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Taylor Swift Is 2013’s Most Charitable Celeb

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Even by Taylor Swift‘s lofty standards, 2013 has been a banner year — but she just received maybe the most important honor of all!

For the second year in a row, Taylor was named’s most charitable celebrity of the year. She tops the social-change organization’s tally of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good 2013. specifically cites Tay’s recent birthday donation of $100,000 to the troubled Nashville Symphony and her high-profile gig headlining a charity event in London that helped homeless youth — notable for her viral-video rendition of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer‘ with Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William!

One Direction‘s efforts fighting extreme poverty in Africa and raising funds for cancer research land them in the runner-up spot. Beyonce‘s work on behalf of women’s rights lifts her to the No. 3 spot, followed by the late Paul Walker and his personal charity, Reach Out WorldWide. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis round out the Top 5 with their smash celebrating social acceptance, ‘Same Love.’ See the full list below!

Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013:

1. Taylor Swift
2. One Direction
3. Beyonce
4. Paul Walker
5. Macklemore and 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 and Aaron Paul
14. Miley Cyrus
15. Demi Lovato
16. Blake Shelton
17. Mindy Kaling
18. Kevin Durant
19. Kendrick Lamar
20. Justin Bieber

Next: Watch Taylor Swift's Adorable Childhood Christmas Video

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