Humanitarians

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Many moguls and entrepreneurs have put themselves in the spotlight for reasons apart from their bread-winning professions. They have earned the title of humanitarian by risking the public’s cynicisms and going the mile to lend a helping hand to those in dire need of help, around the world. Some of them have even taken the step to bid their glamorous careers goodbye and switch gears to spend every waking hour doing their bit to change the world for the impoverished. True humanitarianism shows no boundaries- age, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, nationality, and with these established names doing their bit to reach out, sets an example to the rest of the world. With their untiring dedication and efforts, these famous celebs have helped throw light on critical issues- both domestic and international, inspiring the rest of the world to help spread joy and health. There are tons of charities and initiatives that dig deep into the crucial matters of the poverty-stricken and the resource-deprived, which are either headed by famous celebs or play an important role in it. Stars like Angelina Jolie, Shakira, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett are known for their selfless approach when it comes to humanitarianism. There are humanitarians who also spare no time to help those affected by disasters and natural calamities; one being the famous actor Jackie Chan who has raised millions during cases like these. From initiatives that help prevent HIV to trusts and charities that bring education to the forgotten lands, it is the sole efforts of these humanitarians that help restore complete faith in humanity.
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Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Madam C. J. Walker
19
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919
 2 
Joan Collins
(Actress)
Joan Collins
17
Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
Amitabh Bachchan
32
Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Arnold Palmer
(Golf Player)
Arnold Palmer
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25, 2016
 5 
Terry Fox
(Canadian Athlete and Activist Who Became a National Hero and an Inspirational Figure for His Battle Against Cancer)
Terry Fox
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: June 28, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
87
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26, 2016
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 7 
Avicenna
(Persian polymath the most significant physiciansand writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine.)
Avicenna
10
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037
 8 
Nick Carter
(Musician)
Nick Carter
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Gary Sinise
7
Birthdate: March 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
William Wilberforce
(Abolitionist)
William Wilberforce
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull
Died: July 29, 1833
 11 
Angela Davis
(Political Activist)
Angela Davis
31
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
 12 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964
 13 
Kristin Davis
(Actress)
Kristin Davis
19
Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, U.S
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Julian Lennon
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mary Seacole
(Heroine of the Crimean War)
Mary Seacole
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 14, 1881
 16 
Richard Marx
(Singer-songwriter)
Richard Marx
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jane Russell
(Actress)
Jane Russell
9
Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota
Died: February 28, 2011
 18 
David Mustaine
(American musician)
David Mustaine
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Mesa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Cliff Richard
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lucknow
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Queen Rania of Jordan
(Queen consort of Jordan.)
Queen Rania of Jordan
7
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Al-Waleed bin Talal
(Business magnate)
Al-Waleed bin Talal
21
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Dorothy Day
(American Social Activist, Journalist, and Anarchist)
Dorothy Day
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 1980
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Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
 24 
Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 12, 2008
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Mary McLeod Bethune
(American Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the 'National Council of Negro Women')
Mary McLeod Bethune
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955
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Gloria Allred
(American Feminist Lawyer Known for Taking Controversial and High Profile Cases for Women's Rights)
Gloria Allred
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980
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Abdul Sattar Edhi
(Humanitarian)
Abdul Sattar Edhi
44
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bantva, Gujarat, India
Died: July 8, 2016
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Nicholas Winton
(British Humanitarian and Banker)
Nicholas Winton
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 1, 2015
 30 
Anita Roddick
(Businesswoman)
Anita Roddick
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Littlehampton, England
Died: September 10, 2007
 31 
Chiranjeevi
(Indian Actor Known for His Powerful Dialogue Delivery and Impeccable Acting Skills)
Chiranjeevi
16
Birthdate: August 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mogalthur, Andhra State, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alan Kay
(Computer Scientist)
Alan Kay
36
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
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George Berkeley
(philosopher)
George Berkeley
5
Birthdate: March 12, 1685
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1753
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John Newton
(British Sailor and Anglican Clergyman)
John Newton
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapping, London
Died: December 21, 1807
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Nancy Ajram
(Singer)
Nancy Ajram
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Achrafieh
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Vlade Divac
(Basketball Player)
Vlade Divac
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
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Cindy McCain
(Businesswoman)
Cindy McCain
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Dolley Madison
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1768
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County
Died: July 12, 1849
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Fulton J. Sheen
(Archbishop)
Fulton J. Sheen
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Paso, Illinois
Died: December 9, 1979
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Jim Elliot
(Missionary)
Jim Elliot
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: January 8, 1956
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Thomas S. Monson
6
Birthdate: August 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: January 2, 2018
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Saul Alinsky
(Community Organizer)
Saul Alinsky
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: June 12, 1972
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Edith Cavell
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: October 12, 1915
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Tessa Sanderson
(A six-time Olympian in the javelin from 1976 to 1996)
Tessa Sanderson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Paul Rusesabagina
(Humanitarian)
Paul Rusesabagina
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruanda-Urundi
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Mary Edwards Walker
(Surgeon, Feminist, Activist)
Mary Edwards Walker
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 26, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oswego
Died: February 21, 1919
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Kris Allen
(American singer-songwrite)
Kris Allen
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Arkansas
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Martin Bayfield
0
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
(Albert II, Prince of Monaco's Daughter, Actress)
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, United States
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Barbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)
Barbara Ehrenreich
5
Birthdate: August 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States