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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 ...more

Age: 74

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 ...more

Age: 62

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 ...more

Age: 75

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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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 ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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