By Hayden Wright
The Sunday Times Giving List annually recognizes British celebrities who donate money to charitable causes. This year, Elton John topped the chart with an estimated $38 million in donations, primarily to his own AIDS foundation. Five entries in the top ten were music acts spanning decades and generations of influence.
Coldplay collectively gave $2.7 million, according to the Times. The five members of One Direction tied Queen Guitarist Brian May and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran by donating $1.58 million to important causes.
On a more literary note, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling gave an estimated $14.7 million to The Lumos Foundation and the Volant Charitable Trust, foundations she created.