Encyclopedia > Philanthropist

  Article Content


A philanthropist is any person that tries to do good deeds to help other people, however, the label is typically applied to those who give substantial amounts of money to certain causes (often foundations, museums, or specific activist groups). The label is far from uncontroversial, as philanthropists are often accused of funding the wrong causes (e.g. funding art instead of fighting world hunger) or doing it for the wrong reasons (e.g. to avoid taxes or out of personal interest).

Some notable philanthropists:

See also philanthropy.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... by Philip, who was afraid of her and her affinity for sleeping in the company of snakes, but by Zeus. Alexander was himself aware of these legends, and was wont to refer to ...