Hollywood’s 8 Most Charitable Celebs: Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart & More

Thu, December 27, 2012 3:10pm EST by 32 Comments
Celebrity Charities

Shooting movies and selling hit records are some of the things that these stars do for a living. But there is one thing they love more than their job — charity.

Celebrity status comes with great power — power to influence and make a difference. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Demi Lovato are just a few celebs who raise their voice to make a difference.

Kristen Stewart:

Kristen is one of the most down to earth celebs, which makes her cool in our book. But what really makes us love Kristen is her willingness to help. Kristen recently appeared at the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12, where she asked fans to donate towards Hurricane Sandy relief. She took it a step further for Sandy relief by donating her Zuhair Murad dress, which she wore to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Los Angeles premiere, to the Robin Hood Foundation, who put it up for auction. Kristen has also worked with Shoe Revolt, an organization that raises money for victims of sex trafficking by selling donated shoes online.

Robert Pattinson:

Not only does he have a forgiving heart, but Rob has a giving heart. Much like his better half, Rob likes to give back. Recently, Robert autographed an ESP LTD Xtone series acoustic electric guitar and auctioned it off via Julian’s Live, a company that works with celebrities to create auctions that benefit their charities. The guitar sold for $1,280 and the proceeds went to The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. In 2011, E!’s Marc Malkin reported that the $80,000 Rob raised by hosting a meet and greet on the set of Breaking Dawn Part 2 was given to the Go Campaign to build a permanent home for PAGE (Program Advancing Girls Education) in Cambodia. Rob has also granted wishes for The Starlight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that brightens the lives of seriously ill children, and their families, throughout Australia. He has also auctioned more guitars to support the Midnight Mission, an organization that helps provide for the homeless.

Miley Cyrus:

On Oct. 10, Miley performed at the City of Hope Gala alongside Jordin Sparks to raise money for the prevention and cure of cancer. Miley has been donating to City of Hope ever since her Hannah Montana days. She raised over $1 million for the organization by donating $1 from every ticket sold during her Best of Both Worlds tour. Not only has Miley raised tons of money for organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation and Amnesty International, but she has also created her own charity organization with Youth Service America called Get Ur Good On, an online organization that connects young people with volunteer and community service opportunities.

Justin Bieber:

Justin is known for his dedication to Pencils of Promise. He also started the Believe Charity Drive, which raised money from fans and album sales to give to the seven charities that he supports — Pencils of Promise, Project Medishare for Haiti, City of Hope, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of America, Musicians on Call and the GRAMMY Foundation. On his 17th and 18th birthdays, Justin asked for a birthday gift that would help the world — he asked for fans to help bring clean water to those in need by donating to his charity Charity Water. Just this past year, Justin donated $1 from every ticket sold in the New York City/New Jersey area to Hurricane Sandy relief. Justin never stops giving. He’s also helped donate and support his hometown food bank, Children’s Miracle Network, and he even helped an Ottawa-based fan find an organ donor via Twitter. Justin’s one guy who remembers where he came from and uses his voice to make a change.

Selena Gomez:

Aside from being named UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador, Selena has also managed to be named the first ambassador of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, an organization designed to inspire today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. Selena has also helped raised over $1 million for the St. Jude Children Research Hospital by strutting her stuff down the runway with other celebs. She took trips to the Congo with the ENOUGH Project, a project aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity, and made a PSA with Kermit the Frog to raise awareness of endangered amphibians.

Chris Brown:

We all know Rihanna loves Chris, but she must love him even more due to his commitment to charity work! Chris recently launched Symphonic Love, an organization that offers art programs to kids and encourages acts of service. After Chris’ Twitter feud with comedian Jenny Johnson, Chris returned to Twitter with a new attitude. He was promoting “love and respect” in order to represent Break the Cycle, which provides dating abuse prevention programs. Chris also works with Kids Wish Network, where he met with a young girl with spina bifda, and he’s met with many fans through Best Buddies International. Chris has also made an impact by helping with charities such as Stand Up To Cancer and Aid Still Required.


