Except that sir Elton John is a musician with a capital letter, he is also a merciful man. It is this quality that has allowed the singer to be in a leading position in the ranking of “Philanthropists of the year” by British newspaper the Sunday Times.
It is reported that last year, sir Elton gave to charity tens of millions of pounds, including £ 26.8 million went for fight against AIDS. For comparison, the band Coldplay has allocated for charity, 1.7 million pounds, and Ringo Starr – 1.6 million pounds.
In addition to Jon’s list also includes boy band One Direction and members of Queen Brian may and Roger Taylor.
In addition to famous musicians, the generosity of the distinguished writer J. K. Rowling (10.3 million pounds).