Chance the Rapper; ABC/Randy HolmesUsWeekly gives readers a first look at DoSomething.org’s annual Celebs Gone Good list of 2017, which recognizes the big names who used their fame to create social change, and Chance the Rapper, Rihanna and Beyoncé are among the year’s most generous superstars.
Chance, who comes in at number one on the list, is recognized for co-founding youth empowerment charity SocialWorks Chicago and launching the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund to support and invest in Chicago public school arts programs and raising more than $2 million for Chicago Public Schools.
RiRi makes the list at number four, thanks to her extraordinary effort in raising $840,000 through her annual Diamond Ball event this year.
She’s also highlighted for putting a spotlight on health and education issues in the southeastern African country of Malawi via her Clara Lionel Foundation which helps impoverished communities across the world
Last year, Beyoncé topped the list, but this year she makes it at number five. She launched BeyGOOD Houston to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and she handed out food and supplies to residents in need.
She also paid the college tuition of four female students to celebrate Lemonade’s one-year anniversary.
Nicki Minaj is also paid respect on DoSomething.org’s Celebs Gone Good tally at number eleven for offering to help cash-strapped students with tuition and student loan money.
Other stars making the list include football player-activist Colin Kaepernick at number two, Black-ishactress Yara Shahidi at number eight, The Greatest Showman actress Zendaya at number nine, Jennifer Lopez at 14, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay at 17, celeb couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen together at 18 and Bruno Mars at 20.
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