Humanitarians

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 2 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Will Smith

Will Smith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 5 Roger Federer

Roger Federer.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 7 Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn.
7
Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: May 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: January 20, 1993

 9 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford.
5
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 10 Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Juan
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 11 Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Honolulu
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manacor, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 Pele

Pele.
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Brazilian footballer
Birthdate: October 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tres Coracoes, Brazil
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Cuba
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26, 2016

 15 Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens.
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Landport
Died: June 9, 1870
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 17 Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Governor of California
Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thal
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 19 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: May 28, 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor.
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Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead
Died: March 23, 2011

 22 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa.
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Famous As: Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje
Died: September 5, 1997

 23 B. R. Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Indian Jurist
Birthdate: April 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dr. Ambedkar Nagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 6, 1956

 24 Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tuskegee
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 25 Pope Francis

Pope Francis.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United StatesPassaic
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 28 Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda.
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Famous As: Indian Monk
Birthdate: January 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: July 4, 1902
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 30 Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: March 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 31 Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 32 Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 33 Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates.
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Famous As: Actress and film director
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Memphis
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 34 Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth, Scotland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 35 Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 36 Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former NFL Star
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Starkville
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford.
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: DeKalb
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 39 Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: musician
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 18, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 40 Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: American-Canadian Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 41 Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 42 Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American writer
Birthdate: November 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States
Died: April 11, 2007

 43 Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 31st U.S. President
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch
Died: October 20, 1964
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 44 Billy Graham

Billy Graham.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: November 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Died: February 21, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 45 Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 46 Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919

 47 Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castleknock, Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 Kate Moss

Kate Moss.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Supermodel
Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Croydon
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 Avicenna

Avicenna.
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Famous As: Persian Plymath
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037

 50 Evita Peron

Evita Peron.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952