Newman Tops Celebrity Givers List

PAUL NEWMAN's generosity is outliving him - the late movie icon has just topped a new list of celebrity givers.
The actor, who died in September 2008, beat out philanthropists Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Mel Gibson on a new The Giving Back Fund poll, which will be published in Sunday's (01Nov09) Parade magazine in America.
Newman has handed out an estimated $21 million (GBP13 million) to health, education and environmental initiatives - and his Newman's Own foundation continues to raise cash for charity.
Pitt and Jolie come in second on the list with hand-outs that total $13.4 million (GBP8.3 million) and Gibson is third.
The new big givers top 12 list also features Oprah Winfrey, actor Sam Waterson, author Patricia Cornwell and Barbra Streisand.


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