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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?"
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton Jr. is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, television/radio talk show host and a trusted White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, has become President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader." In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Brownsville, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson was also the host of Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000. ...more

Age: 76

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Bono


Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes. During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. Outside the band, he has ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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