Giving in the News: Oprah Winfrey Tops List of Most Generous Celebrities

Oprah Winfrey has topped a list of the 30 most-generous celebrities for the second consecutive year, reports Reuters.

The list was compiled by the Giving Back Fund, an organization that helps athletes, entertainers, and other celebrities with their giving. Ms. Winfrey gave $50.2-million to causes related to education, health care, and advocacy for women and children through her foundation and Oprah’s Angel Network.

Second place went to Herb Alpert, a trumpeter and co-founder of A&M Records. Mr. Alpert donated $13-million to education. Barbra Streisand came in third, with $11-million given through her foundation to advocacy, AIDS research, civil rights, the environment, and women’s issues.

Ms. Winfrey’s donation of $50.2-million placed her at No. 37 on The Chronicle’s Philanthropy 50 list of the most generous donors in America in 2007.

 

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