By Hayden Wright

The Sunday Times Giving List annually recognizes British celebrities who donate money to charitable causes. This year, Elton John topped the chart with an estimated $38 million in donations, primarily to his own AIDS foundation. Five entries in the top ten were music acts spanning decades and generations of influence.

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Ringo Starr ranked high on the giving list with an estimated $8.5 million in charitable work, mostly through an auction of Beatles memorabilia.

Coldplay collectively gave $2.7 million, according to the Times. The five members of One Direction tied Queen Guitarist Brian May and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran by donating $1.58 million to important causes.

On a more literary note, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling gave an estimated $14.7 million to The Lumos Foundation and the Volant Charitable Trust, foundations she created.



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