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A philanthropist is someone who devotes her or his time, money, or effort towards helping others. The label is most often applied to someone who gives large amounts to charity. See also philanthropy.
A philanthropist does not always find universal approval for her or his deeds. Common accusations include supporting the wrong cause (such as funding art instead of fighting world hunger or having selfish motivation at heart (such as avoiding taxes).
Philanthropists are sometimes wealthy people who seek to promote the good of others by directing funds to particular people, organizations or causes.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
- Philanthropists from the United States (1 C, 136 P)
Pages in category "Philanthropists"
The following 138 pages are in this category, out of 138 total.
- Jack Ma
- Nelson Mandela
- Thomas Mann
- Paul Marciano
- Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania
- Gladys Olebile Masire
- Tadeusz Mazowiecki
- Roger McNamee
- Hans Merensky
- James A. Michener
- J. Irwin Miller
- Barbara Mogae
- Precious Motsepe
- Gordon Moore
- William Augustus Muhlenberg
- Anne Murray
- N. R. Narayana Murthy
- Musa I of Mali