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Winfrey named most charitable celebrity

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has topped the list of most charitable celebrities for the third time.

world Updated: Dec 13, 2010 01:04 IST

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is said to have donated more than $41 million through her Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which helps those in need of education. It also has programmes for women and children.

The list was compiled by The Giving Back Fund, reports acshowbiz.com.

"There are many generous celebrities, but when you can top a list of celebrity philanthropists three out of four years, as Oprah has, that is saying something," said Marc Pollick, president of the Fund.

Others in the list are:

2. Nora Roberts- $4.45 million

3. Meryl Streep, Donald Gummer --$4 million

4. Jami Gertz, Tony Ressler--$2.9 million

5. Lance Berkman - Cara Berkman-- $2.1 million

6. Charles Woodson -- $2 million

7. Madieu Williams -- $2 million

8. Alec Baldwin --$1.6 million

9. Barbara Streisand -- $1.4 million

10. Oscar de la Hoya -- Oscar de la Hoya