Celebrities donating to charities can be a bit of a tricky business, but the biggest charitable contributions have to do with what they’re doing personally.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest celebrities giving to charity through their own charitable causes, charities, or organizations: A few celebrities made a big impact through their charities or organizations in the past year: Tara Reid, The Bachelor (2010) — The Bachelor was one of the most popular reality shows of all time, and Tara Reid was a big part of its success.
She made a whopping $1.8 million in donations to help raise money for the children of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
She also contributed $1 million to a fund for victims’ families, and $250,000 to a children’s hospital in Texas.
She was also an avid runner and a former professional swimmer, and has been active on the charity scene.
She donated $250 million to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
Hannah Montana, The Hannah Montana Show (2007) — Hannah Montana’s popularity is probably why she made a lot of money, with an estimated $3 million in philanthropy over the course of her life.
The show aired from 1998 to 2009 and starred her as Hannah Montana, a young woman who struggles with depression and self-esteem issues.
In 2008, she donated $1 billion to the Children’s Miracle Network Foundation to combat cancer.
Jada Pinkett Smith, The Jada Pinket Show (2005) — In her second season, Jada was a popular television star, appearing on the hit sitcom “Bachelor in Paradise.”
She made $2 million in her first year, but she donated an additional $1,000,000 the following year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show (1999) — When it came to her charity work, the former Spice Girls singer was one to keep an eye on.
She gave more than $1M to the American Red Cross, $250K to the Salvation Army, and donated more than one million dollars to the John A. Burns Memorial Fund in the last few years.
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck (2013) — Amy Schumer made headlines when she decided to stop filming her upcoming movie Trainwreck after it was announced that it was going to include a storyline about her mother’s suicide.
Schumer had planned to direct the movie but was told that it would be too much for her schedule.
Her donation to the ALS Association helped fund research into the disease, and Schumer has been an outspoken advocate for the cause.
She has also donated to the AARP Foundation and the Childrens Miracle Network.
Katie Holmes, American Idol (2014) — Katie Holmes, a contestant on the popular daytime TV program “American Idol,” donated nearly $3.2 million to charities over the past five years, according the Associated Press.
Tilda Swinton, The Duchess of Sussex (2015) — Tilda Swindon was one the biggest stars of her time, making a lot more money than she thought she was.
Swindons charity giving has been nothing short of spectacular, with a total of more than half a billion dollars.
Her most notable charity was the National Council of the Arts and Humanities, which she helped to start in 2005.
Dana Carvey, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2009) — Dana Carvey is an actor and comedian who also made a name for himself on Comedy Central.
In the show, Carvey donated $200,000 last year to the British Film Institute, and he also donated $500,000 in 2016 to the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rihanna, Rihanna (2016) — Rihanna was known as one of Britain’s most successful pop artists, and she made her name with her hit song “Work,” which she recorded in 2005 with her longtime collaborator Justin Bieber.
She contributed $500 million to an organization dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth.
Lana Del Rey, My Life on the D-List (2014-2015) and the rest of the band, Bad Blood (2015-2016) (Photo: MTV) Lana Del Rey and the Bad Blood Band are also some of music’s biggest philanthropists.
The Bad Blood album earned Del Rey $250M and the band raised $150 million.
They also have been a major supporter of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Del Rey has been outspoken about mental health issues, but also recently appeared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying she doesn’t think mental illness is a disease and that she feels lucky to have had a life of happiness and success.
Ariana Grande, Girl Power (2013-2014) (Photos: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Ariana Grande has been a huge advocate for mental health and her charity giving was one way she did it.
The singer donated $300 million to charity in