Meet the incredibly charitable celebs who keep on giving
Michael Jordan makes record-breaking US$10 million donation to Make-A-Wish
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While we often hear about extravagant celebrity purchases, from luxury cars to handbags that could pay off student loans, many stars have also decided to give back to the society that lifts them up. Beyond their mere influence or social media posts, many kindhearted celebrities have put their money where their mouth is and donated impressive sums of money to those who aren’t so fortunate. Of course, their fame and influence are also huge boosts in raising awareness for the causes that matter.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has decided to celebrate his upcoming 60th birthday by making a record-breaking donation to charity. The Charlotte Hornets owner announced that he is donating US$10 million to Make-A-Wish America, the largest donation from a single person in the organization's 43-year history. Jordan has partnered with the charity for years to make wishes for critically ill children come true. In 2008, he was named a Make-A-Wish ambassador “for the life-changing impact he has had on wish kids and their families."
“For the past 34 years, it’s been an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and help bring a smile and happiness to so many kids,” Jordan said in a statement. “Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration. I can’t think of a better birthday gift than seeing others join me in supporting Make-A-Wish so that every child can experience the magic of having their wish come true.” Jordan turns 60 on February 17.
Ready for more much-needed charitable stories like this one? In this gallery, discover some of the most admirable and generous stars around.
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