The English footballer Marcus Rashford became the youngest person to top the Sunday Times Giving List.
The 23-year-old English striker of Manchester United raised £20 million from donations in supermarkets intended for groups helping fight off children food poverty in the UK.
The Giving List ranks people by the amount of money they collected for charity compared to their net worth.
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Rashford who’s estimated at £16m managed to raise £20 which puts him in the equivalent of 125 percent of his wealth.
He donated the money to the FareShare charity and helped them distribute 4 million meals to vulnerable kids during the pandemic.
He also helped forced series of Government U-turns for free school meals.
The PM of UK, Boris Johnson retracted the vow not to prolong the voucher system in the summer holidays after Rashford sent an open letter calling on his cabinet to reconsider.
He also launched a petition that urged the Government to prolong the free meals in schools in the half-term and the Christmas holidays with additional funding of £170m from ministers.
The 23-year-old footballer and humanitarian who received free school meals himself was made a MBE in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his amazing efforts.
Jordan Henderson, the midfielder of Liverpool and England is 6th on the list after he raised £4m for the NHS through the #PlayersTogether campaign.