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!
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?
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?
A guy who gives money to other guys in hope of possibly screwing their girlfriend in the near future
That dude, he's a total philanthropist.
That dude gave me $2,000 dollars so now I don't go to work anymore. He's a total philanthropist.