Angelina Jolie's Most Inspiring Moments

On her 40th birthday, look back at how the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award has helped others over the years


In April 2013, Jolie Pitt honored teen Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai – who was shot in the head by Taliban members in late 2012 – at an event in New York City. "There's a lot we can learn from this little girl," the actress told the crowd at the Women in the World Summit, where she pledged $200,000 to the teen's new fund to educate Pakistani girls. Yousafzai's reply? "[This] is the happiest moment in my life."