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Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble 

Rebecca High
Updated June 24, 2020 57.7k votes 7.7k voters 19.5k views 83 items

Humble: to have or show a low estimate of one's own importance. Humility is a rare virtue, particularly in a social media-saturated world where narcissism reigns, and it's often associated with trustworthiness or being "down-to-earth." An icon who by definition is always in the spotlight, isn’t the typical poster child for someone with an unassuming demeanor. As Kendrick Lamar ironically raps to his competition: “Sit down, be humble” …in theory so that Kendrick can then have the stage to himself. That’s how NOT to be humble.

There are, however, some notable celebs who are not only exceedingly famous (and often wealthy), but who also tend to shy away from the spotlight and live simply while generously working behind-the-scenes for philanthropic and social justice causes. From movie stars to former presidents to musicians, 

Is anyone missing from the list who should receive a shoutout for thankless heroism? Or have you observed one of these celebrities boast once too often to be considered humble? Vote and re-rank this list!

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Age: 62

Birthplace: Concord, California, United States of America

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars ...more

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Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, NY. At age 12, she won the 11th season of the NBC competition show America's Got Talent, singing her ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, ...more

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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
chalterman11 added Age: 78

Birthplace: Mirfield, United Kingdom

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 35

Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA

Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. She began her acting career by starring in stage productions while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. ...more

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Nayun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Daisy Yoo added Age: Age 21

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Kim Na-yun (born July 31, 1998) is a South Korean singer and a member of the girl group Momoland.

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Ahin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Daisy Yoo added Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Wonju, South Korea

Lee Ah-in (born September 27, 1999) is a South Korean singer and a member of the girl group Momoland.

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Taeha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Daisy Yoo added Age: Age 21

Birthplace: Jeonju-si, South Korea

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Laura Bretan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Geanina Ela added Laura Bretan Age: 18

Birthplace: Chicago

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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 50

Birthplace: Shoreham, United Kingdom

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Kim Novak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 86

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 58

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
GracefullDonkey added Age: 34

Birthplace: Belleville, Canada

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Yoona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Age: 55

Birthplace: Beijing, China

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 81

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 36

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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Age: 34

Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 53

Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

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Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
edward.zuniga added Age: 31

Birthplace: Summerlin, Nevada, United States of America

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
NextPres2 added Age: 34

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
chalterman11 added Age: 45

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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