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Many professional athletes take matters of philanthropy very seriously. Giving back to the community is important for many professional athletes and so they go above and beyond. Take a look at some of the professional athletes who have given the most by reading on. You’ll see just how charitable these big stars are.

John Cena

John Cena is one of the most recognizable professional wrestlers from the last fifteen years. He has become popular with children and is well known as a nice person who gives to charity. His extensive work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation has helped many kids to smile even when they are suffering from severe illnesses. He has also worked closely with the Susan G. Komen organization to help raise awareness about breast cancer.

Lebron James

Lebron James is known as the King on the court and but he’s known as a giving individual as well. He has the Lebron James Family Foundation that spends millions of dollars to help send children to school. James is an important figure when it comes to race relations and important social justice issues as well.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is an absolute legend on the tennis court and she also has a reputation for being quite charitable. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who does many things to help the cause. She has taken the time to help build schools in Africa and also works to promote better access to education for the children in Asia.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes in the entire world. He’s also a very giving man with a good heart. He once donated $83,000 to fund a child’s brain surgery out of the goodness of his heart. He also made the decision to donate his Champions League bonus to charity instead of keeping it for himself. This is an athlete who cares about his fellow man and has proven to be among the most charitable modern sports stars.

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey became a household name due to her dominant run at the top of the UFC. She has continued to be popular due to her stint in the WWE. She also gives a large amount of money to charities that help with mental health services. Rousey has proven herself to be very philanthropic.