You can follow all sorts of celebrities on Facebook, and, of course, your friends. Even companies and other organizations. But here are seven individuals that you can follow on Facebook that it may never have occurred to you to follow, or that they would even be on Facebook.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (pronounced “med-ved-yev”) has been in the news a lot lately. Born in 1965, Medvedev assumed the position of Prime Minister of Russia in 2012. His Facebook page is in Russian, but there is a translation link under every post.
Follow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Facebook
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
First, we have to say that Arun Gandhi is one of the most gracious and inspiring people we have ever interviewed. Arun Gandhi gave us this interview for our Monday Night Radio program, in which he described how he is carrying on his grandfather’s work. Mr. Gandhi is involved in several charities, including his Gandhi for Children organization, which is working to fight child trafficking, forced child labor, and child hunger.
Follow Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, on Facebook
Sir Harold Evans
Sir Harold Evans is a pioneer in investigative journalism. Having served for fourteen years as the editor of the British publication, the Sunday Times, he later moved to the United States, where he steered first the Atlantic Monthly and then U.S. News and World Report. But he is equally known for his award-winning books The American Century, and the more recent They Made America. Sir Harold is also known for, among other things, his expose on Thalidomide, and his opening up the story about how Bill Gates scooped Gary Kildall.
Follow Sir Harold Evans on Facebook
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Before becoming Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel was a physical chemist and research scientist. She became Chancellor of Germany in 2005, following her becoming head of the Christian Democratic Union in 2000. She was appointed President of the European Council in 2007, and was the second woman in history to chair the G8.
Follow German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Facebook
Elected as Pope in March of 2013, Pope Francis, also known as Pope Franciscus, and Pope Francesco, in Latin and Italian respectively, was born Jorge Bergoglio, in 1936, in Buenos Aires. Positions that Pope Francis held before becoming a member of the clergy include working as a chemical technician, and as a nightclub bouncer. It’s no wonder that he is seen as an approachable pope of the people.
Follow Pope Francis on Facebook [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead]
Nichelle Nichols – Star Trek’s Uhura
Of course, most people know actress Nichelle Nichols as Star Trek’s Uhura, but this celebrated actress is also a singer, dancer, and ground-breaker. Praised by Martin Luther King Jr. for her unprecedented work as an African American actress, the 81-year-old Nichols continues to work, provide interviews, and post to Facebook.
Follow Nichelle Nichols on Facebook
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean’s work came to public attention in the movie “Deadman Walking”, in which Susan Sarandon played Sister Helen. Her deathrow ministry has involved a tireless campaign against the death penalty. Born in 1939 in Baton Rouge, Sister Helen joined her order in at the age of 18.
Follow Sister Helen Prejean on Facebook
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