Elton John Is The U.K.’s Most Charitable Celebrity

Jordan Simon | April 19, 2016 12:24 pm

Elton John is one generous man. The “Candle In The Wind” singer was crowned as the U.K.’s most charitable celebrity by The Sunday Times. According to the British gazette, the piano-playing musician donated an estimated $38 million in 2015, most of which went to his nonprofit AIDS foundation.

Elton John wasn’t the only musician to land in the Top 10. Superbowl halftime performers Coldplay reportedly donated an estimated $2.4 million and Ringo Starr donated and raised an estimated $8.5 million accumulated through an auction of Beatles memorabilia. Rounding out the top 10 was One Direction, who managed to donate $1.6 million to charity.