22. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s charitable efforts are no secret. Everyone who lives outside a swamp knows that three of her children were adopted from orphanages in developing countries, namely Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia. For several consecutive years she was cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media outlets and magazines, referring, of course, to her physical beauty, but the acclaimed actress is also beautiful on the inside. How she got into the world of charity is interesting; what first alerted the actress to the humanitarian crisis was filming her memorable performance of Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) In Cambodia.
Following this life-changing trip, the actress became the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and under this title she traveled multiple times to war-ridden countries. In 2014 she marked an important trip to Lebanon, shown in the photo. Jolie isn’t our personal cup of tea, so if you’re wondering why she’s not first on this list – that’s the reason – but you can’t take away her impressive contribution to the cause she’s fighting for, and her overall contribution in her battle to make the world a better place.