He may have recently stormed out of a press conference and have been dubbed the “Bad Boy” of Spanish football but his generosity off the pitch can never been underestimated.
That’s the story of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo who has been named the most charitable athlete on the planet in the “Top 20 Athletes Gone Good” list, beating the likes of John Cena (2), Serena Williams (3), Neymar (5), Lebron James (6).
Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list for his charity work as he once raised money for various causes including donating more than $83,000 to a 10-year-old fan in need of brain surgery and giving more than $165,000 to fund a cancer centre in Portugal that treated his mother.
Coming in the 2nd position is WWE star John Cena for granting nearly 500 wishes with Make-A-Wish charity campaign. Cena is the most requested celebrity Wish granter and holds the record for the most Wishes granted through the organization.
Serana Williams came in at the 3rd position for her 1 in 11’ campaign to extend educational opportunities to marginalized children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal, with the goal of expanding to more countries. This comes in addition to her work with the Serena Williams Foundation and as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Other notable inclusion on the list include: Neymar (5) for helping FIFA’s 11 Against Ebola campaign and Lebron James (6) for his support to the following charity organization, After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Defense Fund, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, ONEXONE.