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Most charitable celebrity 2012: Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus lead list

Taylor Swift talks to OTRC.com at the CMA Awards on November 1, 2012.

December 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift not only spent a good part of the year at the top of the record charts, she has also been named the most charitable star of 2012.

DoSomething.org came up with the list. Among her many charitable efforts, Swift was recognized for donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Taking the No. 2 spot was another young singer, Miley Cyrus. She was honored for her promotion of Saving SPOT! Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a home for dogs from high-kill shelters, along with raising awareness for other charitable organizations, such as Save the Music Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Rounding out the top five were Channing Tatum for raising millions for The Rainforest Foundation, Lady Gaga for starting her Born This Way Foundation and Justin Bieber for the Believe Charity Drive and Pencils of Promise.