DoSomething.org has compiled their annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Good list, and for the second year in a row, Taylor Swift has been named most-charitable entertainer.
The country singer donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her 24th birthday, a gesture intended to help the struggling orchestra to bounce back after hitting a financial crisis.
In addition, Swift headlined an event for Centrepoint, a United Kingdom charity supporting homeless young people age 16-25. The high profile benefit was hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The boy band One Direction stepped up to help those living in poverty in the UK and Africa and also raised $800,000 to benefit cancer research.
Beyonce headlined a London charity concert, ‘Chime For Change,’ in support of women’s rights. She also met with a number of terminally ill fans through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
One celebrity landing on this year’s list posthumously is recently deceased actor Paul Walker, who founded the charity Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW), a network of professionals with first responder skills who aid in natural disaster relief.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rounded out the Top 5 by spurring a national conversation with their socially conscious song ‘Same Love,’ calling for equal rights and an end to sexual preference-based intolerance.
Coming in at #20 was Justin Bieber, who became the first recording artist to make over 200 Make-A-Wish kids’ dreams come true. In addition, he raised $1.1 million with Prizeo.com to support typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.
See the rest of the top givers who made the list: