Celebrities do Charity with their big hearts

Big Celebrities with Big Salaries and Big Hearts

Mark Sinclair, better know by his stage name Vin Diesel, has become a household name across the world. His debut appearance was in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan. Diesel's breakthrough role was as the anti-hero Riddick in the science-fiction film Pitch Black. Diesel attained action hero stardom with two box office hits: the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and the action thriller XXX. His salary from both films combined was $12 million.

In 2004, Diesel reprised his role as Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick. In 2005, he played a lighthearted role in the comedy film The Pacifier, which became a box office success. Numerous films followed, but in 2011, Diesel returned for Fast Five, the fifth film in the series, and reprised the role again in the box office smash hit Fast & Furious 6. He reprised his role as Riddick again in the third installment simply titled Riddick, which was released in September 2013.

Diesel takes time out of his busy schedule to give something back to the community. He created the One Race Global Film Foundation, which teaches young producers and directors how to be their own film makers. It is also reported that Diesel donated over $2.5 million over the past few years.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is well known as the wrestling powerhouse, but Johnson's big screen debut was a short appearance as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of The Mummy Returns. The movie's great success led to Johnson's first leading role, in the sequel The Scorpion King. He was listed in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-paid actor in his first starring role, receiving $5.5 million. 

In 2011, Johnson appeared in the fifth film of The Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five.  Johnson landed the role after series star Vin Diesel read comments and feedback from fans, one of whom wanted to see Diesel and Johnson in a movie.  Fast Five grossed $86 million, the largest opening of the Fast & Furious series and largest opening for a Johnson film. That led to Fast & Furious 6, which had amazing success.  Fast & Furious 7 is now in production and is expected to post big numbers.

Johnson stays just as busy off the screen as he does on. He created the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation. The Foundation creates a platform of hope and possibility for children across the US by providing programs designed to enrich and empower the lives and self-esteem of under-served, at-risk youth and children hospitalized for medical disabilities, disorders and illnesses. Johnson is also very active in 10 other charity organizations.

Jason Statham has become one of the biggest action stars on the big screen. Statham, who was once a black market salesman, got casted as the role of "Bacon" in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The movie was well received by both critics and audiences, and helped catapult Statham into the public eye. Statham was offered more film roles, and in 2002 he was cast as the lead role of driver Frank Martin in the action movie The Transporter, in which he was responsible for his own stunts. His salary was $750,000 for the first film. The film spawned two sequels, Transporter 2 and Transporter 3.

In 2006 he played the lead role as Chev Chelios in the action film Crank which spawned the sequel Crank: High Voltage. In 2011, Statham starred in the remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film, The Mechanic, and returned to British film in the police drama, Blitz. He also starred in the action film Killer Elite.  Statham had a cameo in Fast & Furious 6 and he portrayed the main antagonist of Fast and Furious 7, Ian Shaw, the brother of the antagonist in Fast & Furious 6, Owen Shaw. Statham's average salary per picture is $7,000,000

Statham is very active in the Together for Short Lives Charity. Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening illnesses and those who support, love and care for them. They support families, professionals and services, including all children’s hospices to ensure that every child gets the best possible care whenever and wherever they need it.

Michael Baczor is a triple threat and just couldn't be denied to be put on this exclusive list. Baczor, an actor, musician, and model, is sure to become a household name in the next few years. Baczor recently signed on as the lead role for a major motion picture, receiving $550,000. Although it's not near Dwayne Johnson's record breaking $5.5 million, it's not too bad of a start getting casted as the main role for one of the most highly anticipated video game to movie transitions in the past 10 years.

Baczor, also known as HER0 in the music world, is a one man band, literally doing and creating everything himself. Yes, he does it all, vocals, guitars, bass, pianos, and synths. With a Rock/Alternative/Hip-Hop sound, an image than appeals to such a broad genre, and the talent to back it all up with, this guy is guaranteed to be in high demand. Baczor is certainly someone you're going to want to keep an eye on. From working with Linkin Park in the music scene to Jason Statham on the big screen, Baczor has a bright and promising future ahead of him. 

Even though Baczor's schedule is packed with writing, producing, acting, and music, he stays very active giving back to those in need. Baczor created the Our Little Heroes Charity. The Charity delivers toys and gifts directly to the children in hospitals. The toys and gifts are delivered by the children's favorite Superheros and Disney Characters. Baczor has also been a longtime supporter and donator of The Children's Miracle Network.

Diesel, Johnson, Statham, and Baczor prove that the bigger they are, the harder they care. So during this time of the Holiday Season, please keep in mind to give something back to those that are less fortunate. You can follow these celebrities at the links below.

Vin Diesel

Dwayne Johnson

Jason Statham

Michael Baczor


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