The Philanthropist premiered on NBC on June 24, 2009. Teddy Rist loves women, money and power. After the tragic death of his only child, Teddy has an awakening and becomes the world's first vigilante philanthropist - a renegade billionaire who uses his wealth, connections and power to help people in need. He'll do anything to achieve his goals - bargain with the self-righteous, trade with the nefarious, even tell the truth. Instead of spending twenty-five-thousand dollars a plate at a fundraiser, he's dodging bullets in third world countries to hand deliver vaccines. It's a global adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth and will also inspire you.