The Nine Top Celebrity AIDS fundraisers
To highlight the global impact of World AIDS Day, The Daily Beast runs down nine of the top celebrity HIV/AIDS fundraisers. When possible, we looked at the most recent tax forms available for the foundations founded by or closely linked to each celebrity. For our final ranking we added the total grant dollars doled out from 2007 to 2010, and the total direct program dollars from 2008 to 2010. For the celebrities and their foundations for which tax returns were not available, or not solely linked to HIV/AIDS causes, we used media reports to make an estimate for the total dollars put toward fighting HIV/AIDS since 2007. Not all the celebrities on this list are alive, but their fame and longstanding commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS still raises awareness for their foundations.