When Coldplay released its debut studio album “Parachutes” in 2000, the group — still little-known outside of the United Kingdom — made the decision to donate 10% of their profits to charity. Chris Martin, the group’s frontman, told that his mum taught him to donate to the needy when he was just ten-years-old.
Now Coldplay is one of the biggest bands on the planet and Chris Martin is one of the most successful artists and his net worth shows exactly that. Boasting a personal net worth of $90 million, the 41-year-old would be well within his rights to keep all of his hard earned money to himself. But the generous singer believes that it's a great trend to keep alive and both he and the rest of his band give to a number of charities regularly under his mother's original percentage rule.
Led by frontman Chris Martin, Coldplay (which also consists of Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion) is one of the most active charitable and philanthropic musical groups touring today.
Let’s take a look at the ways in which Martin and his bandmates give back to others.
According to the charity statistics website "Look to the Stars", Coldplay supports 31 charities including 21st Century Lead, Amnesty International, Cancer Active, Children with AIDS, City of Hope, Every Mother Counts, GRAMMY Foundation, Human Rights First, Keech Hospice Care, Keep A Child Alive, Kids Company, Live 8, Lucy Blackman Trust, Make A Child Smile Appeal, Make Trade Fair, Mercy Corps, Mines Advisory Group, MOAS, MusiCares, National Literacy Trust, Nordoff Robbins, Oxfam, Prostate Cancer UK, Red Cross, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Save the Children, Stand Up To Cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The CarbonNeutral Company, War Child, Whatever It Takes.
More detailed information is on official websites of charitable organizations:
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Coldplay support #No2DirtyAir
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Coldplay & Charitybuzz Partner with The Oral Cancer Foundation
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Will Champion patron of CANCERactive
Will Champion, Drummer of the highly successful rock band, Coldplay. Coldplays album Parachutes is dedicated to Wills mother Sara, who lost her battle with cancer just before its debut in 2000… read more