Cristiano Ronaldo, professional soccer star, is one of the world’s biggest philanthropists. In 2015, Ronaldo was named as the most charitable sports star in the world by dosomething.org, which recognized his ambassadorship, his donations to charities, and various other causes he has been involved with.
Here is a list of some of his contributions:
£1.2m for building schools in Gaza.
€37,000 to Save the Children. He is also an ambassador for the charity, which aims to improve the lives of children all over the world.
An ambassador for Unicef and World Vision, he split his £450,000 among the trio of charities.
€100,000 donated to the Red Cross.
£120,000 donation to the cancer center that treated his mother in his homeland of Madeira. £55,000 to cover the cost of brain surgery for ten-month-old Erik Ortiz Cruz.
€600,000 to other good causes.