Oprah Winfrey tops America’’s Leading Philanthropic Celebrity list

September 11th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey has topped a new list of America’’s Leading Philanthropic Celebrity.

The media queen topped the list of generous stars, compiled by The Giving Back Fund and America’’s Parade magazine, after handing over more than 50 million dollars to charities in the past year, reports Contactmusic.

Winfrey’’s personal donations to The Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Oprahs Angel Network have helped to provide education and healthcare for women and children worldwide.

Music mogul Herb Alpert was palced second after handing out 13 million dollars to music education programmes and musician Barbra Streisand comes in third.

Paul Newman landed the fourth spot while Mel Gibson round off the top five.

The top five are:

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Herb Alpert
3. Barbra Streisand
4. Paul Newman
5. Mel Gibson (ANI)

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