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The five celebrities who raised most money for charity, among Cristiano Ronaldo, Meryl Streep, Lionel Messi

Social consciousness is a special attribute in many football stars. Some of the world’s most renown.  

Cristiano Ronaldo (left), Meryl Streep (center) and Lionel Messi (right) are known for having made lots of charity donations..
Cristiano Ronaldo (left), Meryl Streep (center) and Lionel Messi (right) are known for having made lots of charity donations..

Celebrities are sometimes known for their role in charity events, big donations, and lots of participations when it comes to helping other people who must face different kinds of struggles in life. Poverty, natural disasters, wars’ victims or disease-patients are always asking for help. And there are the celebrities. Among them, are some footballers.

Oprah Winfrey has done lots of charity actions.

Hollywood actress and TV host Oprah Winfrey is considered, possibly, the highest charity donator ever, having provided over $40 million through Oprah Winfrey Foundation, as People magazine assured.

Meryl Streep has helped lots of charity causes during her life.

Meryl Streep has allegedly given $4 million through the Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts. Alongside her husband Donald Gummer are close to Bill and Melinda Gates. It seems she is as good in charity as she is in her performances.

Cristiano Ronaldo helped a lot of children's charity causes.

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Athletes Gone Good Award. He also paid over $80,000 for the surgery of a 10-year-old, apart from donating money to the Cancer Treatment Center his mother attended. His big counterpart, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, has performed for a long time as UNICEF ambassador, helping lots of children in the Reach Out for Asia campaign, assisting people in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Lionel Messi has been a UNICEF ambassador for a long time.

After joining Serie B side Monza, former AC Milan, Manchester City and Internazionale striker Mario Balotelli went on to revive his career. The 30-year-old Italian is known for having donated half of his salary to multiple charity organizations for a long time. For example, he was reported to earn over $2.5 per month playing for Brescia in 2019-20 season.

Mario Balotelli

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