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    • List of philanthropists

    • A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes. The term may apply to any volunteer or to anyone who makes a donation, but the label is most often applied to those who donate large sums of money or who make a major imp ... Read »


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    • Peter Alfond

    • Peter Alfond (May 17, 1952 – July 10, 2017) was an American millionaire, investor, and philanthropist. Peter Alfond was born to a Jewish family, the son of Dorothy (née Levine) and businessman-philanthropist Harold Alfond. Harold Alfond founded the Dexter Shoe Company in 1958 and sold it in 1995 for $433 ... Read »


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    • Ted Alfond

    • Ted Alfond

      Ted Alfond (born 1945) is an American investor, philanthropist, and billionaire. Ted Alfond was born to a Jewish family, the son of Dorothy (nee Levine) and Harold Alfond. His father founded the Dexter Shoe Company in 1958 and sold it in 1995 for $433 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock. When his father died in 2007, ... Read »


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    • Alfred Jenkins Shriver

    • Alfred Jenkins Shriver (June 5, 1867 – September 3, 1939) was an American lawyer and philanthropist. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, of parents who both traced their lineage to colonial days and earlier, Shriver attended private schools before enrolling in Johns Hopkins University in 1887. He graduated with a Bachel ... Read »


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    • Ali

    • Ali

      ‘AlÄ« ibn AbÄ« Ṭālib ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (/ˈɑːli, ɑːˈliː/;Arabic: علي ابن أبي طالب‎, translit. ʿAlÄ« bin AbÄ« Ṭālib‎, Arabic pronunciation: [ʕaliː bɪn ʔabiː t̪ˤaːlɪb]; 13 Rajab, 21 ... Read »


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    • Elizabeth Austin (Australian pioneer)

    • Elizabeth Austin (Australian pioneer)

      Elizabeth Phillips Austin, née Harding  (14 August 1821- 2 September 1910), was an Australian pioneer and philanthropist, who endowed hospitals in the state of Victoria. Austin was born at Chinnock, Somerset, England, and took passage to Australia in 1841 with her brother William and squatted land near Winche ... Read »


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    • Samba Bathily

    • Samba Bathily

      Samba Bathily is a Malian entrepreneur, philanthropist from Bamako. He is also chief executive officer of “Solektra International” and co-founder of Akon Lighting Africa. In 2014, Samba co-founded Akon Lighting Africa. This was launched with international music star Akon and Thione Niang. The objective of th ... Read »


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    • Tarek Ben Halim

    • Tarek Ben Halim

      Tarek Ben Halim was a successful investment banker who left banking in 2000 to pursue charitable work and promote justice and democracy in the Arab World. In 2004, he founded Alfanar the first Arab venture philanthropy organisation to introduce a more effective and sustainable approach to development in the Arab region ... Read »


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    • Benji Travis


    • Portia Clark

    • Portia Clark

      Portia Clark (born 11 July 1990) is a Zambian R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and philanthropist. Portio was born in Lusaka, Zambia in 1990. Her father was a member of a South African anti-apartheid movement and was killed under unclear circumstances when she was one years old. In 2014, she released her debut single ... Read »


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    • Beatrice Clugston

    • Beatrice Clugston (1827-1888) was a Scottish philanthropist. She was the daughter of factory owner John Clugston (1800-1850) and Mary Clugston (1796-1881), and her father left her with enough money to live on without having to work. She had a childhood illness, and never married. In 1864 she founded the Glasgow Royal ... Read »


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    • David L. Cook

    • David L. Cook

      David L. Cook (born November 11, 1968) is an American Christian country music singer-songwriter, comedian and a multiple Emmy® and Telly Awards winner. Born to Donnell and June (née Mercer) Cook, David is the oldest of six children. He has written more than 2,500 songs, including Drop that Rock, which was featur ... Read »


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    • Robert Dukinfield Darbishire

