- Tip: Navigate with your left and right arrow keys1The Issue: Angelina Jolie takes the cake for arguably the hottest humanitarian that is actually making a difference out there. After finishing up her stint as Hollywood's (crazy) girl next door, and finding an insane amount of success, she started taking on humanitarian causes starting with taking on the role of UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. She's donated millions to international causes and has even funded (and founded) organizations such as The National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, which gives free legal aid to asylum seeking children.
She regularly attends World Refugee Day in Washington D.C., has been an invited speaker at the World Economic Forum and has met with members of Congress over 20 times since 2003.
From an interview she did with Forbes: "As much as I would love to never visit Washington, that's the way to move the ball."
The Results: While most women on this list do a lot of donating, lobbying and general rallying for their causes, Jolie not only goes to Washington D.C. on a regular basis, but sets up entire organizations that help solve the problems that she's passionate about, including various ones for children and even pledging $5 Million for a wildlife sanctuary in 2005.
Age: age 39
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor + 3 more
Institution: Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, El Rodeo School, New York University, William O. Schaefer Elementary School, Beverly Hills High School
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