Top Famous Vegans You Should Know About

We all have heroes and people we look up to. It could be your parents or a very strong, independent aunt you have. Alternatively, it could be that author that made you feel like you weren’t alone in this world. I, too, had many. heroes in my life From my family, to philosophers like Plato and businessmen like Steve Jobs. Whoever that was, chances are they could have been vegan.

Vegan stories: why I stopped eating animals

Although this term is relatively recent, the choice to give up animal products can be traced back 2,000 years. According to The Vegan Society, in “500 BCE, Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras promoted benevolence among all species and followed what could be described as a vegetarian diet. Around the same time, Siddhārtha Gautama (better known as the Buddha) was discussing vegetarian diets with his followers.”

There are many celebrities famous for this lifestyle. There are also many famous people we all associate (and rightly so) to their work and who we had no idea were vegan. Here is a list of some of them.

Pythagoras, Greek philosopher

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Plato, Classical Greece philosopher

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Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha

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Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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Thomas Edison, world-famous inventor

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Leonardo da Vinci, Mathematician

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Nikola Tesla, world-famous inventor

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Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist

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Albert Einstein, Theoretical physicist

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Franz Kafka, Novelist

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Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter

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Paul McCartney, English singer

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Al Gore, politician and environmentalist

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Steve Jobs, co-founded Apple Computers

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Ellen DeGeneres, comedian

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Johnny Depp, actor

Brad Pitt, actor

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Moby, musician

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Cameron Diaz, actor

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Alanis Morissette, singer-songwriter

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Emily Deschanel, actor

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Natalie Portman, actor

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Ryan Gosling, actor

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Miley Cyrus, singer-songwriter

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Kate and Rooney Mara, actors

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Love,

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