Monday, December 30, 2013

Taylor Swift Tops Most Charitable Celebrities List

Taylor Swift was the most charitable celebrity of 2013, according to the social change nonprofit DoSomething.org. 

The pop star topped the organization's annual "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good" list for the second year in a row thanks to the $100,000 donation she gave the Nashville Symphony on the occasion of her 24th birthday. She was also recognized for her headlining gig at a London benefit for homeless youth. 11 of the 20 celebrities that made the most charitable list are musicians, with 4 in the top 5.

Coming in just behind Swift at number two in the rankings, One Direction got props for raising more than $3 million through their single for the British charity Comic Relief, as well as raising more than $800,000 for cancer research. Beyonce came in at number three, with particular recognition for headlining the "Chime For Change" concert for women's rights.

Wrapping up the list in the final two spots were Kendrick Lamar, recognized for his socially conscious lyrics as well as raising thousands of dollars for the Red Cross Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, and Justin Bieber, who raised an impressive $1,164,027 in support of Typhoon Haiyan victims and fulfilled more than 200 requests from Make-A-Wish kids.

Here's the full list of "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good":

1.Taylor Swift
2. One Direction
3. BeyoncĂ©
4. Paul Walker
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Kerry Washington
8. Ian Somerhalder
9. Ryan Seacrest
10. Carrie Underwood
11. Jennifer Lawrence
12. Alicia Keys
13. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
14. Miley Cyrus
15. Demi Lovato
16. Blake Shelton
17. Mindy Kaling1
8. Kevin Durant
19. Kendrick Lamar
20. Justin Bieber

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