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List of Famous Philanthropists

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List of famous philanthropists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top philanthropists in the world? This includes the most prominent philanthropists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable philanthropists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic philanthropists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned philanthropists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known philanthropists to the lesser known philanthropists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the philanthropist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous philanthropists ever?" and "What are the names of famous philanthropists?" then you're in the right place. (538 items)
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    Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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: age 31
    • Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her debut ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more
    • Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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    Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol
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    Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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    Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began entering talent contests that led her to Los Angeles; shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Desperate Housewives, The Young and the Restless, Harsh Times, The Sentinel
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    Madonna

    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous 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: 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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    Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous 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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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden, Machete Kills, Lady Gaga: Paparazzi
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    Shakira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: Love in the Time of Cholera, 27 Dresses, From Prada to Nada, Camino
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