Taylor swift most charitable celebrities list

Taylor Swift Tops List
of Most Charitable
Celebrities of 2013


Taylor Swift has had a great year, and it's now capped off with her #1 placement on the annual Most Charitable Celebrities list.

The list is compiled every year by DoSomething.org. The celebs are picked based on money they've donated, time they've spent helping others, and by awareness they've raised about the causes they care about the most. This year, Taylor donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony in honor of her 24th birthday. She also regularly gives money to other organizations in her Tennessee hometown.

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And talk about awkward - Taylor's ex, Harry Styles, and his band One Direction are just one slot below her on #2. This year, the popular group helped raise money for Children In Need, a charity in their native Britain, and even went on a volunteer trip to Ghana.

Rounding out the top five are Beyonce, who recently won hearts for performing alongside a young cancer patient fan whose dream was to meet her, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have used their song "Same Love" to campaign for gay marriage and equality, and the late Paul Walker, who was tragically on his way home from a fundraiser for his own charity Reach Out Worldwide when he was killed in a car accident at the age of 40.

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There were also some celebs who didn't make the cut this year. Justin Bieber slid in at #20 after being #2 last year. The troubled singer had a rough year, coming under fire for dumping his pet monkey in Germany and for possibly visiting a brothel in Brazil, and recently claimed that he will be retiring from music.

Check out the full list below:

1. Taylor Swift

2. One Direction

3. Beyoncé

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 & Aaron Paul

14. Miley Cyrus

15. Demi Lovato

16. Blake Shelton

17. Mindy Kaling

18. Kevin Durant

19. Kendrick Lamar

20. Justin Bieber