one who gives money to charity, often associated with the wealthy and given a negative connotation by people who have never donated more than a dime at McDonald's.
wow Dave donated 50% of his businesses earnings to charity, what a philanthropist!
by Austin23cook July 30, 2011
Person who has nothing better to do with his/her money so he/she figures that it would be more useful for his/her reputation to give it away to society all the while making it seem as if he/she is unintentionally a good person.
Rich-ass bitch: hmm im rich what should I do? I already have a mansion with 23555 rooms and 6 pools and 345 cars. And my garbage disposal broke from all the money i tried to get rid of, what should i do with it now? Oh i know! I know! I'll pretend to be a good person and give it away! Hmm isnt it called being a philanthropist? (looks at himself in miror) what would the world do without me?
by nvrtell June 26, 2006
A term that describes phony corporate philanthropists, particularly Bill Gates, who is closely linked with pResident George W. Bush.
So how much money will Bill Gates invest in his own investment firm before people realize he's actually a pHilanthropist?
by David Blomstrom October 03, 2007