2013’s 20 Most Charitable Celebs: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Walker, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift
Here's some good news, for a change.
As Spider-Man likes to remind us, with great power comes great responsibility. Celebrities — especially pop stars — are paid very well for their time, but they often give back to causes close to their own hearts, putting their fame and fortune to positive use
DoSomething.org compiled a list of the 20 most generous celebs of 2013. For the second year in a row, the No. 1 celeb was Taylor Swift.
As the site wrote, "Swift recently celebrated her 24th birthday by GIVING gifts instead of getting. She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony, which has faced extreme financial difficulties this year. Swift also headlined an event benefiting Centrepoint, an org working to help young people experiencing homelessness. It was hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (Her good-doing even transcends continents!)"
It's kind of surprising to not see Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on here — as well as other celebs known for giving back, like Sophia Bush, Matt Damon, etc. — but they're not really listing their criteria for inclusion either.
Last year, Taylor topped the list with Miley in second. That list also included Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga.
Anyway, well done, celebs! We may not completely understand the rankings, but all acts of generosity deserves props, whether listed or not.