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List of famous humanitarians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top humanitarians in the world? This includes the most prominent humanitarians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable humanitarians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic humanitarians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned humanitarians.

List ranges from Angelina Jolie to Paul Newman, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known humanitarians to the lesser known humanitarians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the humanitarian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous humanitarians ever?" and "What are the names of famous humanitarians?" then you're in the right place. (17 items)
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out. Her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2, followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers. She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace and Gia, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted. Jolie's starring role as the ...more on Wikipedia

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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

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Aoi Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Humanitarians
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Aoi Miyazaki is a Japanese actress. She is best known for roles such as in Nana and Virgin Snow. Her brother Masaru Miyazaki is also an actor, and they starred together in the film Hatsukoi. She married Sosuke Takaoka on June 15, 2007, her partner since she was fifteen. However, they divorced in December 2011. She is considered one of Japan's most beautiful women. ...more on Wikipedia

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