George Soros ( pronounced ) (born August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary as Schwartz György) is a financial speculator, stock investor, philanthropist, liberal political activist and donor. Currently, he is the chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute and is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. His support for the Solidarity labor movement in Poland, as well as the Czech human rights organization Charter 77, helped to end the Soviet Union's oppression of those nations. His funding and organization of Georgia's Rose Revolution was considered crucial to its success by Russian and Western observers although Soros said his role has been "greatly exaggerated." In the United States he is known for donating large sums of money in an attempt to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Soros"
Henry Lee Higginson (November 18, 1834 - November 14, 1919) was a noted American businessman and philanthropist, and founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry Lee Higginson"
Henry Taub (1918 - 2004), was an American-born philanthropist of Hungarian descent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry Taub"
Ima Hogg ( July 10, 1882 – August 19, 1975) was one of the most respected Texas women of the 20th century. Born in the small town of Mineola, Texas, the daughter of a one-time Texas governor, James Stephen Hogg (Big Jim Hogg), her roots were deeply embedded in the state’s welfare. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ima Hogg"
Sir Isaac Wolfson Bt FRS ( September 17, 1897 – June 20, 1991), businessman and philanthropist. He was chairman of The Great Universal Stores Limited 1947-1987 and established the Wolfson Foundation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Isaac Wolfson"
J.B. Fuqua (pronounced "few-kwa") is a businessman and philanthropist who is the chairman of The Fuqua Companies and Fuqua Enterprises. Born on June 16, 1918, in Prince Edward County, Virginia, Fuqua rose from humble beginnings to start a number of successful conglomerates, getting his start in radio after earning his commercial operators license at age 17. As an adolescent, Fuqua educated himself by requesting books from the Duke University Library to be mailed to his farm. He credited Duke's lending program with enabling him to learn about business techniques, and demonstrated his gratitude to Duke by donating $10 million to create its business school, The Fuqua School of Business. He is an honorary alumnus of Duke. Another of Fuqua's philanthropic projects was the Fuqua School in Farmville, VA, formerly the Prince Edward Academy. His gift of $10 million in 1993 and the subsequent donation of over $2 million were intended to transform the school from a small private school on the verge of bankruptcy into a model for rural PK-12 education. ...more on Wikipedia about "J.B. Fuqua"
Janet Huntington Brewster ( September 18, 1910 - December 18, 1998) was an American philanthropist, writer and radio broadcaster. ...more on Wikipedia about "Janet Huntington Brewster" Are you ready for http://www.shortopedia.com?
John Kyrle ( 22 May 1637 - 7 November 1724), known as "the Man of Ross", was an English philanthropist, was born in the parish of Dymock, Gloucestershire. His father was a barrister and M.P., and the family had lived at Ross-on-Wye, in Herefordshire for many generations. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and having succeeded to the property at Ross-on-Wye he lived there. In everything that concerned the welfare of the little town in which he lived he took a lively interest in the education of the children and in improving and embellishing the town. He delighted in mediating between those who had quarrelled and in preventing lawsuits. He was generous to the poor and spent all he had in good works. He lived a great deal in the open air, working with the laborers on his farm. He died on 7 November 1724, and was buried in the chancel of Ross Church. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Kyrle"
John N. Montgomery ( 1955–) founded Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. in 1993. He is now President and Director of Bridgeway Funds , where he manages ten Bridgeway funds. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1977, majoring in Engineering and Philosophy. He thereafter earned graduate degrees from MIT and Harvard Business School. At MIT, he worked with quantitative methods and computer modeling. At Harvard, he explored the application of quantitative computer models to portfolio management. Montgomery then worked in the transportation industry; concurrently (1985-1991), he successfully applied his computer models to his own investments. Commencing in 1991, he studied the mutual-fund industry, refined his models, and wrote the business plan that culminated in the creation of Bridgeway Capital Management. In 2005, John Montgomery and his wife Ann, with guidance from the Genocide Intervention Network and matching monies from Bridgeway Funds, funded the establishment of the Raphael Lemkin Scholarship at Swarthmore College to recognize students who are "upstanders" in human rights, especially in anti-genocide work. ...more on Wikipedia about "John N. Montgomery"
John Passmore Edwards ( 1823- 1911), Victorian philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Passmore Edwards"
