Dave Chappelle, Taylor Swift, and More: The 21 Most Charitable Celebrities (PHOTOS)

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Dave Chappelle, Taylor Swift, and More: The 21 Most Charitable Celebrities (PHOTOS)

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Dave Chappelle, Taylor Swift, and More: The 21 Most Charitable Celebrities (PHOTOS)

Not all celebrities use their platform and wealth to help others, and it's a real shame. Thankfully, there are plenty of others who do everything they can to help those in need!

From singers like Taylor Swift to famous authors and wrestlers, these 20 celebrities are some of the most charitable out there.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the crazy amounts they've donated.

Dave Chappelle, Taylor Swift, and More: The 21 Most Charitable Celebrities (PHOTOS)
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Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

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The "Blank Space" singer has topped many most-charitable lists for the great work she's done. Last year she donated $100,000 to help the victims of the Tennessee wildfires, and an additional $1 million to aid in the recovery after the Louisiana floods.

She's also been known to donate to fans' GoFundMe pages, as well as FaceTiming with fans who are battling serious illnesses.

And who could forget Swiftmas, when she bought hundreds of gifts, wrote letters and mailed them all to adoring Swifties?

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John Cena

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John Cena

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Everyone's favorite wrestler is Make-A-Wish foundation's most giving celebrity. With over 500 wishes made, no other star even comes close.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina is involved with over 30 charities. Her own Jolie-Pitt foundation donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders, and she is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR. She's been instrumental in the rebuilding of Haiti and visits refugee camps all over the world.

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Emma Watson

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Emma Watson

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As a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma is a leader in the fight for gender equality. She also believes heavily in the fight to end global poverty.

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Beyoncé

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Beyoncé

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Queen Bey and hubby Jay-Z spend a lot of time and money on charity work. Alongside bestie Kelly Rowland, they created the Survivor Foundation to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

More recently, she's been involved in the Black Lives Matter Movement and donated to the Flint Water Crisis. Bey's also been known to visit fans in the hospital who have been injured at her concerts.

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

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Mark created the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which raises money for inner-city youth and enrichment programs. He also donated one million bottles of water to help those in the Flint Water Crisis.

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George Lucas

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The Star Wars creator will go down in history as one of the biggest givers ever. After selling LucasFilm to Disney for $4.05 billion, he donated most of the haul to various charities, notably those dealing with education. He also signed a pledge to donate half of his wealth to charity at the time of his death.

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Miley Cyrus

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The singer is known for her work with homeless youth in America, and has donated over $200,000 to the cause. She also founded the Happy Hippie Foundation, which aids homeless LGBTQ community members.

Additionally, she donated $500,000 to the American Foundation of AIDS Research.

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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

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The Harry Potter author is so giving, she's been knocked out of billionaire status. Since her wealth began skyrocketing, she's donated an estimated $160 million to charities.

Many people don't know that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard were all written strictly for philanthropic purposes.

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Matt Damon

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Matt founded H20 Africa, which merged with WaterPartners to create Water.org in 2009. He's also a big supporter of the ONE Campaign and co-founded Not On Our Watch, which aims to end mass atrocities around the world.

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Mel Gibson

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Although he has become known for his angry antics, most would be shocked to hear the veteran actor is quite the philanthropist.

He's donated $5 million to the Mattel Children's Hospital, as well as $5 million to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He's also hosted poker tournaments where all proceeds go to Mending Kids, which raises money for children needing surgical care around the world.

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George Clooney

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George's charity work became widely known when he was heavily involved in the Darfur crisis. He also co-created Not On Our Watch with Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle to fight and prevent situations like the one in Darfur.

He was also named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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Seth Rogen

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After the funnyman saw his mother-in-law struggle with Alzheimers, he and his wife Lauren Miller created Hilarity For Charity, which raises money and awareness for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet. So far they have raised more than $6.5 million.

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Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber

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The Biebs is the Make-A-Wish foundation's most giving singer, with over 200 wishes granted. He also matched a donation of $545,000 at an amfAR Gala in 2014 because he just felt like doing a good deed!

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Bono

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The words Bono and charity are synonomous. He helped create the ONE Campaign, DATA, (RED) and EDUN. He has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize 3 times and was knighted based on his philanthropy and charitable merit.

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Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga

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In 2011, Gaga created the Born This Way Foundation alongside her mother. The aim of the foundation is to empower young people to create a kinder world.

Mother Monster has also donated over $500,000 to help rebuild Haiti and has done extensive work in the fight against AIDS.

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Elton John

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The music icon is known as one of the most charitable people in the world. He created the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, which has generated over $125 million to help support AIDS-fighting programs. He also donated over $43 millon of his own money to various organizations.

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Paul McCartney

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The Beatles singer is known for his support of animal rights and various humanitarian causes. He's involved with the Save the Arctic campaign, Natural Resources Defense Council and PETA.

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Ellen Degeneres

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Whoever has seen Ellen's show knows this woman loves to give stuff away!

She was given the People's Choice Humanitarian Award in 2015. Plus, she donated a lot of time and money after Hurricane Katrina and works frequently with St. Jude.

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Chance the Rapper

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The rapper announced he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. 

“Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions,” he said in a press conference on Monday, March 6. 

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Dave Chappelle

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The comedian just donated $50,000 to the Flint water crisis after skipping the 2016 benefit show to attend the Oscars. Chapelle received a lot of flack after bailing on the town last year to attend the glitzy bash. But it's safe to say all is forgiven after he gave all the money he made from his recent Flint gig to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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Not all celebrities use their platform and wealth to help others, and it's a real shame. Thankfully, there are plenty of others who do everything they can to help those in need!

From singers like Taylor Swift to famous authors and wrestlers, these 20 celebrities are some of the most charitable out there.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the crazy amounts they've donated.