will find her in the sixth spot, with $3,015,070 for the United
Nations Commission for Refugees, where she is an ambassador.
Out of all the celebrities listed, she has made the biggest
television publicity, $1,434,570 to be exact.
In last place was Paris Hilton - £334 for
Starlight Children's Foundation. The survey, conducted for the website
Daily Beast, estimated 50 stars’ publicity value by
calculating the number of times the celebrity and their cause
were mentioned together in the US media.
Many celebrities were linked to more than
one charity but the poll only looked at one. And some causes
did especially well with more than one celebrity sponsor.
Looking at the 50 biggest celebrities allied
with a nonprofit, either as a member of its board or advisory
committee, an ambassador, or the face of a campaign,
Daily Beast tallied how much awareness they produced
for their favored nonprofit in print, television, and online,
and also calculated any personal donations to the charity,
since cash is the most direct impact of all.
Using VMS and BurellesLuce, media-monitoring
firms, along with Lexis-Nexis and Google search results, The
Daily Beast compiled and attributed value to media
At the Bottom:
#50, Paris Hilton, Annual Impact: $538
#49, Robert De Niro, Annual Impact: $7,527
#48, Hilary Duff, Annual Impact: $16,800
#47, Celine Dion, Annual Impact: $30,366
#46, Jerry Seinfeld, Annual Impact: $60,036
Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Madonna,
and Angelina Jolie deliver millions of dollars of value each
year to their pet causes. Other big names like Paris Hilton,
though, barely make enough of a dent to justify sending a
limo over. The bottom line: A famous face isn't enough--true
impact requires a commitment.
However, do be aware, this is a list of
the value of stars lending their name to a charity, not their
donations to a charity.