Most Charitable Stars 2016: Beyonce Leads “Celebs Gone Good” List (PHOTOS)

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Most Charitable Stars 2016

By Shari Weiss |

Most Charitable Stars 2016

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Beyonce is the most charitable star of 2016. The singer tops the new “Celebs Gone Good” list from DoSomething.

As Gossip Cop has reported, every year the organization keeps track of the selfless ways stars use their celebrity for good. This now marks the ninth year of the list, which honors “celebrities who use their fame and influence to create positive change.” The 2016 selections were chosen based on fan votes, expert opinion, and IMDB StarMeter rankings.

Beyonce earned the top spot this year after a number of charitable endeavors. Most recently, in October, she headlined the “Tidal X: 10/15” concert. The star-studded show, organized by husband Jay Z, raised money for the Robin Hood Foundation, which addresses poverty, and education-focused non-profits.

Following Beyonce at number two is Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Broadway mastermind saw his level of fame skyrocket over the last year. But instead of letting it go to his head, he used his growing audience to draw attention to important causes. That included partnering with Jennifer Lopez on a charity song in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

Surprisingly, Taylor Swift only ranks third on the list. That’s after Swift came in as the number one “Celeb Gone Good” for four years in a row. Other stars singled out for their charitable efforts this year range from Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber to Gina Rodriguez and Nyle DiMarco. Check out the full 2016 Top 20 list from DoSomething below!


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