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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.
Wealthy playboy Teddy Rist becomes an unconventional vigilante after a life-altering experience in the pilot episode of this adventure-drama series.
Teddy travels to Myanmar to seek the advice of an esteemed local leader after his company is accused of having ties to forced labor in the country. While there, Teddy encounters a young girl in need of a kidney transplant. Her father is a donor match, but is being held at a forced labor camp.
Teddy, Philip and Olivia travel to Paris on business, where Olivia stumbles upon an old friend who is ensnared in a sex-trafficking ring. Teddy's investigation uncovers a widespread operation, and he sets out to free the captive young women.
Teddy returns to Nigeria and discovers that his friend has been kidnapped in protest against Teddy's philanthropic efforts in the village. Determined to mount a rescue, Teddy finds himself in negotiations with an arrogant general. Meanwhile, Philip helps an unemployed friend, who has fallen on hard times.
Teddy tells his ex-wife, Julia (Krista Allen), about his efforts in Kosovo to bring uncooperative Serbians and Albanians together in a mining venture.
Teddy becomes the victim of identity theft, and he and Dax head to San Diego to follow a paper trail to the culprit. Meanwhile, Olivia and Philip discover Maidstone Rist's investments have been caught in a Ponzi scheme and the foundation is now in trouble.
Teddy goes missing during a mission in drought-stricken Kashmir, where he was trying to negotiate a deal with the Indian and Pakistani governments to rebuild a water system.
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.
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