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Wednesday
Dec152010

Oprah Tops List of Most Charitable Celebrities

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/ Discovery Communications, George Burns(LOS ANGELES) -- Oprah Winfrey is a very generous person -- so generous that she leads a list of the most charitable celebrities in 2010.

She donated $41.4 million to the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and her Angel Network, according to The Giving Back Fund, an organization that promotes philanthropic efforts.  Winfrey's donations to her foundation support education and also benefits programs for women and children.

The "Giving Back 30" is filled with celebrities from the TV, movie and sports worlds, and is based on donations listed in public records.  The Giving Back Fund says celebrities donated more than $79 million overall to charities in the U.S.

Here are the top 10:

1. Oprah Winfrey, $41,400,000.
2. Nora Roberts (author), $4,450,000.
3. Meryl Streep and husband Donald Gummer, $4,000,000.
4. Jami Gertz and husband Tony Ressler, $2,908,737.
5. Lance Berkman (baseball player) and wife Cara Berkman, $2,109,284.
6T. Charles Woodson (football player), $2,000,000.
6T. Madieu Williams (football player), $2,000,000.
8. Alec Baldwin, $1,621,827.
9. Barbra Streisand, $1,400,000.
10. Oscar de la Hoya (boxer), $1,300,000.

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