Taylor Swift most-charitable celebrity for third year

TAYLOR Swift has been named the most-charitable celebrity for the third year running.

The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker topped the 'Celebs Gone Good' list published by DoSomething.org - a non-profit organisation which helps young people find volunteering opportunities - after she donated all the profits from her single 'Welcome to New York' to the city's public schools.

'Orange Is the New Black' star, Laverne Cox placed second as an advocate for the transgender community whilst Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus' appearances at the Video Music Awards ensured they would place high on the list.

The 33-year-old 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker was commended for her performance at the awards ceremony, where the world "feminist" flashed behind her as she sang whilst Miley, 22, was also praised for using her acceptance speech for Video of the Year to promote homelessness among young people.

One Direction, Shonda Rhimes and Demi Lovato also made the list as well as 'Harry Potter' star, Emma Watson, who placed fifth after her speech at the United Nations' launch of the He for She campaign.

Justin Bieber, 20, was also included for his support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation - an organisation which gives children with life-threatening medical conditions their dream experiences, - for whom he has granted over 200 wishes.

John Cena - who placed seventh in the celebrity list - has the title for the most wishes granted for the charity by an individual, with over 450 wishes so far.

DoSomething.org's 2014 'Top 20 Celebs Gone Good' list:

1. Taylor Swift

2. Laverne Cox

3. Beyoncé

4. Miley Cyrus

5. Emma Watson

6. One Direction

7. John Cena

8. Shonda Rhimes

9. Tyler Oakley

10. Chris Pratt

11. John Legend

12. Olivia Wilde

13. Kerry Washington

14. Zendaya

15. Demi Lovato

16. Lupita Nyong'o

17. Amy Poehler

18. LeBron James

19. Mindy Kaling

20.Justin Bieber


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