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Famous Female Philanthropists

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List of famous female philanthropists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female philanthropists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being philanthropists. There are thousand of females working as philanthropists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic philanthropists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a philanthropist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like CeCe Winans and Drue Heinz.

While this isn't a list of all female philanthropists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female philanthropists?" and "Who are the best female philanthropists?"
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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and ...more

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    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita
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    Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?
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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married ...more

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    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Moulin Rouge!, Holy Motors, Neighbours, San Andreas
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    Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During their hiatus, Rowland released her debut solo album Simply Deep, ...more

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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Concert for New York City, The X Factor, Hitch, The X Factor
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    Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, her ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Porter Wagoner Show, Transamerica, Moulin Rouge!, Sweet Home Alabama
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    Geri Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a member of girl group the Spice Girls. On 27 May 1998, Halliwell left the Spice Girls due to depression and differences ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: Bridget Jones's Diary, Geri Yoga, American Reunion, Geri Body Yoga
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    Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE is an Anglo-Irish-American actress and singer who has appeared in theatre, television, and films. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it based in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention. Lansbury was born in central London to ...more

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    • Age: 90
    • Birthplace: Poplar, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Murder, She Wrote, Beauty and the Beast, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Manchurian Candidate
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    Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Philanthropists
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    Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer, and actress. Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?, in 1992, and has released 11 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other ...more

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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: The Help, Bad Boys II, Precious, Death Race
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