Joseph Marie, baron de Gérando ( Lyon, France, 29 February 1772- Paris, 10 November 1842) was a French philanthropist and philosopher of Italian descent. He is most remembered for his 1804 book Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie, considérés relativement aux principes des connaissances humaines (Comparative History of philosophical systems, considered in relation to the principles of human knowledge) as well as his 1820 study of benevolent activity, Le visiteur du pauvre (The visitor to the poor). He influenced Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and especially Ralph Waldo Emerson who used his philosphical framework extensively in support of his own first book Nature. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joseph Marie, baron de Gérando"
Lily Safra (born in 1937 in Surrey, England) is an extremely wealthy socialite. Although she came from a fairly modest background, she gained considerable wealth from several marriages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lily Safra"
Mabel Thorp Boardman ( October 12, 1860 - March 17, 1946) was an American philanthropist involved with the Red Cross. She led the Red Cross in the United States following its receiving congressional charter in 1905 until World War I, however she did not take up the post of chairman since she believed the organisation would lose credibility with the public. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mabel Thorp Boardman"
Martha McChesney Berry ( October 7, 1866 – February 27, 1942) was an United States educator and the founder of Berry College, Georgia. She was the namesake of a World War II Liberty ship, the SS Martha Berry, launched in 1944. Berry received an LL.D. from Bates College in 1933. ...more on Wikipedia about "Martha Berry"
Mary Duke Biddle was an American philanthropist. Born on November 16, 1887, in Durham, North Carolina, Biddle went on to attend Durham's Trinity College, the institutional predecessor of Duke University, which was named in honor of her family. She graduated in 1907 with a degree in English. She established the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation in 1956. Since then the Foundation has donated more than $28 million in grants to non-profit organizations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mary Duke Biddle"
Mary Louise Milliken Childs ( 1873- 1936) Noted philanthropist in the 20th Century for building over twenty hospitals and two churches throughout the United States. Her greatest accomplishments include the West Jersy Cooper Hospital in New Jersey and the Milliken Memorial Community House in Elkton, Kentucky ...more on Wikipedia about "Mary Louise Milliken Childs"
Mirza Ghulam Hafiz ( 1920 – December 20, 2000) was a prominent statesman, politician, and philanthropist in Bangladesh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mirza Ghulam Hafiz"
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, OM ( August 27, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was an Indian Catholic nun of Albanian origin who founded the Missionaries of Charity. Her work among the poverty-stricken of Kolkata (Calcutta) made her one of the world's most famous people, and it is widely thought that she will be canonized shortly. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mother Teresa"
Nikolay Ivanovich Novikov ( 1744- 1818) was a Russian writer and philanthropist most representative of his country's Enlightenment. Frequently considered to be the first Russian journalist, he aimed at advancing the cultural and educational level of Russian public. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nikolay Novikov"
Oliver Heywood ( September 9, 1825 - 1892) was a British banker and philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oliver Heywood"
A philanthropist is someone who devotes 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. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philanthropist" Just shortopedia way Philanthropists
Robert Wood Johnson III was a philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Wood Johnson III"
Roger Chapin is the President of Help Hospitalized Veterans, an American charity, whose stated purpose is, "Making time live for America's hospitalized veterans." In 2004, Chapin recieved $279,615 for his role in the charity, a high figure for charity work, and his charity recieved an effeciency rating of 0, the lowest possible score, from Charity Navigator ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Roger Chapin"
Simon Benson was a noted businessman and philanthropist from Portland, Oregon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Simon Benson"
Sir Hugh Fraser, 2nd Baronet ( 18 September 1936– 5 May 1987), formerly 2nd Baron Fraser of Allander, was chairman of the House of Fraser, Harrods, George Outram (company), and Whyte and Mackay. He lived at Mugdock Castle, near Stirling, Scotland. He was the son of Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander, and inherited the Barony of Fraser of Allander on his father's death in 1966, but disclaimed it for life the same year. He has a daughter, Patricia. He was not related to Sir Hugh Fraser (politician). ...more on Wikipedia about "Sir Hugh Fraser, 2nd Baronet"
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