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List of famous social activists, with photos, bios, and other information.  Who are the top social activists in the world? This includes the most prominent social activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable social activists is ordered by their level of prominence,, and you can sort the info by column.

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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El ...more
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more
Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of ...more
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights ...more
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two ...more
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor and film director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential ...more
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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 ...more
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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, ...more
Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is an American television, film and theatre actress. Berkley's most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as the brainy Jessie Spano, and the ...more
Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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. ...more
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Joaquin Phoenix, known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is a Puerto Rican-born American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, ...more
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more
Bono is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
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 ...more
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her ...more
Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Margaret Moran Cho is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and ...more
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more
Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead ...more
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom ...more
Marlo Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas is an American actress, producer, and social activist known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her award-winning feminist children's franchise, Free ...more
Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, author, politician and activist. Aiken was the 2014 Democratic nominee in the North ...more
Tim Robbins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Timothy Francis "Tim" Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is known for his roles as Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Jacob Singer in ...more
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress. Lauper has sold over 50 million albums and 20 million singles. She has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New ...more
Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Social Activists
Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" ...more