    • Robert Dukinfield Darbishire (1826–1908) was a prominent Manchester lawyer and philanthropist who was instrumental in setting up the Whitworth Art Gallery, was a founding member of Manchester High School for Girls, and left money in his will to found the Darbishire House Health Centre, which paved the way for a nu ... Read »


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    • Karim Diane

    • Karim Diane

      Karim Diané is a Guinean singer and actor. Karim graduated from The University of Chicago with his bachelor's degree in public policy and mathematical modeling. One year later, he earned his master's degree from The University of Southern California in digital social media. Karim began his career in 2013 as ... Read »


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    • Dzeny

    • Dzeny

      Dzenita Zekic (born 31 January 1987), known by the stage name Dzeny, is a Bosnian R&B/Pop singer-songwriter. Recent annotations: Increased her popularity as a public figure after being one of 11 finalist, out of 11 000 applicants, of the 6th season of the Bosnian version of American Idol called "Zvijezda mozes bit ... Read »


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    • Edward M Fram

    • Edward Manuel Fram (1905–1955) was a Christian Iraqi businessman, merchant and philanthropist. Living and working in Basra in what was then the Kingdom of Iraq, Edward Fram was a key figure in the country's modern insurance industry, as the owner of one of Iraq's first insurance agencies operating under the I ... Read »


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    • Eve Christine Gadzikwa

    • Eve Christine Gadzikwa

      Eve Christine Gadzikwa (née Mandaza) (born 24 December 1964) is a Zimbabwean businesswoman, leader, mentor, philanthropist and an author. She is the Director General and Secretary to the Standards Association of Zimbabwe, Board Chairman of the and Institute of Directors and Chairperson of The Institute of Directors ... Read »


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    • Hugues Gentillon

    • Hugues Gentillon

      Hugues Gentillon (born December 17, 1974), is a Haitian film director, screenwriter, producer, physician-scientist, entrepreneur, conceptual artist, philanthropist, and founder of Yugy Pictures Entertainment, a film production company based in the USA. Gentillon holds dual Haitian-U.S. citizenship and studies in Europ ... Read »


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    • Marion C. Goodall

    • Marion C. Goodall (Marland), was born May 24, 1875 in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of Goodall mills business mogul George Goodall and his wife Henrietta D. Goodall. Marion Goodall was a wife, mother, and philanthropist throughout her life, providing financial donations and her time to multiple projects until her passin ... Read »


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    • Gülçiçek Hatun


    • Clifford Gundle

    • Clifford Gundle is a South African philanthropist, entrepreneur and plastics tycoon who became known as the founder of Gundle Plastics, one of the largest flexible film plastics manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. During 1959 in South Africa, Gundle founded Gundle Plastics and subsequently Aquatan Lining Sys ... Read »


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    • Joseph Michael Gyulay


    • Noel Howell

    • Noel Howell M.D. is an Antiguan pediatrician, filmmaker, producer and director based in New York City. Howell received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1994, and began working in Bronx, New York as a pediatrician. In 1998 he formed the not-for-profit group Children Living With Aids, Inc., mo ... Read »


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    • Team karim

    • Team karim

      Team Karim is the nickname used by Guinean singer and actor Karim Diane. After competing in The X Factor USA, Karim gained popularity online under the name Team Karim by releasing videos of himself singing duets in the shower to millions of viewers online. Karim used his online following to rally support for an indie ... Read »


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    • James Makamba

    • Born 1 January 1952 (1952-01) (age 65)
    • James Makamba

      Dr. James Makamba (Born 1 January 1952) is an African commercial broadcaster, businessman, politician and philanthropist. Makamba currently has interests in the retail, telecommunications, mining, agricultural, property and professional consultancy sectors, digital publishing and philanthropy. He sits on the boards of ... Read »


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    • Abdul Razzak Mirjan

    • Abdul Razzak Mirjan

      Abdul Razzak Mirjan is the founder of the Mirjan Hospital, in Hilla province. He is also one of the original initial founders of the original Kufeh University alongside Syed Mahdi Muhsin Al-Hakim and Mohammed Makiya and Dr Kadhim Shubber. He is the father of Abdul Wahab Mirjan, the Prime Minister of Iraq in 1957. He bu ... Read »


