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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.
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more
Geri Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Ted Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network more popularly known as CNN, the first ...more
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, ...more
Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people ...more
Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his ...more
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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, ...more
David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of third generation ...more
Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, software engineer, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates, Allen co-founded ...more
David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC ...more
Alizée is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Alizée Jacotey, known professionally as Alizée, is a French singer, dancer and voice actress. She was born and raised in Ajaccio, Corsica. She was discovered by Mylène ...more
Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Jeff Gordon is an American professional stock car racing driver and an actor.
Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Donald Henry Rumsfeld is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of ...more
Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one ...more
Hannah Teter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Hannah Teter is an American snowboarder. She is an Olympic champion, having won the gold medal in halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy and silver at the 2010 Winter Olympic ...more
Sheldon Adelson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay ...more
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Loretta Lynn, is a multiple gold album American country music singer-songwriter whose work spans more than 50 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking ...more
Christy Walton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Christy Ruth Walton is an American philanthropist. She is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. After John's death in June 2005, she inherited his ...more
John D. Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. ...more
Shriya Saran is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Shriya Saran, also known by the mononym Shriya, is an Indian film actress and model. She has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi language films, as well as a few films in English and ...more
Cesar Millan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Cesar Millan, is a Mexican American self-taught dog trainer. He is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from ...more
Alice Walton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim ...more
John Legend is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, ...more