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ALL-STAR GIVEAWAY
TED TURNER
OPRAH WINFREY
JANE FONDA
KEANU REEVES
ANGELINA JOLIE
BILL COSBY
BILL GATES
PAUL NEWMAN
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KEANU REEVES
Committed Buddhist Keanu Reeves is renowned for his minimalist lifestyle and amazing big-heartedness. Over the years, the 38-year-old star, whose beloved sister Kim suffers from leukaemia, has channelled millions into cancer research. He is similarly generous in his professional life. During filming of the Matrix sequels, Keanu stunned the movie’s 12 stuntmen by giving them each a $12,000 Harley Davidson; and at an earlier point, when financial concerns were endangering the production, he signed away an estimated $30-million cut of ticket sales. His most jaw-dropping act of generosity came after work on the series was completed, however, when he pledged $85 million of his share of the profits from Matrix Reloaded to its special effects and costume crew. The Beirut-born star has also made financial sacrifices on other projects, dropping his fees on both Devil's Advocate and The Replacements.

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