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Famous Male Philanthropists

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List of famous male philanthropists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male philanthropists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being philanthropists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a philanthropist then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Lee Iacocca and Julius Rosenwald, in it.

While this isn't a list of all male philanthropists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male philanthropists?" and "Who are the best male philanthropists?"
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    Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Philanthropists
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    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg was made the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. in April 2013. and his personal wealth, as of March 2015, is ...more

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    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Philanthropists
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    Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Great Gatsby, Mission: Impossible III, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II
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    Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Philanthropists
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    William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, Freakonomics, Give Us the Money, The Billionaires' Pledge
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    John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Philanthropists
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    John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Comedian, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Cars, The Bucket List, Date Night, The Karate Kid
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    Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver, + more
    • Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars
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    Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Financier
    • Credits: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Billionaires' Pledge, I.O.U.S.A., The University of Sing Sing
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    Bono is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Philanthropists
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    Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Batman Forever, Moulin Rouge!, Click, Brüno
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    Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Philanthropists
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    Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $36.5 billion, he is the 10th richest person in the United ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: 16 Acres, The Adjustment Bureau, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, Bill Cunningham New York
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