Taylor Swift, One Direction top list of 20 most charitable celebrities
As long as it’s not an ex-boyfriend, Taylor Swift treats people quite well.
DoSomething.org recently released its annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Good List, and for a second year in a row, Swift ranks as its most-charitable entertainer.
The country music star earned headline honors from the feel-good ranker for the way she celebrated her 24th birthday. Proving it is better to give than to receive, Swift donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony, which was in financial trouble in 2013. Swift also headlined an event this year benefiting Centrepoint, an organization working to help young homeless people.
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If you hear unstoppable tween screaming, that’s because One Direction is DoSomething’s runner-up in 2013. The boy band released a Red Nose Day single to help those living in poverty in the UK and Africa. They also raised nearly $800,000 to benefit cancer research. Not bad for teen idols.
The singer that everyone has been talking about since her secret album dropped on Dec. 13, Beyonce, comes in third, for headlining London’s charity concert for women’s rights: ‘Chime For Change’ earlier this year. Plus, Queen Bey made at least one little girl’s Make-A-Wish come true recently in extra-special fashion.
Paul Walker posthumously ranks fourth for his founding of charity Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW), a network of professionals with first responder skills to aid in natural disaster relief. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis round out the Top 5 for their socially conscious song “Same Love,” which calls for equal rights and an end to sexual preference-based intolerance.
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Here the complete list of DoSomething.org’s Top 20 Celebs Gone Good: 1. Taylor Swift 2. One Direction 3. Beyonce 4. Paul Walker 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 6. Sandra Bullock 7. Kerry Washington 8. Ian Somerhalder9. Ryan Seacrest 10. Carrie Underwood 11. Jennifer Lawrence 12. Alicia Keys 13. Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul14. Miley Cyrus 15. Demi Lovato 16. Blake Shelton 17. Mindy Kaling 18. Kevin Durant 19. Kendrick Lamar 20.Justin Bieber