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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.
Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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, ...more
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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, ...more
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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, ...more
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Kelly Rowland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Usher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard ...more
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire
Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Charles Robert Redford Jr., better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and a founder of the Sundance Film ...more
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more
Bono is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original ...more
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan ...more
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Philanthropists
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 ...more