Monday, May 14, 2007

I'm Impressed

GivingBack.org compiled a list of the largest charitable donations by celebrities in 2006 and Carmelo Anthony was in the top ten. Kinda makes him cuter don't it? Did he get married yet? To see the rest of the list click here.

Ranking
Donor
Amount Donated or Pledged
Recipients
1
Oprah Winfrey
$58,300,000
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Oprah's Angel Network, and other groups
2
Geoffrey Beene
$44,000,000 (bequest)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
3
Jack and Marie Lord
$40,000,000(bequest)
Hawaii Community Foundation
4
Barbra Streisand
$11,750,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation, numerous civil liberties, environmental, and civil rights organizations "dedicated to democratic values"
5
Tiger Woods
$9,500,000
Tiger Woods Learning Center, Earl D. Woods Sr. Scholarship Fund, and other Tiger Woods Foundation programs
6
Rosie O'Donnell
$5,700,000
Katrina Relief efforts including Renaissance Village (a temporary shelter for Katrina victims), day care centers, a rehabilitation center in San Antonio, and a Habitat for Humanity sub division in Baton Rouge
7
Martha Stewart
$5,000,000
New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital for a center on healthy aging
8
Carmelo Anthony
$4,282,000
CAF Youth Center in Baltimore, AAU Basketball, Syracuse University Recreational Center, and other charities
9
Pat and Shirley Boone
$3,000,000
Pepperdine University for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology Center for the Family
10
LeRoy Neiman
$3,000,000
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to support a Master's class in figure drawing

26 comments:

ukgrrl said...

I'm so stunned. I'm sure he's not the richest baller.... where's the rest of them?! Who knew Rosie was so rich and philanthropic.....is Trump on the list?!

The motherfuckin truth said...

Wow good news on a blog to start the week off.... We need more kind hearted people in this world.. If people stop disrespecting each other then we would!

Anonymous said...

THAT'S HOT.

Anonymous said...

That's great, funny how Russell Simmons is not on the list either every time he gets backed into a corner, he throws what he does for the community in the someones face.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see a young man doing good things. Isn't he the youngest one in the top ten?

Anonymous said...

I don't see Beyonces name...all that money and she can't donate

Anonymous said...

Where the hell is Angelina Jolie? She gives money all the time? Maybe this list only considered American charities.

Fuck um all said...

Where is Bill Gates? Sam Walmart? George Bush? The fuckin government? The people who the most money give the less!


Oh yea I forgot about Bill O'riley pussy ass... Cant put his money where his mouth is. Another signs hes just a hip hop hater!

Anonymous said...

He gave back in B-more! They need it there because aint shit nice about B-more aka Murder-More.. I agree with comment above mine fuck Bill O'riley! Claims he wants to change "the hood" but he dont put his money where his mouth is so hes just talking down on black culture for ratings. Which is how he gets paid. Bitch ass nigga

and wut said...

good for you Carmelo! to fellow bloggers some people don't feel the need to share what they donate, and would rather remain anonymous.........

YAZMAR said...

Carmello is a nice guy...glad that he contributes like he does for the cause!!! Others should follow suit

Anonymous said...

That says alot about remembering where he comes from and where he wants to go

Niecy said...

well now maybe now he can donate a wedding to LaLa. He really need to marry that girl, smdh.

Anonymous said...

Finally, something positive from a black male athlete. This is really something to be proud of.

Anonymous said...

speaking of hip hop, where are all the so called moguls who are worth millions?

dna test said...

note to self: Get DNA from Carmelo Anthony and Lil Romeo.

Anonymous said...

This list isn't accurate. I know fo a fact that, Shaq, D-wade, Kobe, Jay-Z and the list goes on. They donate millions a year.

Anonymous said...

I like it when stars donate to other charities other than their own foundations.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's very good news to hear.

Anonymous said...

Mel B's Placenta said:

I don't care how much $ he donates, ain't enough $$ in the world can make that mug look cute... Sorry, but it's true.

Brandon said...

That's pretty damn impressive... now only if he wouldn't run when nigs swing on 'em...

Anonymous said...

Paul Newman, Bill and Melinda Gates (their work in Africa alone) and Bill Cosby has donated millions of dollars alone to Morehouse and Spelman.

Anonymous said...

Now that you're done hooking everyone else up, can you hook your baby momma's up with a wedding?

Anonymous said...

Do hoopers like Melo actually donate to EDUCATION or do they just keep putting false hope in our communities with their dollars? Rarely do they start a scholarship fund, but they are always showing our kids that the only way to stay out of trouble is bounce a dang basketball!

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Shit! I wish I had that kinda money. There would be scholarships for everybody!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Carmelo...I like to see positive input into our society....mucho gracios senior

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