Philanthropists in History

Historical Events

  • 1863-09-16 Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1910-03-03 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1970-08-03 Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • 1636-11-02 Edward Colston, English merchant, philanthropist and slave trader, born in Bristol, England (d. 1721)
  • 1649-04-05 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1721)
  • 1668-03-29 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1751)
  • 1696-12-22 James Oglethorpe, British soldier, politician, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia, born in Godalming, Surrey, England (d. 1758)
  • 1701-03-18 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)
  • 1712-11-25 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French', born in Versailles, France (d. 1789)
  • 1715-03-07 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist, born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1755)
  • 1735-09-14 Robert Raikes, British philanthropist and Sunday school pioneer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1811)
  • 1744-10-06 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1813)
  • 1757-02-20 John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)

Person of interestWilliam Wilberforce

1759-08-24 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1833)

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1764-02-28 Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
  • 1769-03-10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
  • 1771-06-20 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist, born in St Mary's Isle, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (d. 1820)
  • 1781-03-04 Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)
  • 1789-01-04 Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
  • 1791-02-12 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
  • 1795-02-18 George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
  • 1795-05-19 Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
  • 1799-05-11 John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
  • 1801-02-07 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • 1806-03-09 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1813-04-14 Junius Spencer Morgan, American merchant and philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 1890)
  • 1814-02-09 Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
  • 1814-04-21 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England", born in London (d. 1906)
  • 1816-06-19 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1899)

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1821-10-11 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 1831-12-19 Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1832-07-21 Henrietta Maria Morse King, American rancher and philanthropist, born in Boonville, Missouri (d. 1925)
  • 1832-12-12 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • 1833-11-09 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)

Person of interestAndrew Carnegie

1835-11-25 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1919)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1836-08-14 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1901)

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

1837-04-17 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and banker (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1913)

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • 1843-11-25 Henry Ware Eliot, American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)
  • 1851-08-03 Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, born in London (d. 1921)

Person of interestAndrew Mellon

1855-03-24 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
  • 1855-11-06 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist, born in Kenton County, Kentucky (d. 1942)
  • 1856-07-09 Daniel Guggenheim, American mining magnate and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1930)

Person of interestMilton S. Hershey

1857-09-13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1858-11-26 Katharine Drexel, American philanthropist and Roman Catholic Saint, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1859-04-16 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (d. 1924)
  • 1860-09-03 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • 1861-02-02 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1865-07-10 Johannes "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch missionary and philanthropist (Steurtjes), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1867-07-15 Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
  • 1867-07-31 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (Kmart), born in Bald Mountain, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1867-12-30 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1868-06-20 Helen Miller Shepard, American philanthropist who established Hall of Fame, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1938)
  • 1874-01-22 Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

1874-01-29 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1875-08-27 Katharine McCormick, American biologist, suffragist and philanthropist, born in Dexter, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • 1875-09-18 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)
  • 1879-06-05 Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1880-08-10 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1883-12-27 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1887-06-26 Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, British philanthropist, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1887-11-26 Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan business magnate and philanthropist, born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 1957)
  • 1894-06-20 George Delacorte, American philanthropist and publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1896-06-09 Catherine Filene Shouse, philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute)
  • 1897-04-19 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, born in India (d. 1970)
  • 1901-07-01 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, English philanthropist (Prisoners' Wives Service), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1901-07-20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • 1902-03-30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • 1903-02-05 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), born in NYC, NY (d. 1975)
  • 1904-08-27 John Hay Whitney, American financier and philanthropist, born in Ellsworth, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 1904-12-24 Joseph Moses Juran, Romanian-born American industrial engineer and philanthropist, born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2008)
  • 1906-03-21 John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • 1907-06-11 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1908-03-13 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • 1909-07-27 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • 1910-05-26 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1910-10-07 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1912-04-27 Frederick R. Weisman, philanthropist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • 1914-07-24 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, born in Colonial Beach, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1915-06-12 David Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1920-09-09 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1922-07-30 Henry W. Bloch, American businessman (co-founder of H&R Block) and philanthropist, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1924-01-26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1925-06-16 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1926-01-21 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), born in Glasgow, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1927-03-07 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • 1927-03-10 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, born in Bosworth, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1928-01-01 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-02 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • 1928-06-13 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1929-07-05 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1929-10-02 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Person of interestJoanne Woodward

1930-02-27 Joanne Woodward, American actress, producer, activist, and philanthropist (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel), born in Thomasville, Georgia

  • 1930-05-11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1930-11-26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1931-06-27 Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos) and philanthropist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1933-03-16 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • 1934-04-20 Robert G Wilmers, American banker ( M&T Bank ), billionaire and philanthropist, born in New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestCharles Koch

