What's In A Celebrity Charity Relationship And Who Comes Out Best?

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was a popular TV series decades ago, where an ex British tabloid journalist would indulge himself and viewers by showing how their favorite TV celebrities really lived their opulent lifestyles. Very little was mentioned about if they had their own celebrity charity relationship, but some would say these things are best kept quiet about, not bragged about. After all, it might come over disingenuous, wouldn't one say?

When it comes to an adoring public with an opportunity to influence their fans to a personal charitable cause rather than themselves, does Justin Bieber still have a lot to learn about developing a celebrity charity relationship? Still, can't knock him. Today's pop stars have got to make it while they can, who's going to make it like Jagger performing in their 70's, not many, agreed?

At the other end of the scale there's of course the Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi. Along with his band, he generated almost $450,000 for his restaurant project Soul Kitchen where the less fortunate get to pay what they can afford.

Paul McCartney stumping up a cool million bucks, for a charity is more on the mark. But representing over 1% of his media value for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals charity, might not strike a chord in everybody.

Frontman Bono and his U2 band donating publicity worth over $1m to the One campaign targeting poverty and disease in 3rd world Africa, perhaps is far better directed. Heal the people heal the world. Then of course there's the peoples' charity champion.

When it comes down to putting their money where their mouth is or at least spreading the word to really make an impact, who can doubt the pulling power of Kosciusko, Mississippi's very own Oprah Winfrey.

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation is a shining star as to what a celebrity charity relationship really is. Her Angel Network has created over $80 million for worthy charities. This lady's guests helped viewers, they in turn rallied her causes. Match that anyone?