Most charitable celebrities in 2014

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J.K. Rowling

The "Harry Potter" author has made headlines in the past for knocking herself out of the billionaires club with all of her donations. She is back at it again in 2014. The Sunday Times just named her the second biggest donor of British  cultural icon (second to Elton John.) Rowling has already given $15.1 million this year to Lumos children's charity and her Volant charitable trust, which funds medical research into diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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Okay it is not one celebrity, but all of our favorite U.K. singers came together to re-do Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know its Christmas Time?’  to fight Ebola, and for that Bono, Chris Martin, Sinead O'Connor, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Elle Goulding and more  deserve our respect. 

Buy the song at www.bandaid30.com

(Screenshot taken from YouTube/Band Aid 30)
 

(Screenshot taken from YouTube/Band Aid 30)

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how lucky you are and to give back to your community. For many celebrities, the warm, fuzzy feeling from helping others is constant throughout the year. World-renowned singers, actors and writers use their names and wealth to provide for the less fortunate.

As the last month in 2014 draws closer, we take a look at the stars who have done the most to date.

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