Celebrities have all of the money in the world, but they don't always spend it on themselves. Many of today's celebs give back to charities, to their communities and to people who are affected by major natural disasters. In fact, many celebrities have started foundations, organizations and charities of their own.
DoSomething.org compiled its "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good" list, which includes today's most popular pop stars, actors and professional athletes. Most of the celebrities on its list, including major pop star Taylor Swift, British boy band One Direction and NBA player Kevin Durant, are under the age of 30. The members of One Direction, who occupy the number two spot on that list, are all under the age of 25.
Charities: 26 (including The GRAMMY Foundation, Save the Music Foundation and UNICEF)
Causes: 28 (including bullying, homelessness and human rights)
In 2014: Superstar Swift, when not winning awards, hanging out with her other celebrity best friends or gracing the cover of nearly every magazine in the world, donated $50,000 to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in August and promoted literacy and bullying prevention with children's book publisher Scholastic in October.
Charities: six (including Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Greenpeace)
Causes: 18 (including education, the environment and poverty)
In 2014: The "Fab Five" (Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles) encouraged their diehard Directioners (One Direction fans) to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer in October and they did — a whopping £501,300 ($781,050). One lucky fan who donated won a competition to meet the band backstage after one of their concerts.
Charities: 27 (including Candie's Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back and MusiCares)
Causes: 23 (including abuse, creative arts and women)
In 2014: "Queen Bey" is killing it with everything she does, is conquering the world and is a proud and doting mother to daughter Blue Ivy. In July, she donated to Knowles Temenos Place Apartments, a $7 million housing project that she is a part of in collaboration with St. John's United Methodist Church in her hometown of Houston. The project has been housing 43 previously-homeless men and women since 2009.
Charities: 10 (Macklemore, including ONE Campaign) and seven (Lewis, including Free The Children)
Causes: 12 (Macklemore, including civil rights) and eight (Lewis, including unemployment/career support)
In 2014: The hip-hop rapper and producer duo dedicate their time to the 30/30 Project, founded by Lewis in honor of his mother, who contracted HIV from a blood transfusion. The project provides health care to poverty-stricken areas all around the world.
Charities: five (including the Red Cross, Partners in Health and Tuesday's Children)
Causes: nine (including disaster relief, family/parent support and human rights)
In 2014: In November, the Oscar-winning actress designed a golden bear statue as a part of The Paddington Bear Trail, a project by VisitLondon.com and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Bullock's astronaut bear, inspired by her film "Gravity," was one of many celebrity-designed bear statues that will be auctioned online this month and in January to help raise money for multiple charities, including Action Medical Research.
Charities: 10 (including Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Peace Over Violence and Step Up)
Causes: 20 (including hunger, poverty and slavery and human trafficking)
In 2014: The "Scandal" star and Emmy-nominated actress became the national ambassador for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse in September, a program that will help combat domestic violence. Washington designed a limited-edition purple purse and purple charms were given out to participants.
Charities: six (including the Alzheimer's Association, Teen Cancer America and Best Friends Animal Society)
Causes: 12 (including animals, civil rights and conservation)
In 2014: In August, the "Vampire Diaries" heartthrob and animal lover joined Animals Asia and other celebrities in campaigning against bear bile farming in Asia as part of BearInTheWoods.org.
Charities: 21 (including DoSomething.org, Dogs in Danger and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation)
Causes: 20 (including bullying, creative arts and poverty)
In 2014: The "American Idol" and radio show host, who is chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and honorary chairman of the GRAMMY Foundation, helped raise funds for industry colleagues and friends with the Motion Picture and Television Fund in August.
Charities: 20 (including C.A.T.S. Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back and United Way)
Causes: 23 (including abuse, children and water)
In 2014: The country songstress, who founded the C.A.T.S. Foundation to give back to her community, joined many other celebrities in donating her shoes in October to the Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction, which supports children living on landfill sites.
Charities: five (including DoSomething.org, Screen Actors Guild Foundation and World Food Programme)
Causes: six (including bullying, philanthropy and water)
In 2014: The Oscar-winning actress, along with the rest of the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," gave one lucky fan a chance to be an extra in the blockbuster movie through global charity auction site Charitybuzz. The proceeds benefitted the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, which provides grants for cancer research and helps improve the lives of adolescent and young adult cancer patients.
Charities: 26 (including Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Raising Malawi and UNICEF)
Causes: 20 (including foster children, education and human rights)
In 2014: In September, the Grammy-winning musician launched the We Are Here movement, which helps various causes, including equality, education, prison reform, universal health care and poverty.
Charities: 40 (including City of Hope, the GRAMMY Foundation and St. Jude's Children Research Hospital)
Causes: 29 (including at risk/disadvantaged youths, homelesssness and women)
In 2014: In April, the "Bangerz" pop star was a guest curator for Art for Freedom, a project led by legendary singer Madonna in partnership with VICE Media to protest persecution and discrimination around the world.
