by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Print.

Angelina JolieHello Magazine will feature a 13-page spread this week full of reader selected celebrity humanitarians. Who won? Brangelina, of course, as they can “be credited with humanizing the plight of Africa’s many poor countries,” says the release. Bono gets the silver, followed by Sting with the bronze. You’ll also see Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates, Sir Elton John, and Bryan Adams in the photo spread of active do-gooders.

I’ll leave you with a line from the press release, which I found interesting: “Celebrity philanthropy has gone far beyond the concept of reaching into one’s pocket. This is the age of participation.”

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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