In 2006, Rihanna founded the Believe Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, BELIEVE gives children a chance to not only survive, but thrive in a world where many will never receive the medical attention, school supplies, toys and clothes that they deserve. The foundation is partnered with DKTS, an organization that fights the great fight to delete blood cancer. In 2007, Rihanna was named Cartier’s LOVECHARITY Bracelet Ambassador. Rihanna has used her fame to help a mother of two find a bone marrow transplant. She also donates to disaster relief, AIDS and environmental issues. Rihanna has raised money through concerts and has even taken the time to meet children from the charities she’s supporting.

Demi Lovato:

Demi took a stand against bullying. She teamed up with Stand Together to represent the Stand Together Campaign. Another anti-bullying charity Demi works with is STOMP Out Bullying. She also made a PSA for Vote Latina in efforts to engage young Latinos to vote and stand up for their rights. Demi worked with A Day Made Better, which works to erase teacher-funded classrooms, and she’s worked with DonateMyDress.org, where she donated designer dresses to be given to girls who cannot afford prom dresses — for free. Like most of her peers, Demi is also a proud donator to the Red Cross, Shoe Revolt, City of Hope and Kids Wish Network.

Which celebrity do you think is the most charitable, Hollywoodlifers?

–Julianna Spence

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Posted at 8:15 AM on August 13, 2014  

Do they help ather people in need!! We really in a deep hole struggleing!! Please!!!

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Posted at 3:21 AM on October 19, 2013  

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Posted at 8:39 PM on April 11, 2013  

seriously, all selena does is promote these charities, she doesn’t actually give her own money to them, like album sales, or donate anything to them?? i admire miley and justin so much for the things they do for others, they are such good role models and inspirations. i also love demi, her story is inspring and what she teaches others is amazing.

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Posted at 8:59 AM on April 9, 2013  

Hi, thanks for sharing.

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Posted at 5:25 PM on April 7, 2013  

Miley and Jb ♥

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Posted at 1:24 PM on February 15, 2013  

This might be about today’s most charitable celebrities but if it’s not then Michael Jackson should be included in this list.
Michael has donated way over 350 million US dollars to various charities throughout his lifetime. As well as helping out other charities and organizations. He wrote and performed songs such as ‘Heal the World’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’ or even the underrated ones such as ‘We are the World’ or ‘What More Can I Give’ (and many more. The proceeds went to charity) Listen to the lyrics and you’ll understand he really cared. He also had his own charity the Heal the World Foundation. I could honestly go on and on but you get my point.
I think his efforts need to be counted in things such as this too, because he really did make a big difference in the world.
And before some of you make the “creep, weirdo or paedophile” comments, please do your research and educate yourselves. Please be more open-minded and look into matters, do not trust all tabloids and media with such information because they themselves have no sufficient proof or evidence to prove the allegations made towards Michael.
Thank you all for reading.

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Posted at 10:08 PM on February 3, 2013  

Totally agree, justin and miley have done more than ever. Not suprised, one direction is a far cry from this list.

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Ian Gardner

Posted at 11:29 AM on December 15, 2013  

seriously? Miley has done more than ever? She helped raise a million? Helped raise is not the same as giving out of pocket, and she is worth way over 150 million dollars. that means if you have a 150 bucks in the bank and gave a homeless person a buck you would be doing better because you actually gave it and you did not stand outside and ask 100 people to donate a penny and even you giving the buck does not sound as big of a deal as Miley did huh? well it is the same thing. only she has over 150 million dollars … man, I dont get it. You want to see a real artist who does real charity … look up U2/Bono

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Posted at 2:02 AM on January 8, 2013  

Honestly, they have all done their part in order to help people and give back. We should give them all some props for being amazing people and giving back to those in need! So, don’t argue about it and be happy for what they are doing! (:

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Posted at 9:22 AM on January 7, 2013  

seriously? where are Taylor Swift and and the other celebs who had done more than half of the so-called most charitable celebrity? do you even know how much they’ve given more? for crying out loud, Taylor Swift wrote a song about a four year old adorable lovable boy! who died ( yes, I cried over the song ) and she donated ALL the money to charity! are you blind?!

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Posted at 5:40 PM on January 6, 2013  

Where are Ian somerhalder and Taylor swift on this list? I mean seriously? you think rihanna and kristen have done more than Ian and Taylor? dear god! I’m surrounded by idiots, idiots!

