Famous Black Philanthropists

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 1 Master P

Master P
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 2 Vince Staples

Vince Staples
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

 3 Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 4 Barkhad Abdi

Barkhad Abdi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia

Somali-American actor, Barkhad Abdi, is best known for his role in the film Captain Phillips, for which he received a British Academy Film Award. Born in Somalia, he relocated to USA after the Somali Civil War broke out. After working in a few odd jobs as a young man, he took up acting and soon found success.

 5 A'Lelia Walker

A'Lelia Walker
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 17, 1931

 6 Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

 7 Thomas Mikal Ford

Thomas Mikal Ford
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 12, 2016
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 8 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
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Famous As: Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016

Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali was a major figure of the 20th century. He was an inspirational figure for African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Because of his opposition to Vietnam War and his refusal to be drafted into military, Muhammad Ali became an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

 9 Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

 10 Ken Carter

Ken Carter
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: February 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fernwood, Mississippi, United States

 11 Wendy Raquel Robinson

Wendy Raquel Robinson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 12 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola

Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Died: July 7, 1998

 13 Rhymefest

Rhymefest
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Famous As: Rapper known for his prominent songwriting credits include co–writing Kanye West's
Birthdate: July 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 14 Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashaiman, Ghana

 15 Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 16 Ivan Semwanga

Ivan Semwanga
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tabora, Tanzania
Died: May 25, 2017

Born in Uganda, Ivan Semwanga turned into a wealthy socialite after moving to South Africa, where he helped the affluent as a ritualist. He established several branches of the Brooklyn College in South Africa and was also a prominent philanthropist. He was also known as the God-father of the rich gang.

 17 James Pinson Labulo Davies

James Pinson Labulo Davies
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Famous As: Businessman, 19th-century African merchant-sailor
Birthdate: August 14, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bathurst, Sierra Leone
Died: April 29, 1906

 18 Nana Meriwether

Nana Meriwether
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Famous As: Beauty pageant contestant, Volleyball player
Birthdate: May 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Acornhoek, South Africa

 19 Kenna

Kenna
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 20 John W. Rogers Jr.

John W. Rogers Jr.
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Famous As: Financier, Basketball player
Birthdate: March 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 21 Zinash Tayachew

Zinash Tayachew
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gondar, Ethiopia

 22 Sarah Onyango Obama

Sarah Onyango Obama
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Famous As: Educator, Philanthropist
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Kenya
Died: March 29, 2021

 23 Gani Fawehinmi

Gani Fawehinmi
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ondo, Nigeria
Died: September 5, 2009

 24 Reginald Mengi

Reginald Mengi
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Famous As: Businessperson, Philanthropist
Birthdate: May 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Died: May 2, 2019

 25 Hamis Kiggundu

Hamis Kiggundu
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Famous As: Businessperson, Writer
Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lukerere, Kalungu, Uganda

 26 Menaye Donkor

Menaye Donkor
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 27 Clara Brown

Clara Brown
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Famous As: Former enslaved woman who became a community leader, philanthropist and aided settlement of former slaves during the time of Colorado's Gold Rush
Birthdate: January 1, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: October 23, 1885

 28 D-Black

D-Black
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 29 MacDella Cooper

MacDella Cooper
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: March 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

 30 Gwamba

Gwamba
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Famous As: Rapper, Philanthropist.
Birthdate: November 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lilongwe, Malawi

 31 Mohammed Shitta Bey

Mohammed Shitta Bey
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1824 AD
Birthplace: Waterloo, Sierra Leone
Died: July 4, 1895

 32 Irene Logan

Irene Logan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

 33 Princess Peters

Princess Peters
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edo State, Nigeria

 34 Hugues Gentillon

Hugues Gentillon
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Famous As: Film director, Writer
Birthdate: December 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 35 Eve Christine Gadzikwa

Eve Christine Gadzikwa
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: December 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marondera, Zimbabwe