Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh - 10th Most Generous Celebrity per The Giving Back Fund
Posted on 01/14/2010 8:00:10 PM PST by Arec Barrwin
Oprah Ranked Most Generous Celebrity Pop Tags: Oprah Winfrey Posted on September 14th, 2008 by Eva Lam
Oprah Winfrey has been proclaimed the worlds biggest giver again.
For the seoncd year running, the day-time host topped a list of the 30 most generous celebrities for giving $50.2 million US last year through the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Oprahs Angel Network, which fund education, health care and advocacy for women and children.
The list, now in its second year, was compiled by The Giving Back Fund, a charity that aims to encourage philanthropy.
Claiming the No. 2 spot was trumpeter Herb Alpert, who gave $13 million for education, including music lessons, through the Herb Alpert Foundation.
Three athletes also made the top 10, with cyclist Lance Armstrong, basketball star Michael Jordan and Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros giving $5 million each.
Here is the top 10 on The Giving Back Funds list of most generous celebrities (all figures in US dollars):
1. Oprah Winfrey, $50.2 million. 2. Herb Alpert, $13 million. 3. Barbra Streisand, $11 million. 4. Paul Newman, $10 million. 5. Mel Gibson, $9.9 million. 6. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, $8.4 million. 7. Lance Armstrong, $5 million. 8. Michael Jordan, $5 million. 9. Eric Lindros, $5 million. 10. Rush Limbaugh, $4.2 million.
Don’t forget bill Clinton donated some of his underwear.
What do the 0bama’s give to charity?
IIRC Lindros was the Quebec Nordiques’ number one draft pick in his debut season, and he refused to play for the team, choosing instead to throw a hissy-fit and sit the season out.
That’s what I am thinking as well. I would not be surprised if the biggest chunks of Streisand’s contributions went to NARAL, NOW or “charities” supported by both.
Bob Barker gave $5 Million to Sea Shepherd so they could buy a boat to harass the whalers. Does that count?
Rush is careful with his charitable dollars. He picks good causes and organizations. He wants to make sure the money he gives is spent on the people and things he donates it for. Not fatcat salaries or lobbyists.
Rush Limbaugh is not listed as a donor on their website. The Giving Back Fund. David Geffen is placed #10.
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What about Bob Barker? He gave $5 million to the whale whores.
“Liberals are very generous....with YOUR money.”
I have participated in Lance Armstrong Foundation events and know that it does great work and I have seen the work the Brad Pitt has done in New Orleans and both Lance and Brad are liberals who are doing great work with their money and the money they have raised.
Unknown. Perhaps we will find out if their tax returns are made public. I suspect he gives an extra buck to the guy who repairs the WH teleprompters.
Baically there are two types of foundations....private and community.
I set up a foundation under its own entity designed for my family to distribute chartible givings. In that vein I am the sole contributor to that foundation and may have my spouse, children as directors of the board.
It is classified under 503c and as a non profit orgaizatin it may exclude income tax, and as a charitble foundation it also may exclude property tax and sales tax.
as a private foundation the source is singular in nature in that is funded from and individual or corporation. The gransts are made to individuals or organized chariites, the private does not operae charities on its own.
To simply answer you question the private foundation DOES NOT donate other peoples money, it is the money from their soul source. Administart fees governed by 503 can be drawn and at least 5% of the foundation must be distibuted each year. yea
**we will find out if their tax returns are made public. **
I don’t claim my charitables on my 1040.. so that means I give $0.00?????
I'd like to know how much of this "giving" rolls back into their own coffers (like Tah-Ray-Suh Heinz-Kerry's Tide Foundation).
“What about Bob Barker? He gave $5 million to the whale whores.”
As I understand it, Mr. Barker earned that money and he may do with it as he wishes.
However, you are free to write a $5 million check to the whalers to counter the Barker money.
“What do the 0bamas give to charity?”
Carrots from the Whitey House garden.
Nice to hear about Herb Alpert. Check out his biography to see how he made all that money. He was a songwriter back in the day who penned many hits and was a founder of A&M Records. He is long married to the amazing Lani Hall who was one of the original girl singers with Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66. Herb and Lani still perform regularly and have a new album out. They gave $30 million in 2007 to USC for the music school. They are a great force for music in Los Angeles.
Honestly, that was my first thought. I had no clue he was so wealthy.
My wife’s parents have also set-up a foundation with their money and it is distributed by my wife and her siblings. And they as a group decide where the money goes, most of which goes to children’s hospitals, educational institutions and their pet political causes.
Man, do I ever hate that phrase, “giving back”.
For some reason it rubs me wrong.
I find it hard for any politico to pass up a chance to show how wonderful he is.