8. George Strait
George Strait is not one to boast about his generosity, but his actions speak volumes. He founded Vaqueros Del Mar Invitational Golf Tournament and Concert to raise support for the Troops First Foundation, a group that aids servicemen, servicewomen, and their families. The Invitational has raised more than $5 million for the Troops First Foundation since 2012. In addition, he serves veterans through the Wrangler National Patriot program, a campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for America’s wounded and fallen military veterans and their families.
After the death of his daughter, Jenifer Strait, he established Jenifer the Strait Memorial Foundation. The fund donates money to various children’s charities in the San Antonio and Houston area including The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio and St. Jude’s Ranch.
In January 2018, George Strait was named the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, in honor of his fundraising efforts in the wake of the widespread flooding following Hurricane Harvey.