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    • Alice Model

    • Alice Model (1856–1943) was a leader of the Union of Jewish Women. She founded and supported organisations promoting family welfare and other philanthropic causes. Alice Isabella Model née Sichel was born on 13 November 1856, the daughter of Henriette Goldschmidt and Gustavus Sichel, and grew up in a middl ... Read »


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    • Topaz Page-Green

    • Topaz Page-Green is a fashion model and the founder and president of the non-profit corporation The Lunchbox Fund. Topaz Page-Green was born in 1979 and raised near Johannesburg, South Africa. Her father and mother were geologists. When she was about 15 years old she had her first job packing groceries in a sma ... Read »


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    • David Paresky

    • David Paresky is a retired American businessman, who formerly worked in the travel service sector. He is also a well-known philanthropist. Paresky was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1938. He grew up in Burlington, Vermont. Paresky attended Philips Academy on a scholarship before attending Williams College, also ... Read »


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    • Raine Baljak

    • Raine Baljak (born as Gabriele Raine Abellana Baljak on December 12, 1996) is Miss Cebu 2016. She attended Cebu International School. She was a host for television programme, Weekend Warriors with Drop Decay vocalist Tony Alfonso and DJ Joah Go on MyTV Channel Cebu. In May 2015, Raine and her mother, Merce Abellana (f ... Read »


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    • Katharine Smith Reynolds

    • Katharine Smith Reynolds

      Katharine Smith Reynolds was a philanthropist, known for helping to design and build Reynolda House. Katharine Smith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Katharine was the oldest of six children of a prosperous local businessman, Zachary T. Smith and his wife, Mary Susan Jackson. Katharine was well educated and ... Read »


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    • Jay Ruderman

    • Jay Ruderman

      Jay Seth Ruderman (born 16 March 1966) is an American activist and philanthropist. He is the President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities and on the education of Israeli leaders regarding the American Jewish community. The foundation maintains offices in Boston ... Read »


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    • Jane Stuart-Wortley

    • Jane Stuart-Wortley or Jane Thompson; Jane Lawley (5 December 1820 – 4 February 1900) was an English philanthropist. Stuart-Wortley was born in York in 1820 when her surname was Thompson. Her family adopted the surname Lawley when her father became Lord Wenlock. In 1846 she married James Stuart-Wortley. They had ... Read »


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    • Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait

    • Dr. Abd Al-Rahman bin Hamood Al-Sumait (Arabic: عبد الرحمن السميط‎‎, abd al-Rahman al-samet; 15 October 1947 – 15 August 2013) was an Islamic scholar, medical practitioner and Humanitarian from Kuwait. He was famously known for his extensive philanthropic work ... Read »


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    • Tricia Raikes

    • Tricia Raikes is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the co-founder and co-president of the Raikes Foundation, and has held this position since 2002. Her husband is Jeff Raikes, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to co-founding the Raikes Foundation, Tricia was Director of Creati ... Read »


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    • Mary Lee Ware

    • Mary Lee Ware (Jan. 7, 1858 – Jan. 9, 1937) - daughter of Elizabeth Cabot Lee and Dr. Charles Eliot Ware - was born to a wealthy Bostonian family and, alongside her mother (henceforth known as Elizabeth C. Ware), was the principle sponsor of the Harvard Museum of Natural History's famous Glass Flowers exhibit; ind ... Read »


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    • Desnos T. Yed

    • Desnos T. Yed

      Desnos Toussaint Yed (born 1 November 1968) is an Ivorian businessman, art collector and philanthropist with interests in Properties, Mining and Agri-Business sectors. He founded YEDCOR International in 1999 and is currently the Chairman and CEO of the Conglomerate. Yed relocated Yedcor head offices from Ivory Coast to ... Read »


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