Angelina Jolie is not just another beautiful face in Hollywood, though she is beautiful. She is also a humanitarian, not only because she has adopted children from all over the world, but also for the in country work she has done, and the foundation she has established. The Jolie-Pit Foundation has donated millions of dollars to causes around the world, including Haiti and Ethiopia. The foundation has also donated funds to Doctors Without Borders, an organization providing aid to roughly 60 countries. Besides charitable contributions, Jolie, “has been on field missions around the world and met with refugees and internally displaced persons in more than 20 countries, including Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Cambodia, Pakistan, Thailand, Ecuador, Kosovo, Kenya, Namibia, Sri Lanka, North Caucasus, Jordan, Egypt, New Delhi, Costa Rica, Chad, Syria, and Iraq, to name a few, and most recently visited earthquake victims in Haiti on her latest trip to help survivors of conflict and natural disaster”. According to this article by Marie Claire, Jolie become interested in humanitarian work after visiting Thailand where she was filming a movie, and then shortly after was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, this was in 2002.
Angelina is definitely someone we can look to for her amazing humanitarian, and philanthropic work, regardless of her personal life, we should honor her for that.