The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy turned vigilante philanthropist. Teddy Rist is a successful tycoon whose life is forever changed after rescuing a young boy during a hurricane in the Nigerian town he was visiting. Rist is spontaneous and impulsive and quickly decides to channel his passion, power and money into helping those in need. Rist's actions are not just about helping others - he is purging his soul to help exorcise the inner demons which have been festering ever since his young son died and he lost everything he truly loved. Since the death of his son, the danger and risk to his life is the only way he can feel genuinely alive and he'll do anything in order to achieve his goals. A man who has everything but can feel nothing, Rist keeps his adrenaline pumping by putting his business head and money-making skills to good use through bargaining with the self-righteous, making deals with drug barons and trading with the nefarious. Teddy's business partner and friend is Philip Maidstone and Olivia is Philip's wife who also runs the charitable foundation set up by the two billionaires.

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Haiti

Episode 1x08; Aug 12, 2009

Teddy and Philip travel to Haiti to help with the country's food shortage. They run into opposition from Philip's estranged brother, who is a powerful politician on the island and disagrees with Philip's methods.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: HaitiAug 12, 2009
1x07: KashmirAug 5, 2009
1x06: San DiegoJul 29, 2009
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