Who Was the Most Charitable Celeb of 2012?

Taylor Swift takes the top spot, while Miley Cyrus, Channing Tatum, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber round out the top five

Taylor Swift's new album Red -- and her love affairs -- garnered lots of headlines this year, but behind the scenes, she gave so much of her time and money to charity that she's been named the number one "Celeb Gone Good" by DoSomething.org, an organization that connects teens with social change and that highlights charitable celebrity role models throughout the year.

In 2012, Swift, 23, donated $4 million to the Country Hall of Fame Museum, its largest bequest yet. She was also the youngest recipient ever of the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The Kennedy charity -- named after the former U.S. Attorney General, assassinated presidential candidate, and grandfather of her ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy -- lauded Swift at a benefit gala on December 3 for her devotion to arts education, generosity to communities affected by natural disaster relief, and anti-bullying efforts.

Miley Cyrus took the runner-up spot on the DoSomething.org list for her work with several charities, including Saving Spot! Rescue, which supports no-kill animal shelters. The singer-actress is a known animal lover who recently lost one of her beloved rescue dogs.

At number 3, Channing Tatum -- a.k.a. 2012's Sexiest Man Alive -- was honored for helping to raise millions for the Rainforest Foundation and Angels for Animals Rescue League. Lady Gaga's Born This Way anti-bullying organization earned her a number 4 spot. Justin Bieber rounded out the top 5 for raising more than $1 million with his Believe Charity Drive and work with Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in third-world countries.

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