Vanessa Redgrave harnesses her vast wealth for philanthropic causes. In September 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Redgrave urged the United Kingdom to give funds to the arts. “We theatre and arts people must campaign to raise funds from private enterprise to add to any government funds so that we can help to restore all the facilities and jobs of all the theatres, music and dance venues, museums, galleries, technical and creatives, teachers and coaches,” Redgrave stressed.
Redgrave similarly told The Financial Times that the refugee crisis “boils her blood” and pushes her to continue education. “Each of us is responsible if we don’t do what little we can do. That little means a lot. I’m still working away ,” Redgrave explained. Per Celebrity Net Worth, Redgrave supports the Chechen separatist movement and even paid over $50,000 to “bail Akhmed Zakayev out of prison after seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom.” By 1995, Redgrave was elected as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
All in all, Redgrave is worth an estimated $20 million, but she’s putting her millions to good use.