Sir Elton John named Britain’s most generous celebrity
The Times Giving List has named Sir Elton John as its highest-ranked celebrity.
Sir Elton donated £24.1 million last year, mostly to his AIDS Foundation. This makes up part of £2.58 billion donated by the richest people in Britain.
It also represents nearly 9% of his total wealth.
Boy band One Direction donated 1% of their wealth, and Coldplay donated nearly 2%.
Sir Elton has been outspoken on HIV issues throughout his career, most recently offering his support to Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Liberal Democrat candidate for Vauxhall who was the first parliamentary candidate to come out as being HIV positive.
Along with husband David Furnish, Sir Elton said: “Elton John and David Furnish applaud Adrian Trett for his courage and bravery in publicly acknowledging his HIV+ status… He is a fine example that HIV-positive people live robust, happy and productive lives. We wish him all the best.”
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