Charities: 12 (including DonateMyDress.org, Save the Music Foundation and STOMP Out Bullying)
Causes: 17 (including education, grief support and human rights)
In 2014: Cyrus' fellow Disney alum and pop star invited double-amputee Spencer West to speak on her Demi World Tour in September. West, who is a motivational speaker for Me to We, had joined Lovato on a volunteer trip to East Africa on her 21st birthday last year.
Charities: two (Aid Still Required and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation)
Causes: four (including at risk/disadvantaged youths and sports)
In 2014: The Oklahoma City Thunder small forward, whose own foundation provides educational, social and athletic programs to at-risk youths, launched the STRONG & KIND movement this past summer. The movement, in collaboration with KIND Healthy Snacks, raised money for special programs for the homeless and youths in foster care.
Charities: 17 (including Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Food Bank for New York City and Make-a-Wish Foundation)
Causes: 21 (including orphans, bullying and literacy)
In 2014: The Canadian pop star joined basically every person on the planet, including fellow pop star Justin Timberlake and old flame Selena Gomez, by doing the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association this year.
Charities: 54 (including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the GRAMMY Foundation and Race to Erase MS)
Causes: 33 (including creative arts, mental challenges and substance abuse)
In 2014: The British piano man and philanthropist, who founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation, designed a special Build-a-Bear in October to benefit Operation Bobbi Bear, which helps with the health and well-being of sexually abused and victimized children in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa.
Charities: 29 (including the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, ONE Campaign and Reporters Without Borders)
Causes: 25 (including disaster relief, human rights and refugees)
In 2014: The Oscar-winning actress and co-founder of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation with husband Brad Pitt, is well-known for her charitable works. She teamed up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for which she is a special envoy, in a global campaign in November to end the legal issue of statelessness around the world.
Charities: 39 (including the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, Human Rights Watch and U.N. Millennium Project)
Causes: 29 (including autism, fair trade and weapons reduction)
In 2014: The Oscar-winning producer, actor and Jolie's better half is the founder of the organization Make It Right. With Make It Right, which builds houses in the wake of natural disasters, Pitt is planning on building new houses for the Sioux and Assiniboine American Indian tribes of Fort Peck this year. The houses will be sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Charities: 36 [including (RED), Amnesty International and Make Poverty History]
Causes: 27 (including children, peace and water)
In 2014: U2 frontman Bono, along with the rest of U2, Kanye West, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen, performed a surprise concert in Times Square earlier this month to benefit (RED), which Bono co-founded and which helps fight AIDS around the world.
Charities: 22 (including Oprah's Angel Network, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial)
Causes: 24 (including orphans, literacy and women)
In 2014: The mega star and charitable former talk show host has not one but multiple charities that she has founded, including the Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation. Winfrey joined the rest of the world and participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge this past summer in support of the ALS Association.
Charities: 44 (including Artists Against Racism, Habitat for Humanity and Stand Up to Cancer)
Causes: 30 (including bullying, depression and suicide and physical challenges)
In 2014: The popular talk show host led a global push back in May to end cruel experiments that were planned on dogs in Taiwan. The Taiwanese government planned on infecting unvaccinated beagle puppies with rabies.
Charities: six (including the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Kids Wish Network and the Muhammad Ali Center)
Causes: 13 (including Parkinson's disease, autism and human rights)
In 2014: The actor, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, became the first WebMD Health Hero Hall of Fame winner last month for the tremendous work he has accomplished through his foundation in finding a cure for the disease.
Charities: 35 (including CITYarts, Hearts of Gold and Oxfam)
Causes: 31 (including animals, orphans and senior citizen support)
In 2014: The Oscar-winning actress, along with actress Daryl Hannah and Robert Kennedy Jr., wrote an open letter in November to British citizens warning them of the dangers of growing GM crops. The letter was published in the Times newspaper in London and was promoted through a digital billboard in London's Waterloo subway station.
Charities: 34 (including Everyone Matters, ONE Campaign and World Food Programme)
Causes: 25 (including disaster relief, education and human rights)
In 2014: The Oscar-winning actor and producer, along with John Pendergast of the ENOUGH Project, co-authored an op-ed article for VICE News in June calling on the United States to care about Sudan, which has experienced situations with terrorism, famine, human rights and peace in recent years.
Charities: 40 (including Great Ormond Street Hospital, MusiCares and Prince's Trust)
Causes: 31 (including disaster relief, hunger and unemployment/career support)
In 2014: The former Beatle and music icon, who is a vegetarian, plans on sending PETA to the moon through digital time capsules that are going to be sent to the moon by British scientists in 2025. In his "memory box" for the moon, McCartney will include "Glass Walls," a groundbreaking documentary by PETA that he narrated about the meat industry.
