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Definition of Philanthropist

Philanthropist

  1. One who practices philanthropy; one who loves mankind, and seeks to promote the good of others.

Philanthropist Quotations

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
Ronald Reagan

There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness - but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: 'Go and become a philanthropist.' I said, 'No, I can do that in the business world, create a different kind of business - a business based on selflessness.'
Muhammad Yunus

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've been a philanthropist for all my life, and... I've had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues.
Julian Lennon

In my view, a philanthropist is anyone who gives anything - time, money, experience, skills or networks - in any amount, to create a better world. This is not how we once thought about philanthropy. The word used to conjure up something rather passive - sitting down and writing checks.
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
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Philanthropist Translations

philanthropist in French is philanthrop
philanthropist in German is Menschenfreund