Taylor Swift, 1D, Justin Bieber – Most Charitable Celebrities 2013 DoSomething.Org
Since 2009, DoSomething.org has ranked charitable celebrities into a top-20 list. Check out this year’s Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013 to see just how good a celebrity can be.
Taylor Swift took the no.1 spot, followed by One Direction, Beyonce, and Paul Walker respectively. While Justin Bieber came at no.20.
Do you think Justin should have made it to the top 10 list? he has DONE alot of charity works in 2013.
FULL LIST: Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013:
1. Taylor Swift
Swift took the No. 1 spot this year. Her good deeds include working at the Winter White Gala in London, which raised money for homeless children. On her 24th birthday, she donated $100,000 to the Nasville Symphony to help Nashville keep music alive.
2. One Direction
The boy band members kicked the year off by volunteering in Ghana with Comic Relief. They also helped with “Red Nose Day,” which raised £2 million to help dozens suffering in Africa and the United Kingdom from “severe poverty and injustice,” according to DoSomething. In addition, the band’s promotions helped raised almost $800,000 for cancer research.
They don’t call her Queen B for nothing. Dropping a secret album that went on to break records says it all. Beyoncé used those vocals for good when she headlined London’s charity concert for women’s rights: ‘Chime For Change’ earlier this year.
4. Paul Walker
The late Fast & Furious actor founded Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) this year. (ROWW) is a network of professionals with first responder skills (think: doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other disaster-survival specialists).
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The duo’s single “Same Love” helped continue the ongoing conversation about society’s, and the hip hop world’s views on nontraditional relationships. The song won best VMA for “Best Video With a Social Message.
6. Sandra Bullock
The Gravity actress won a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Humanitarian” this year as well as a Mothers Who Make a Difference Award.
7. Kerry Washington
The Scandal actress is currently on President Barack Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, helping spread the arts to low-income communities.
8. Ian Somerhalder
Besides starring in “The Vampire Diaries,” the former “Lost” star founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to “empower, educate, and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”
9. Ryan Seacrest
His non-profit The Ryan Seacrest Foundation partnered with a slew of stars to give kids in hospitals the chance to feel like a star for a day. Plus, the charity was also selected as the beneficiary for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2013 Tour.
10. Carrie Underwood
The country singer donated $1 million to the Red Cross from her “Blown Away Tour” to help with disaster relief after her home state of Oklahoma was devastated by deadly tornadoes earlier this year.
11. Jennifer Lawrence
J-Law held a special pre-screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to raise money for the St. Mary’s Center, an organization that supports teens and adults with intellectual disabilities.
12. Alicia Keys
She headlined The Global Citizen Festival in Central Park this summer, which drew over 60,000 people to be a part of a movement to end extreme poverty. Keys also visited and gave aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. While we’re at it, let’s not forget her work with Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit she founded to support families with HIV/AIDS.
13. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul raised $1.8 million dollars for anti-bullying charity The Kind Campaign by offering winners a chance to watch the most buzzed about series finale of the year with the Breaking Bad cast.
14. Miley Cyrus
She managed to use her platform (read: nipples) for good. This December, Cyrus tweeted a photo of herself outside in the snow, with her shirt lifted up and hearts blocking any real nudity to support the indie film Free the Nipple, a documentary questioning censorship of the U.S. media in regards to the naked female body and the lack of censorship in the media to violence.
15. Demi Lovato
Demi has managed to publish the book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, (a 365-day collection of Demi’s most powerful, honest and hopeful insights to give young people everywhere daily affirmations), and she also gave a lot of love to her favorite charity Free the Children throughout the year. She launched Demi’s Charity Boutique on eBay, with proceeds from the boutique’s sales supporting Free the Children, and also appeared on a celebrity edition of The Price is Right, earning almost $50,000 for Free the Children.
16. Blake Shelton
In response to the tornado that devastated his hometown of Moore, Oklahoma in May, Blake Shelton created Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert that raised $6 million to fund recovery and rebuilding efforts in central Oklahoma.
17. Mindy Kaling
She managed to fit in some serious charity work this year. Kaling was a regular at benefits where she raised money for female empowerment organizations like Girls Inc. and food organizations like LA Food Bank.
18. Kevin Durant
When tornadoes devastated his basketball team’s home-state, Durant acted quickly and kindly. He put ONE MILLION of his own dollars into relief efforts, and even got Nike to match his contribution through goods for survivors.
19. Kendrick Lamar
Not only are his verses socially conscious, but Lamar leveraged his celebrity status to raise thousands for the Red Cross to aid in Superstorm Sandy relief through his fans.
20. Justin Bieber
Justin did use his fame for a lot of good this year. In 2013, he became the first recording artist to make over 200 Make-A-Wish kids’ dreams come true. He also raised an astounding $1,164,027 in just a few days with Prizeo.com to support Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. He also teamed up with Pencil of Promise to build schools in Guatemala and other developing countries.