Charities: 17 (including Best Friends Animal Society, Farm Aid and Peace Alliance)
Causes: 20 (including addiction, diabetes and substance abuse)
In 2014: Last month, the legendary country singer donated a signed acoustic guitar to Reverb, a program that provides greening music tours and conducts grass-roots outreach and education to people from all over the world.
Charities: 16 (including Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, homelessness and poverty)
Causes: 21 (including children, education and veteran/service member support)
In 2014: Like his fellow Grammy-winner Willie Nelson, Australian country star Urban is both creative and charitable. Last month, Urban designed a special holiday ornament that is on sale right now through St Jude's online gift shop. All of the profits will benefit St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.
Charities: 30 (including American Humane Association, Comic Relief and New York Cares)
Causes: 24 (including family/parent support, homelessness and refugees)
In 2014: The EGOT-winning actress and comedian joined fellow comedians Bob Saget and George Lopez by participating in Cool Comedy — Hot Cuisine this month at legendary New York City comedy club Caroline's. The gala helped raise money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF), which helps find improved therapies and a cure for people living with scleroderma.
Charities: 28 (including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, National Space Society and ONE Campaign)
Causes: 27 (including at-risk/disadvantaged youths, hunger and literacy)
In 2014: In October, the double-Oscar winner donated his Remington Rand vintage typewriter to an online sweepstakes hosted by online marketplace IfOnly. The proceeds benefitted Lifeline Energy, an organization that provides education and information access to communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Hanks has been serving as the American ambassador of Lifeline Energy since 2003.
Charities: 37 (including Eva Longoria Foundation, Eva's Heroes and Padres Contra el Cancer)
Causes: 31 (including marrow and organ donation, women and voter education)
In 2014: The "Desperate Housewives" actress, who is the founder of both the Eva Longoria Foundation and Eva's Heroes, hosted a fundraising event in Las Vegas in November for Padres Contra el Cancer (PADRES). The organization, for which Longoria is a national spokeswoman, improves the lives of children with cancer and their families.
Charities: 32 (including H20 Africa, Water.org and Not On Our Watch)
Causes: 27 (including water, human rights and missing children)
In 2014: The actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter is the founder of H20 Africa and one of the founders of Water.org and Not On Our Watch, the latter of which he founded with friends Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub. Last month, Damon, along with Ben Affleck, Will Ferrell, Bono and other celebrities, appeared in a video made by the ONE Campaign to promote the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
Charities: 29 (including Raising Malawi, Children of Peace and Sentebale)
Causes: 26 (including poverty, slavery and human trafficking and women)
In 2014: The "Queen of Pop," who founded Raising Malawi and is a patron of Children of Peace, donated to three community groups in her hometown of Detroit in July. The superstar donated to the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym, the Detroit Achievement Academy and the Empowerment Plan.
Charities: 13 (including American Humane Association, Farm Sanctuary and PAWS/LA)
Causes: 16 (including animals, civil rights and senior citizen support)
In 2014: The lovable actress, animal lover and honorary president of the Morris Animal Foundation, participated in the Everyone Matters campaign "I Am!" in February, in which participants from all over the world uploaded selfies on social media to show how proud they are of their personality traits and their identities. White was joined by other celebrities, including Hugh Jackman, Natalie Portman and Christina Aguilera.
Charities: 32 (including Children's Defense Fund, March Of Dimes and Revlon Run/Walk for Women)
Causes: 33 (including children, education and missing children)
In 2014: The screen siren and founder of the Honest Company donated a yoga session and a year's supply of Zico's Coconut Water as part of an online auction in August to raise money for Communities in Schools and DonorsChoose.org with the CAA Foundation.
Charities: 19 (including Plan!t Now, Mississippi Animal Rescue League and Oceana)
Causes: 19 (including adoption, creative arts and human rights)
In 2014: The Oscar-winning actor with the powerful voice and founder of Plan!t Now starred in a movie called "Wish Wizard," which was made in connection with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The movie gave four lucky kids the movie-making experience of a lifetime with one of the kids, Matthew, acting as the director of the movie. Yes, he got to direct Morgan Freeman!
Charities: 10 (including the Gary Sinise Foundation, H.O.M.E. and Wounded Warrior Project)
Causes: 11 (including animals, human rights and physical challenges)
In 2014: The actor, who founded the Gary Sinise Foundation, announced in August that he will team up with the Carrington Companies to provide donations and support to his foundation's R.I.S.E. program. The partnership will help build Smart Homes for America's wounded service members and their families.
Charities: 16 (including Stand Up to Cancer, Locks of Love and the Heart Truth)
Causes: 17 (including orphans, education and rape/sexual abuse)
In 2014: The award-winning journalist and talk show host, who co-founded Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), personally reached out to viewers through phone, Facebook, Instagram and other social media networks during the star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telecast in September. Along with Couric, many celebrities appeared and helped promote cancer research, including Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller and Ariana Grande.