Top 5 Charitable Celebrities in the Entertainment Industry

We know that celebrities make a huge amount of money and they live an extravagant life. Little do we know that some of these celebrities continue a large amount of money to charities. They have changed the lives of many people and have made this world a better place. Here are the top charitable celebrities in the entertainment industry.

Oprah Winfrey

She is a billionaire and has donated millions to various charities. She had donated about $10 million to the relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina. She gave away millions of dollars for education and healthcare of women and children worldwide.

Elton John

Elton John has donated about $38 million in various charities recently. Most of his money was used by organizations fighting HIV/Aids. He is the founder of Elton John AIDS Foundation and is working actively to fight against HIV.

J. K. Rowling

Author J.K Rowling has contributed about $160 million to charity. She believes that she has been given more for a purpose and that purpose is to help the others in need.

George Clooney

He is the co-founder of the ‘Clooney Foundation for Justice’ for the vulnerable communities. He donated a huge amount of money for the ‘March for our Lives’ campaign. He, along with his wife Amal Clooney, has donated about $500,000 to support this campaign.

George Michael

Nobody knew that George Michael was a charitable person until his death. He was a regular contributor to charitable organization ‘Childine’. It is a counseling service that helps children to heal from traumas. He often donated money to strangers.

The list can go on and on. These celebrities have truly changed the lives of many people. They are working with various charitable organizations to improve the lives of people. They have set an example for us. If we have the financial ability, we should help others to lead a better life.

Read More

4 Interesting Facts about the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is a much-awaited event of the year for the entertainment industry. The city gets filled with stars every year. You can see your favorite actor or actress standing on the red carpet. Some of the best films of the year are shown at this festival. Here are some interesting facts you should know about the Cannes Film Festival.

It almost didn’t happen

The reforming education minister of France, Jean Zay was the first person to come with the concept of having a global film festival. However, not enough money could be collected for hosting the event.

The war also broke out and the Cannes festival didn’t happen. Finally in 1946, after the war, it started and now continues to be one of the largest events in the entertainment sector today.

Burglary

Burglary was a common event at the Cannes. Some of the biggest jewelry heists took place at this event. In 2013, a robber took gems worth about 103 million euros from the Carlton hotel that was supposed to be shown at a diamond exhibition. In 2015, about 17.5 million euros of jewelry was stolen from the Cartier shop.

The trophy

The trophy you get for winning is a beautiful Golden palm branch. It’s worth 20,000 euros and is made of 18-carat gold. Two awards are made each year in case of an accident.

Contribution of the British

Cannes was a fishing village. The British made it into a fashionable resort. The British industrialists and aristocrats built their winter homes here.

Every year people involved in the movie industry wait for this great event to showcase their talents. It’s a place where you can build some great networks as well.

Read More