updated 12/25/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/25/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
Now here’s a gift: 2012 just keeps on getting better for Taylor Swift.
Moving all the way up from last year’s 20th spot, the starlet is recognized for donating $4 million to the Country Hall of Fame museum. She was also the youngest person to receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for her charitable efforts.
Miley Cyrus fell one spot short of Swift, making the list for numerous reasons, including her promotion of Saving Spot! Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to finding dogs from high-kill shelters a home.