Elton John Named UK's Most Generous Celebrity

ABC/Randy HolmesElton John‘s not just a multi-multi-millionaire — he’s also a charitable one.  On The Sunday Times’ annual “Rich List,” he’s named as the U.K.’s most generous celebrity, donating just under $36 million to charity last year.

The Times reports Elton gave away what amounts to 8.9% of his overall wealth, mostly to his AIDS Foundations in the UK and the U.S.  Other charitable British celebs include Coldplay, who gave away $5.5 million via their charitable foundation, and One Direction, who donated about $1.8 million, including money they raised for Stand Up to Cancer, and a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold on their world tour.

Eric Clapton gave just over $2 million, raised from his Crossroads Guitar Festival, to the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, which treats drug and alcohol addiction. Rounding out the list are George Harrison‘s widow and son, Olivia and Dhani, who gave $1.6 million to charity.

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