December 27, 2011 01:15:20 GMT
Also making it to the top 5 on DoSomething.org's annual list of charitable celebrities are Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and power couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Teen-focused volunteer organization DoSomething.org has compiled its fourth annual "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good" list, and Lady GaGa once again came out on top. The "Born This Way" hitmaker was chosen as the star who uses her celebrity to do the most good for the second consecutive year, and this time, it was her fight against bullying that put her on the spotlight.
Hot on her heels was pop sensation Justin Bieber. Making a leap from #10 to #2, the "Mistletoe" singer earned his spot thanks to his prolific work with Pencils of Promise, an organization that builds schools in Laos and Guatemala. He's also raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada among many others.
Rounding up the top 5 were "The Descendants" actor George Clooney, celebrity couple Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, and "J. Edgar" star Leonardo DiCaprio in respective order. Estranged couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore also found themselves in the list, placing at #12 behind Demi Lovato and Shakira.
"There are some interesting trends from this year's list. It's dominated by young celebrities and we also see so many couples," Aria Finger, COO of DoSomething.org, said in the press release. "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."
DoSomething.org explained that popularity, influence, and impact are the three elements used in determining the rankings of the celebrities. The first two were calculated using each celebrity's number of Twitter followers and Facebook likes, as well as their IMDB Pro Scores, Billboard Social 50 ranking, and number of ChaCha inquiries. Sophia Bush was dubbed the first "Fan Favorite" by Facebook fans.
Top 20 List of 'Celebs Gone Good' 2011: