Swift most charitable star

Taylor Swift tops DoSomething.org's Celebs Gone Good List for this year.

Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable star of 2013.

The 24-year-old country music darling topped the list from DoSomething.org called Celebs Gone Good for the second year running.

Editors cited Taylor’s work at the Winter White Gala in London, which benefits homeless youth, in addition to her $100,000 gift to the Nashville Symphony.

Trailing Taylor in the second spot is English-Irish boyband One Direction, comprised of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

Harry and Liam reportedly raised more than $800,000 for cancer research in 2013, while the group also kicked the year off by volunteering in Ghana for Comic Relief, a charity based in the UK that raises funding for projects worldwide.

Beyoncé Knowles comes in at three, with her work for Goodwill and Chime for Change noted.

Late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker follows at four. The actor, who perished in a car accident last month, was a founder of Reach Out Worldwide, a non-profit that responds to natural disasters.

Also making the list are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose 2013 chart-topping hit Same Love is credited with spawning a dialogue about marriage equality, helping the hip-hop duo round out the top five.

Sandra Bullock, Kerry Washington, Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Seacrest and Carrie Underwood fill places six through ten.

Also included are Jennifer Lawrence, Alicia Keys, Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Blake Shelton, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Durant, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Bieber.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Friday, 27. December 2013