A philanthropist is someone who devotes her or his time, money, or effort towards helping others. The label is most often applied to someone who gives large amounts to charity. See also philanthropy.

A philanthropist does not always find universal approval for her or his deeds. Common accusations include supporting the wrong cause (such as funding art instead of fighting world hunger or having selfish motivation at heart (such as avoiding taxes).

Philanthropists are sometimes wealthy people who seek to promote the good of others by directing funds to particular people, organizations or causes.


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