Definitely better ways, primarily being warm and non-threatening, and by becoming known for a positive contribution to the world as a whole.
Fame seems to amplify feelings about people, but does not necessarily improve them. It's sort of like YouTube videos with higher amounts of views - they tend to get more dislikes, too. And also people arguing in the comments.
The only way I really see fame pleasing the 2w3 part of me would be that I could have enough influence to be able to make a difference in humanitarian efforts. But if that's my goal, I might as well just go directly into a humanitarian career.
Of course others' mileages may vary.