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List of famous male humanitarians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male humanitarians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being humanitarians. There are thousand of males working as humanitarians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic humanitarians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a humanitarian then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Paul Newman and Chath Piersath.

While this isn't a list of all male humanitarians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male humanitarians?" and "Who are the best male humanitarians?"
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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 Color of Money and eight other nominations, six Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing. Newman married actress Joanne Woodward in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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#2 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#19 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#40 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

#27 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 oldest living former President and Vice President. He is also the last living former President who is a veteran of World War II. Bush is often referred to as "George H. W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", or "George Bush Sr." to distinguish him from his son, former President George W. Bush. Prior to his son's presidency, he was known simply as George Bush or President Bush. Bush was born in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 93

Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#16 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#64 on Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

#12 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#99 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Greg Mortenson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 later in Afghanistan and Tajikistan to promote education, and build schools, especially for girls. The dedication of both Mortenson and CAI's to improving the lives of thousands of girls has been documented by respected philanthropists beginning as early as 2001. Mortenson is the co-author of The New York Times Bestsellers, Three Cups of Tea, which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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Chath Piersath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Humanitarians
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Chath Piersath, born in Kop Nymit, Svay Sisophon District, in Battambang Province is a noted Cambodian American poet, painter and humanitarian. He creates both large and small portraits of people from his memory, often representing the social and economic disparity among Cambodians. Chath pierSath crossed the Thai-Cambodian border in 1979 at the end of the Khmer Rouge with members of his family to Aranyaprathet Refugee Camp. With the aid of his aunt, he, his older brother and sister emigrated to the United States in 1981, and lived first in Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from World College West/New College of California, majoring in international service and development. Much of his poetry ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Cambodia

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