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1. Russell Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback volunteers every week at the Seattle Children’s Hospital visiting and spending time with families there. He always posts about his visits on Instagram. (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

2. Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner

The hardest working man in radio gives back with the Tom Joyner Foundation that’s dedicated to helping Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Since 1998 Joyner has raised over $55 million! (Photo Credit: Reach Media)

3. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

The famous boxer created the Ali Care Program that help’s people who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease and can’t afford treatment. (Source: Atlanta Black Star) (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

4. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has a ton of organizations that she gives too across the world. One notable one is her Angel Network which created the Seven Foundations Primary School in South Africa which provided $1 million in school supplies. (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

(Photo Credit: Associated Press)

5. Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Simmons runs the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation that gives disadvantaged youth the opportunity to practice art.

(Source: PR Photos) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

6. Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

The actor donated $1 million to Wiley College.

(AP) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

7. Usher


Usher is teh founder of the New Look foundation established in 2006 that helps inner-city youth to reach their dreams.

(AP) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

8. Will Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith is a huge supporter of UNICEF’s program Tap Water that advocates for clean water all over the world.

(AP) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

9. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal

The famous NBA star works with the Boys and Girls Club of America and works with UNICEF on their Tap Water project.

(AP) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

10. Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

This actress created the Diva Foundation that raises awareness and helps fund HIV/Aids prevention.

(Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

11. Neyo


Singer Neyo is a big supporter of UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity and the Save the Music Foundation.

(Instagram) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

12. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

After struggling and overcoming weight gain, singer Jennifer Hudson teamed up with Weight Watchers’ Lose for Good campaign that fights world hunger.

(Photo Credit: Loredana Sangiuliano / PR Photos) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)

13. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Olivia Pope aka Kerry Washington joined the Uptown Girls Benefit to empower young women in the Bronx.

(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) (Source: Atlanta Black Star)