If you’re anything like the average American, you’ve found yourself staring at your less than stellar bank account balance and wondered what it would be like to have all that cash the A-listers have.
We all know that there are celebrities who choose to spend it on literally anything with enough shock value, like Chris Brown who bought a $1.5 million Bugatti which actually prompted the question of who bought one first: Chris Brown or Lil’ Wayne? Meanwhile, the rest of us had Taco-Bell for dinner last night. The two rappers are nowhere near the only offenders. Rihanna spends $1 million on her hair yearly and Lady Gaga has a $50,000 machine that detects ghosts, which is a whole different article in itself. Kim Basinger bought a European town in 1989 for $20 million (that’s an old purchase but the higher inflation rises the funnier it gets) and Nic Cage has a $1 million comic book collection which raises the question: When is he going to build a bat cave and become the Dark Knight already?
But not every celeb is tripping over themselves to spend the most amount of money on the most ridiculous things. In fact, some celebs are giving their cash away to causes like Save the Children and Susan G. Komen. So the next time you find yourself cringing at word of some celebrity who spent $4 million on a gold-plated, jewel encrusted shoelaces, just remember that at least these celebs are using their fame, talent and money to help make a better world.
From actors to athletes, the people on this list remind us of what’s really important. Here are ten celebs using their earnings to make a better world.