Famous Male Social Activists

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

This list has a variety of people, like Floyd Red Crow Westerman and Justin Hayford, in it.

While this isn't a list of all male social activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male social activists?" and "Who are the best male social activists?"
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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997. A Xhosa, Mandela was born to the Thembu royal family in Mvezo, British ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 95 (1918-2013)

Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. Born ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 85

Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States of America

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to his philanthropic agency, Open Society Foundations.Born in Budapest, Soros survived Nazi Germany-occupied Hungary and emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1947. He attended the London School of Economics, graduating with a bachelor's and eventually a master's degree in philosophy. Soros began his business career by taking various jobs at merchant banks in the United Kingdom and then the United States, before starting his first hedge fund, Double Eagle, in 1969. Profits from his first fund ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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Tim Robbins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. He is known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in the prison drama film The Shawshank Redemption (1994). His other roles include starring as Norville Barnes The Hudsucker Proxy, Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham (1988), Jacob Singer in Jacob's Ladder (1990), Griffin Mill in The Player (1992), and Dave Boyle in Mystic River (2003), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also directed the films Bob Roberts (1992) and Dead Man Walking (1995), both of which were well received. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director for Dead Man ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: West Covina, California, United States of America

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