Cause: Helping refugees, disaster victims, orphans. Jolie, 31, began work with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Sierra Leone in 2001, the year she became a goodwill ambassador. She has put her time, influence and millions of dollars into helping people in Sudan, Chad and Thailand.
Impact: She donates one-third of her income to charity, and her three adopted childrenMaddox, Zahara and Paxare examples of her continuing commitment to helping those in need.
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