The Most Charitable UK Celebrities Are Revealed!

18 April 2016, 11:45 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

Elton in orange glasses

Athletes and musicians have proved to be the most generous!

Sir Elton John and JK Rowling have topped the list of the UK's most generous celebrities, having each donated a huge sum of their earnings to charities last year.

Elton donated £26.8m in 2015, mostly to his Aids foundations, while JK Rowling donated £10.3m to a variety of charities including her own children's charity Lumos Foundation.

The Sunday Times list showed athletes and musicians to be the most benevolent with David Beckham giving £5m to children's charities while Coldplay gave away £1.7m and Ringo Starr gave £1.6m.

Other musicians featured in the list include boyband One Direction and Queen musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor.