At $50M, Oprah Stars on Celeb Giving List

Barbra Streisand ($11M), Paul Newman ($10M) among other 8-figure standouts
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 10:50 AM CDT
At $50M, Oprah Stars on Celeb Giving List
Environment issues, civil rights and AIDS research were among the causes benefiting from the $11 million donated last year by Barbra Streisand.   (AP Photo)

Parade's annual list of the 30 most generous celebrities is out, and among the best philanthropists are:

  • Oprah Winfrey: $50.2 million for education, women and children's advocacy.
  • Herb Alpert: $13 million for music education.
  • Barbra Streisand: $11 million for the environment, women's issues, AIDS research.
  • Paul Newman: $10 million for scholarships to alma mater Kenyon College.

  • Mel Gibson: $9,899,654 for his Holy Family Church.
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: $8.4 million for New Orleans reconstruction, refugee aid.
Lance Armstrong and Michael Jordan each gave $5 million; Rush Limbaugh donated $4.2 million; Rosie O'Donnell gave $3,515,512, followed by Jerry Seinfeld at $3 million and Hugh Hefner and Dan Rather at $2 million each.

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