Sandra Bullock is one the most well-respected actresses in Hollywood. She makes great movies, she's down to earth, she wants to keep her kids out of the spotlight to respect their privacy, and she didn't let a cheating ex-husband keep her down.
But ignoring her Hollywood achievements, Sandra Bullock still earns the title of "America's Sweetheart" because of all the incredible charity work she's been quietly doing for the past 16 years.
At the height of her Miss Congeniality fame, Bullock donated $1 million to the red cross after the September 11th attacks in New York.
In 2004, a devastating tsunami hit Indonesia. Over 230,000 people were killed with thousands others injured and displaced. Bullock donated another $1 million to the Red Cross.