10 Most Charitable Celebrities

DoSomething.org rounds up 2013's biggest do-gooders

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 5, 2014 3:00 PM CST

(Newser) – For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by DoSomething.org. Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click through the gallery for the top 10, or check out the complete top 20 here.

For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by DoSomething.org. Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click...
For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by DoSomething.org. Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to...   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
One Direction released a Red Nose Day single and raised nearly $3.3 million to help those living in poverty across the UK and Africa. They also raised $784,345 in donations for cancer research.
One Direction released a Red Nose Day single and raised nearly $3.3 million to help those living in poverty across the UK and Africa. They also raised $784,345 in donations for cancer research.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Beyonce headlined London’s charity concert for women’s rights, Chime For Change.
Beyonce headlined London’s charity concert for women’s rights, Chime For Change.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Paul Walker founded an organization, Reach Out WorldWide, to help people impacted by natural disasters. ROWW brings together first responders who work to immediately fulfill the unmet need in times of chaos, tragedy, and destruction.
Paul Walker founded an organization, Reach Out WorldWide, to help people impacted by natural disasters. ROWW brings together first responders who "work to immediately fulfill the unmet need in times of...   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore recorded Same Love, which challenged the hip-hop community to be more accepting. (Not to mention the rest of the world.)
Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore recorded "Same Love," which challenged the hip-hop community to be more accepting. (Not to mention the rest of the world.)   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Sandra Bullock was given the Mothers Who Make a Difference Award and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian for her work in disaster relief and education.
Sandra Bullock was given the Mothers Who Make a Difference Award and the People’s Choice Award for "Favorite Humanitarian" for her work in disaster relief and education.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Kerry Washington is an advocate for arts education, serving on President Obama's President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Kerry Washington is an advocate for arts education, serving on President Obama's President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
Ian Somerhalder founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to empower, educate, and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for eco-friendly and animal-friendly causes.
Ian Somerhalder founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to "empower, educate, and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures," and has raised hundreds of thousands...   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ryan Seacrest founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which partners with celebrities to brighten the days of hospitalized children.
Ryan Seacrest founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which partners with celebrities to brighten the days of hospitalized children.   (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP Images)
Carrie Underwood donated $1 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief in her home state of Oklahoma after last year's devastating tornadoes.
Carrie Underwood donated $1 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief in her home state of Oklahoma after last year's devastating tornadoes.   (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
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