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List of famous humanitarians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top humanitarians in the world? This includes the most prominent humanitarians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable humanitarians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic humanitarians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned humanitarians.

List ranges from Angelina Jolie to Paul Newman, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known humanitarians to the lesser known humanitarians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the humanitarian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous humanitarians ever?" and "What are the names of famous humanitarians?" then you're in the right place. (17 items)
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt

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#30 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#27 on The Best Living American Actresses

#42 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#45 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Racing driver, + more

Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars

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#18 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#11 on The Best Actors in Film History

#2 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#63 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States, a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the ...more

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Age: 92

Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Soldier, Entrepreneur

Credits: Journeys with George, Being W, Pursuit of Equality, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference

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#2 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#46 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#54 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#3 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

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Aoi Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Aoi Miyazaki is a Japanese actress. She is best known for roles such as in Nana and Virgin Snow. Her brother Masaru Miyazaki is also an actor, and they starred together in the film Hatsukoi. She married Sosuke Takaoka on June 15, 2007, her partner since she was fifteen. However, they divorced in ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Suginami, Japan

Profession: Actor

Credits: Harmful Insect, Wolf Children, Nana 2, Origin: Spirits of the Past Colorful, + more

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Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Masiela Lusha is an Albanian-American actress, author, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as the Emmy Award-winning ABC series George Lopez and Sony Picture's Blood: The Last Vampire. As an author, Lusha has translated poems and prayers ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

Profession: Film Producer, Author, Actor, Humanitarian

Credits: George Lopez, Clifford's Puppy Days, Blood: The Last Vampire, Kill Katie Malone Time of the Comet, + more

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Emilie Schindler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Emilie Schindler was a Sudetenland-German born woman who, with her husband Oskar Schindler, helped to save the lives of 1,200 to 1,700 Jews during World War II by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, providing them immunity from the Nazis. Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten German ...more

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Age: Died at 94 (1907-2001)

Birthplace: Moravia, Czech Republic

Profession: Humanitarian

Credits: Schindler's List

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Greg Mortenson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Greg Mortenson is an American humanitarian, professional speaker, writer, and former mountaineer. He is a co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit Central Asia Institute and the founder of the educational charity Pennies for Peace. Since 1993, he has been working in Pakistan, and ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Author, Humanitarian

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Graça Machel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel. She is an international advocate for women's and children's rights and in 1997 was made a British dame for her humanitarian ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Gaza Province, Mozambique

Profession: Politician, Humanitarian, Teacher

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