For the second year in a row, Lady Gaga has received top honors on DoSomething.org’s “Celebs Gone Good” list.
The singer received the top spot thanks to her support for gay rights, her work to fight AIDS, and her efforts to put an end to bullying. In order to achieve her goals, she launched her youth empowerment foundation (which goes live in 2012) and even met with the White House to address bullying in schools and what the government can do about it.
Pop superstar Justin Bieber came in second, thanks to his support of Pencils With Promise, an organization that builds schools around the world. He also supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank and Children’s Wish Foundation. Rounding out his good deeds were donations to charity and the Whitney Elementary school in Las Vegas.
Completing the top five are Hollywood powerhouses George Clooney, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to DoSomething’s Aria Finger, “There are some interesting trends from this year’s list. It’s dominated by young celebrities and we also see so many couples. Last year the list had its first power couple, Ashton and Demi, and this year there are a total of four couples. Doing good is definitely fun in groups.”
Other celebs who made the list include Lea Michele, Matt Damon, Taylor Swift, and Nick Cannon (but not wife Mariah Carey).
“There are a handful of other celebrities who just missed the cut-off this year,” said Finger. “We look forward to seeing what they will do in 2012.”
She’s expecting big things from Jay-Z and Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, quarterback Tim Tebow and Selena Gomez in the next year.
For the complete list, click over to the Hollywood Reporter.