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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different people like Columba Bush and Huntington Hartford.

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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