1935-11-01 Charles Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch
CEO of Koch Industries
Charles Koch
  • 1937-01-02 Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
  • 1938-10-05 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist (wife of John Kerry), born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
  • 1940-05-03 David Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1940-10-04 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1856-06-05 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

LoveWedding of Interest

1901-10-09 Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr

LoveWedding of Interest

1943-08-13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist and Christian author Ruth Bell (23) in Montreat, North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

LoveWedding of Interest

1955-12-31 Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)

LoveWedding of Interest

1969-03-08 CEO of McDonald's Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

LoveWedding of Interest

1995-05-26 US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-06-17 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

  • 2014-07-06 Talent manager Scooter Braun (33) weds philanthropist Yael Cohen (28) in Whistler, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • 1624-02-12 George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
  • 1708-09-06 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • 1721-07-08 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), dies at 72
  • 1721-10-11 Edward Colston, English merchant, philanthropist and slave trader, dies at 84
  • 1751-03-29 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), dies at 83
  • 1755-09-08 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist, dies at 40
  • 1776-03-10 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • 1786-09-05 Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1789-12-23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French', dies at 77
  • 1806-03-17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • 1813-12-19 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 69
  • 1820-04-08 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist, dies at 48

Person of interestElizabeth Fry

1845-10-12 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister, dies of a stroke at 65

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • 1854-01-18 Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies
  • 1869-11-04 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • 1872-12-12 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, dies at 66
  • 1873-12-24 Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)
  • 1883-04-04 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), dies at 92
  • 1890-04-08 Junius Spencer Morgan, American merchant and philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art), dies at 76
  • 1897-11-30 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, dies at 64
  • 1899-10-30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 83
  • 1900-09-23 William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)
  • 1901-06-09 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), dies at 64
  • 1903-01-17 Ignaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (b. 1828)
  • 1905-09-19 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, dies at 60

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1905-11-06 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 1906-12-30 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England", dies at 92

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

1913-03-31 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and banker (General Electric, US Steel Corporation, AT&T), dies in his sleep at 75

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • 1913-10-01 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (O'Keefe Brewery Company of Toronto Limited), dies at 85
  • 1919-01-07 Henry Ware Eliot, American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot, dies at 75

Person of interestAndrew Carnegie

1919-08-11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1921-03-12 Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, dies at 69
  • 1924-01-16 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)
  • 1930-09-28 Daniel Guggenheim, American mining magnate and philanthropist, dies at 74

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller

1937-05-23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1937-09-26 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 77
  • 1938-12-21 Helen Miller Shepard, American philanthropist who established Hall of Fame, dies at 70
  • 1941-11-02 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 1945-08-19 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), dies at 69
  • 1945-09-16 Johannes "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch missionary and philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
  • 1946-06-24 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • 1955-03-03 Katharine Drexel, American philanthropist and Roman Catholic Saint, dies at 96
  • 1957-05-09 Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan business magnate & philanthropist, dies at 69

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

1960-05-11 John D. Rockefeller Jr., American financier & philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1961-02-05 Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 1966-10-18 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (Kmart), dies at 99
  • 1967-12-28 Katharine McCormick, American biologist, suffragist and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • 1970-07-24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 1975-10-04 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), dies at 72
  • 1978-01-10 John D. Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • 1982-02-08 John Hay Whitney, American financier and philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 1985-01-09 Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, dies at 105
  • 1986-05-11 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 1987-01-10 Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  • 1991-05-04 George Delacorte, American philanthropist and publisher (Dell Books), dies at 96
  • 1994-06-10 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist and mother of Bill Gates, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • 1994-09-11 Frederick R. Weisman, philanthropist, dies at 82
  • 1996-02-25 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 1996-10-26 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 95
  • 1998-10-17 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • 1998-12-14 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist, dies at 74
  • 1999-02-01 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), dies at 91
  • 1999-09-26 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2000-05-01 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
  • 2000-12-20 Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-01 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 2003-04-17 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies of a chest infection at 70
  • 2003-10-12 Joan Kroc, American philanthropist and 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, dies of a brain tumor at 75
  • 2004-07-11 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 2005-03-03 Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2006-03-03 William Herskovic, Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 2006-05-07 Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • 2006-08-21 Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
  • 2007-07-11 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • 2007-08-13 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 2007-09-01 Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2010-01-12 Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • 2012-01-02 William Carey, American businessman & philanthropist (W. P. Carey & Co.), died from complications after a heart attack at 81
  • 2013-11-30 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist, dies at 84
  • 2017-03-20 David Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, dies at 101
  • 2017-07-25 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90
  • 2017-12-17 Robert G Wilmers, American banker ( M&T Bank ), billionaire and philanthropist, dies at 83
  • 2019-06-25 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 91