Humanitarians

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

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.
Vote for Your Favourite Humanitarians
 1 
Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Madam C. J. Walker
32
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919
 2 
Amitabh Bachchan
37
Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Arnold Palmer
(Golf Player)
Arnold Palmer
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25, 2016
 4 
Terry Fox
(Canadian Athlete and Activist Who Became a National Hero and an Inspirational Figure for His Battle Against Cancer)
Terry Fox
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: June 28, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Avicenna
(Persian polymath the most significant physiciansand writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine.)
Avicenna
13
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037
 6 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
103
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26, 2016
Recommended Lists:
 7 
Nick Carter
(Musician)
Nick Carter
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Gary Sinise
9
Birthdate: March 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
William Wilberforce
(Abolitionist)
William Wilberforce
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull
Died: July 29, 1833
 10 
Angela Davis
(Political Activist)
Angela Davis
36
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
 11 
Kristin Davis
(Actress)
Kristin Davis
19
Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, U.S
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964
 13 
Julian Lennon
(English Musician and Son of the 'Beatles' Member John Lennon)
Julian Lennon
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
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
 15 
Richard Marx
(Singer-songwriter)
Richard Marx
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Queen Rania of Jordan
(Queen consort of Jordan.)
Queen Rania of Jordan
8
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Recommended Lists:
 17 
David Mustaine
(American musician)
David Mustaine
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Mesa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
41
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
 19 
Dorothy Day
(American Social Activist, Journalist, and Anarchist)
Dorothy Day
3
Birthdate: November 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 1980
 20 
Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 12, 2008
 21 
Gloria Allred
(American Feminist Lawyer Known for Taking Controversial and High Profile Cases for Women's Rights)
Gloria Allred
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 22 
Mary McLeod Bethune
(American Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the 'National Council of Negro Women')
Mary McLeod Bethune
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980
 24 
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
 25 
Abdul Sattar Edhi
(Humanitarian)
Abdul Sattar Edhi
50
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bantva, Gujarat, India
Died: July 8, 2016
 26 
Alan Kay
(Computer Scientist)
Alan Kay
36
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
 27 
Vlade Divac
(Serbian Former Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Vlade Divac
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 28 
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)
 29 
Nancy Ajram
(Singer)
Nancy Ajram
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Achrafieh
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Al-Waleed bin Talal
(Business magnate)
Al-Waleed bin Talal
27
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 31 
George Berkeley
(philosopher)
George Berkeley
6
Birthdate: March 12, 1685
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1753
 32 
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
 33 
Dolley Madison
(Wife of James Madison, the Fourth President of the United States)
Dolley Madison
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1768
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County
Died: July 12, 1849
 34 
Cindy McCain
(Businesswoman)
Cindy McCain
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 35 
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
 36 
Jim Elliot
(Missionary)
Jim Elliot
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: January 8, 1956
 37 
Edith Cavell
(British Nurse Who Saved the Lives of Soldiers from Both Sides During the First World War)
Edith Cavell
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: October 12, 1915
 38 
Saul Alinsky
(Community Organizer)
Saul Alinsky
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: June 12, 1972
 39 
Barbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)
Barbara Ehrenreich
5
Birthdate: August 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States
 40 
Mary Edwards Walker
(Surgeon, Feminist, Activist)
Mary Edwards Walker
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 26, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oswego
Died: February 21, 1919
 41 
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)
 42 
Paul Farmer
(American Medical Anthropologist)
Paul Farmer
1
Birthdate: October 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts
Died: February 21, 2022
 43 
Eddie Cantor
(comedian)
Eddie Cantor
1
Birthdate: January 31, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 10, 1964
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 44 
Martin Bayfield
1
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 45 
Jil Sander
(German Minimalist Fashion Designer and the Founder of the 'Jil Sander Fashion House')
Jil Sander
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wesselburen, Germany
 46 
James Oglethorpe
(Founder of the colony of Georgia)
James Oglethorpe
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: June 30, 1785
Recommended Lists:
 47 
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
 48 
Marie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)
Marie Stopes
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: October 2, 1958
 49 
Albert Namatjira
5
Birthdate: July 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: August 8, 1959
 50 
Victor Chang
(Surgeon)
Victor Chang
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: July 4, 1991