Oprah Winfrey tops list of Hollywood's most generous celebrities

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Add another notch to Oprah Winfrey's list of humanitarian achievements.

In a feature by Parade magazine ranking the most generous celebs, Winfrey came in first, donating a hefty $50.2 million to various charities last year alone.

Among the list of contributions was to Oprah's Angel Network, which helps to create programs for women and children around the world. Click here to find out more on how you can help.

The list was compiled by The Giving Back Fund from public records of donations during 2007.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Herb Alpert
3. Barbra Streisand
4. Paul Newman
5. Mel Gibson
6. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
7. (tie) Lance Armstrong
7. (tie) Michael Jordan
7. (tie) Eric Lindros
10. Rush Limbaugh

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52million? Big deal, she makes over 500m a year so thats just a 10% tithing rate---the rate many of us already give of our own salaries to our Churches.

Please dont get impressed by individual amounts unless they are shown as a percentage of salary to keep it relative.

I mean, great for those causes, and great she leads the list of amount given, but I would guess there are many other names on that list whose percent of giving is 5 times what hers is compared to salary or net worth.

Why isnt she helping Rev Meeks and her own town, Chicago with their Education crisis? Oh thats right, American kids just want sneakers and ipods.

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