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Elton John tops list of charitable celebrities

Elton John tops list of charitable celebrities

GIVING:Elton John donated more than $38 million to charity in a single year. Photo: Associated Press

Sir Elton John has topped a list of charitable British celebrities after donating millions of dollars to worthy causes last year.

The “Rocket Man” hitmaker donated a massive $38.4 million to charities in 2013, including $22.4 million raised by gigs for his Aids foundations, making him the highest-ranking celebrity on The Sunday Times Giving List 2013, which tracks the philanthropy of Britain’s super-rich.

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling comes a distant second in the rankings after giving $15 million to charities, ahead of U2 frontman Bono, who donated $12.8 million.

Also included in the list are David and Victoria Beckham, who donated $5.4 million to charity in 2013, rockers Coldplay, who gave $4.5 million, and One Direction, who raised $3.4 million.

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