The Sunday Times Giving List is normally known for the titans of industry and generous aristocrats who are sharing their fortunes. This year’s 200-strong list however has a number of household names within the ranks as it analyses how much someone is worth, how much they gave to charity in the last year and giving a ranking based on the proportion of wealth given away.
Celebrities are often famed for the work they do in helping raise money but, as some of the world’s top earners, this is the chance to see which actually give from their own wealth.
Elton topped the list of beneficent UK stars, giving away 12% of his total wealth. He was followed by writer JK Rowling. Eric Clapton, Wayne Rooney, Chris Martin, and James Oliver were also among the Top Ten.