Christopher Ondaatje Philanthropy

Christopher Ondaatje Philanthropy
Sir Philip Christopher Ondaatje, OC, CBE is a modern renaissance man who excels as an adventurer, businessman, writer, and Olympian. He resides in the United Kingdom. Born on February 22, 1933 in Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon) to a Burgher family of Dutch origin, he attended Blundell’s School...

John Templeton Philanthropy

John Templeton Philanthropy
British stock investor Sir John Templeton was one of the world’s well known philanthropists. He was born on the 29th of November 1912. As an investor and mutual fund pioneer, Sir John Templeton established the Templeton Growth Ltd in 1954. His investment fund was one of the first companies to invest in...

Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. Philanthropy

Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. Philanthropy
Thomas Boone Pickens serves as the chairman of the BP Capital Management hedge fund. In addition to his business career, Thomas Pickens is also known as a big football fan. As a result of this love for the sport, he donated around $160 million to the Oklahoma State University’s athletics department. Aside...

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Philanthropy

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Philanthropy
Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sa’ud, an internationally prominent investor from Saudi Arabia, is currently listed as one of the wealthiest men worldwide. In Forbes magazine’s March 2010 listing, his financial net worth is estimated to be a little over $19 billion. However, aside from his...

Michael Milken Philanthropy

Michael Milken Philanthropy
Born on the 4th of July in 1946 in Encino, California, Michael Robert Milken is a famous investor who made millions in his financial dealings. He is currently focused on active philanthropic efforts through his established charity organization. As he battled cancer, Michael Milken realized that he had more...

Sam Zell Philanthropy

Sam Zell Philanthropy
Considered as one of the wealthiest people in America for owning the (Los Angeles and Chicago) Tribune Corporation, Sam Zell is real estate entrepreneur born in Chicago, Illinois in September 1941. He has a net worth of $6 billion as of 2008. He is also the private investment firm Equity Group Investments’...

David G. Booth Philanthropy

David G. Booth Philanthropy
Ranked sixth highest in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s exclusive roster, The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2008; David G. Booth made one of the largest endowments to an American university in history. Together with his wife Suzanne Deal, he continues to stay true to his commitment to...

Alex Von Furstenberg Philanthropy

Alex Von Furstenberg Philanthropy
Private equity financier and philanthropist Alex von Furstenberg is the son of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (creator of the iconic wrap dress) and Prince Egon of Furstenberg, a Swiss nobleman who is also a fashion designer. A skilled financier, Alex von Furstenberg led the restructuring of Diane...

Henry Kravis Philanthropy

Henry Kravis Philanthropy
Apart from dealing in corporate mergers and takeovers, private equity mogul Henry Kravis, co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, also takes time to do his share of social responsibility. Most of his charitable endeavors are focused on education, medical and health services, and social and community...

Roni Lynn Deutch Philanthropy

Roni Lynn Deutch Philanthropy
Roni Lynn Deutch, founder of Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation, is the country’s most famous tax attorney. With her national franchise, television commercials, and bestselling book The Tax Lady’s Guide to Beating the IRS, Roni Lynn Deutch is the first authority on saving money on taxes. First...

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