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Posted at 9:24 AM on January 7, 2013  

tell me about it.. these peoples should be updated then updating others.. seriously.. and I agree with you..

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Posted at 2:11 PM on September 30, 2013  

Ian Somerhalder and Taylor Swift aren’t on the list because this person is trying to promote their blog by BSing. We all know Stewart and Bieber are NOT charitable people out of the goodness of their hearts; we know because of how much they remind people they care about people (Bieber). If someone truly cares and tries to do good, they don’t need recognition for it.

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Posted at 7:46 PM on January 2, 2013  

i agree whit harish
Miley , I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY and JB , you did great too but not as much as miley did.

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Posted at 9:13 PM on January 4, 2013  

leave jb alone

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Posted at 8:29 AM on December 31, 2012  

miley cyrus……..she does this things with no publicity…going to haiti,forcing fans on twitter to donate,adopt pets from animal shelter,making online community….she is the coolest n best role model anyone could ever have if you her as a normal person or a artist instead of calling her wild child & inappropriate….smiler forever

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Posted at 4:24 PM on December 30, 2012  

Justin and Miley do the most from what I’ve seen

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Posted at 12:14 PM on December 29, 2012  

Omg :)

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Posted at 12:05 PM on December 28, 2012  

kstew is a slut!!!

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Posted at 3:16 AM on December 29, 2012  

You are just jealous,

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Posted at 1:15 PM on December 29, 2012  

@ha-jealous hater! have you donated to any charities yourself? I bet not.

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Posted at 9:15 PM on December 27, 2012  

This whole article is guess work. You won’t know who gave the most until after tax season. And somehow looking at some these amounts and remembering what other celebrities give on a regular, a lot of your “top” givers will find themselves further down on that list. The mainstays like Oprah, Bono, Sting, the Jolie Pitts, Branson, bill Gates, etc give much more.

But having said that. It’s really good to see people just give! That’s always a great thing.

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Posted at 6:02 PM on December 27, 2012  

who cares. the fact that they do. says something

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Posted at 10:15 AM on December 28, 2012  

You are right!

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Posted at 5:34 PM on December 27, 2012  

I am a little disappointed in your research here. You mentioned a few (very few) Kristen has given to but you didn’t even mention the money she has donated to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Project or the Sandy Red Cross Relief Project nor all the money she gave to open halfway homes for runaway teenagers and the money she gave to set up an education fund for runaways so they could go back to school. You also forgot to mention the money she has given by by doing the Tom Shoe Company campaign where every pair of shoes that were purchased they gave a free pair to a child. There are so many charities she has given to and asked for her name not to be mentioned which is very unlike those others in HW who give for the publicity and to get a positive image with the fans. I know she has given a lot to the Red Cross for she sat on two of the projects boards and I work for the Red Cross. I know the haters will say she didn’t own the dress she donated well Rob didn’t own the guitars either so he just signed them to get the auction amount up. Why didn’t he give to the Haiti Relief fund he got on the MTV Awards and promoted three years ago? I think they both give but Kristen not only gives time to promote but has given money as well as her time and her personal possessions.

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Posted at 9:18 PM on December 27, 2012  

ya you’re right @Anne

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Posted at 1:18 PM on January 5, 2013  

Harry styles.is so cute and I think he and Taylor swift are good but Taylor don’t you dare make songs about him

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Posted at 10:36 PM on December 27, 2012  

Gee, @Anne. You should be thankful that they didn’t mention her nasty comment about celebrities that give to charities and auction dresses.

She is, as usual, a total hypocrite who slams other celebrities for giving, and then she turns around and does the same thing.

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Posted at 5:12 PM on December 27, 2012  

I think justin is so much to help people in need and I think we should help justin and people in need and I think justin love to help peoplje I. need.

by,jade halsey

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Posted at 4:44 PM on December 27, 2012  

Seriously you forgot Taylor swift i mean i am a twihard but you should not forget the things Taylor swift did IT is probably more than all of them did together

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Posted at 8:45 PM on December 27, 2012  

I totally agree with you.

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Posted at 1:16 PM on January 5, 2013  

no she isn’t she is awesome

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