oprah-winfrey-philanthropyHave you ever wondered who our nation’s top black celebrity philanthropists are? Many African American celebrities give of their personal fortunes, along with their time and talent to improve the world. Some give quietly, while others have created foundations to further enhance and promote their giving. For their list, Black Voices identified the top 10 black celebrities and professional athletes who have made the most substantial and historic philanthropic gifts of all time — including some new leaders in the arena. The list may surprise you.

Lou Rawls
Oprah Winfrey
Tom Joyner
Jackie Robinson
Russell Simmons
Tyler Perry
Denzel Washington
Michael Jackson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Bill Cosby

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