12 Famous People Who Were in the Peace Corps

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This list contains information about celebrities who were in the Peace Corps, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government, and it generally works to improve social and economic development around the world. Several famous actors, politicians, and authors have been members of the Peace Corps.

Who is the most famous person who was in the Peace Corps. Chris Matthews tops our list. He was a Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Swaziland from 1968-70. When he returned from serving in the Peace Corps, Matthews got into politics working as an aide for U.S. Senator Frank Moss. He first hosted his own talk show in 1994. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland from 1983-85.

Several famous women also served in the Peace Corps. Professional wrestler Chyna served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica from 1993-95. Politician Donna Shalala served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1962-64. Author Mildred D. Taylor served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia from 1965-67.

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