15 Surprising Ways Celebs Made The World Better

15 Surprising Ways Celebs Made The World Better

Many celebrities are vacuous, vain, and egotistical, focusing solely on themselves. It's almost become a given that the famous and wealthy don't care about the people who work for them or the rest of the world. There are some people, however, who make excellent use of their wealth and influence.

Now, a celebrity should find it simple to give back because they don't stand to lose much in the process. However, doing well when you have the means is a rarer occurrence than it should be. Because of this, we notice when a well-known individual donates a portion of their earnings to help others, fight for equality, or save the planet.

Empathy is less common than it should be in Hollywood, so when it does appear, most people are taken aback.

So bring the popcorn and a big gulp of your beverage of choice because here's a list of 15 actors, authors, artists, and filmmakers who used their wealth and position to make the world a better place.

Hugh Jackman owns a coffee brand that donates all its profits to charity. LAUGHING MAN ****** Specifically, all the profits from Laughing Man Coffee & Tea go to a charity that helps the farmers that actually grow the company's products. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBS

J.K. Rowling donated SO much money, it was part of the reason she dropped off Forbes' billionaire list. $980 She dropped off the list in 2012, both because of high tax rates in Britain at the time and because she'd donated $160 million to charity. CRACKED.COM

Source: Snopes

In 2007, Chance the Rapper raised over $2 million for arts education in Chicago Public Schools. Funding for public schools is the single most important investment a community can make, he said. CRACKED.COM

Source: ABC

Sign up for the Cracked Newsletter

Get the best of Cracked sent directly to your inbox!

Forgot Password?