10. 50 Cent
Curtis Jackson, the musclebound rapper who became an international sensation with his 2003 album Get Rich Quick or Die Tryin’, grew up the hard way, dealing drugs on the streets of New York. In his book Playground, 50 Cent admits to having been a bully in school. Through the book, the celebrity has been trying to make a difference. He also has a major initiative that provides meals to poor families in Africa.
Celebrities often do have a deep interest in using their fame to help the world. People have a hard time noticing it, though, because the popular press has more fun with their sensational side. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to give a little credit where it’s due, though. Do you agree with the list?