As we reach the end of 2017, we look back at the year we’re saying goodbye to as we embrace a new beginning. It’s easy to think of the things we want to change and the things we’d like to improve – but if you take the time – it’s just as easy to look back on the good, too.
That’s exactly what DoSomething.org decided to do as 2017 draws to a close. The organization picked 20 of the most charitable celebrities of 2017 with their Celebs Gone Good list. With names like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Colin Kaepernick on the list, the celebs who made the cut are all in great company.
The organization’s Twitter account sent out the results today which are based on the celebs with the widest reach, most retweets, and most ‘star power’. From 20-1 the results are as follows.
20. Bruno Mars
19. Miley Cyrus
18. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
17. Ava DuVernay
16. Demi Lovato
15. Shawn Mendes
14. Jennifer Lopez
13. Lauren Jauregui
12. Lin-Manuel Miranda
11. Nicki Minaj
10. Bethenny Frankel
8. Yara Shahidi
6. JJ Watt
3. Ariana Grande
2. Colin Kaepernick
1. Chance the Rapper
Each celebrity took part in charity initiatives, drives, and donated to organizations that aim to change everything from social issues to giving children and families safe places to go, food to eat, and the chance for a good education.
For example, Bruno Mars donated $1 Million to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Michigan to aid in the water crisis. JJ Watt raised $37 Million to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey. Ariana Grande raised over $2.6 Million for her One Love Manchester concert for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Chance the Rapper tops the list with an incredible year. Not only did he raise $3.2 Million for Chicago schools, he launched New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, which is an investment in arts programs in Chicago Schools.
The Twitter thread can be found here with more information on each artist and why they made the Celebs Gone Good list.
‘…but I knew him’