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Philanthropist

A wealthy individual who gives money to charity or other programs designed to help others. The term is most applicable when the individual starts his/her own organization to promote pet programs. For example, Bill Gates established the Gates Foundation to perform a variety of philanthropic activities such as agricultural development and the establishment of libraries.
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An entrepreneur, philantropist and tireless family man, Jack is very much alive at age 75.
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Some of those named were One Meal Foundation, headed by philantropist Teresa Chan, which donated 1,500 motorized boats worth at least P30 million.
New York philantropist Jan Tisch, has made a $1 million gift to the UJA-Federation AIDS Initiative, almost half of which will support medical care and supportive services for women with HIV and AIDS.