The Best Episodes of The Philanthropist

Teddy Rist (portrayed by James Purefoy), is a billionaire playboy haunted by the death of his only child. His life changes when he rescues a young boy during a hurricane in Nigeria. As a result, Rist begins using his fortune to personally change the lives of others.

Nigeria Part I

#1 - Nigeria Part I

Season 1 - Episode 1

A wealthy philanthropist's life is changed when a hurricane hits the Nigerian town he was visiting. During the storm the billionaire rescues a young boy. These events lead him to pursue his new found passion for helping those in need.

star 7.22
18 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
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#2 - Myanmar

Season 1 - Episode 2

Teddy visits Myanmar to ask for guidance from a local leader after his company is accused of forced labor.

star 6.91
10 votes
Directors: Ed Fraiman
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#3 - Paris

Season 1 - Episode 3

Olivia is reunited with an old friend who is caught in a sex-trafficking ring on a visit to Paris. Teddy does everything in his power to save the helpless young women.

star 6.65
11 votes
Directors: Duane Clark
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#4 - Kosovo

Season 1 - Episode 5

Teddy meets his ex-wife Julia and tells her about his journey to Kosovo where he tried to get Serbians and Albanians to work together, but learned that the hatred runs deep.

star 6.57
7 votes
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Nigeria Part II

#5 - Nigeria Part II

Season 1 - Episode 4

Teddy heads to Kujama, Nigeria, to help rescue his old friend, Doctor Chima Balo. Balo was kidnapped because the local rebels didn't like Teddy and his oil refinery doing good for their town. Back at home, Philip helps an old acquaintance keep his head above water after being laid off from work.

star 6.25
8 votes
Directors: Jonas Pate
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#6 - Kashmir

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Teddy tries to close a deal with the Indian and Pakistani governments to rebuild a water system in Kashmir, he disappears on his mission.

star 6.00
7 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
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#7 - Haiti

Season 1 - Episode 8

Food shortage leads Teddy and Philip to Haiti where they try to help, but Philip's estranged brother, a powerful island senator named Jean Beauvais, interferes.

star 5.86
7 votes
Directors: Jonas Pate
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