Top 10 Most Influential Male Celebrities

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These top 10 male celebrities were not only chosen for their professional achievements, but also for active participation in humanitarian work and generous contribution to the society.

 

1. Paul Newman

 

Late actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. His most famous accomplishment was founding the “Newman’s Own”, a line of food products. The brand products included; salad dressing, pasta sauce, lemonade, popcorn, salsa, and wine, among other things. From the start Newman has established a policy that all proceeds, after taxes, would be donated to charity. In 2006, the franchise has donated in an amount of 250 million dollars to charities. His son’s accidental death from drug overdose, has led Newman to start a “Scott Newman Center “for drug abuse prevention in memory of his late son-Scott. Among his other charity related achievements is his active participation and co-sponsoring the PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, designed to recognize and protect the First Amendment. Newman not only donated money for the good cause, he also dedicated his life to making this world a better one.

 

2. Mel Gibson

Actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Although Gibson’s modesty prevented him from openly disclosing his active charity contributions. It was recently reported that his involvement and generous donations for charity such as “Healing the Children” provided lifesaving medical treatment to needy children worldwide. It is estimated that his personal contributions towards supporting of the art, building houses in the remote and often flooded areas in Mexico, medical foundations in Fiji and donations to the Holy Family church, which he belongs to be $9,899,654 US. This Good Samaritan is not only passionate about his film creations, but also about returning the goodness given him to others in need.

 

3. Brad Pitt

Actor and film producer. He has topped “World Sexiest Man”, won the heart of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood- Angelina Jolie, and adopted 3 children from different parts of the world. However his greatest project with Jolie is donation 8,400,000. His active work for Jolie-Pitt charity included; New Orleans reconstruction, refugee aid, cross-cultural understanding and education of the public about ongoing world issues. He publically stated that his Romantic involvement with Jolie has made him a better man, who is trying to build a better world for his 6 children. The sexiest man alive, turned out to be a caring and generous one too.

 

4. Lance Armstrong

He is an American professional road racing cyclist. This courageous testicular cancer survivor is a devoted father to his four children. His love life became a hot topic of media tabloid after romancing Sheryl Crow and Kate Hudson. His life altering experience from battle with cancer has opened his eyes on how little it is known and researched about this mysterious disease. In efforts to raise the awareness and educate the public Armstrong donated 5 million dollars towards the cancer research. This gifted athlete has proven that anything is possible, when there is a will, there is a way.

 

5. Bono

Bono whose real name is Paul David Hewson is an Irish singer and musician, best known for being the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2. When it comes to his active work for charities, Bono knows no limitations wither it is fighting hunger; poverty and social injustice. He is on a known to be in direct contact with world leaders and policy makers in his efforts to make the world a better place. Bono is the leading man in the fight against poverty, and has helped to create the ONE Campaign, DATA, (RED) and EDUN, a clothing company which is striving to stimulate trade with poverty stricken countries. Although the exact amount of his donations to charities remains unknown, his active campaigning and involvement with charitable work received 3 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2007 Bono became a knight.

 

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