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Manthos & Georgios Rizaris | Greek Benefactors | Innovative Ventures and Philanthropic Pursuits

Updated: Mar 4


George Papadellis | SG Head

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The brothers Manthos Rizaris (1764-1824) and Georgios Rizaris (1769-1842) were renowned Greek entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists, members of Filiki Eteria, who made their mark in the business world with their entrepreneurial vision, hard work, and innovative ideas. In this article, we provide a short biography of Manthos and Georgios Rizaris, highlighting their accomplishments and contributions to society.

Georgios Rizaris

Georgios Rizaris | Painting by: Anastasios Goudas (1816-1882), Bioi Paralliloi (in the public domain)

Early Life and Education

Manthos and Georgios were born and raised in Athens. They both attended the University of Athens, where they pursued degrees in Business Administration, becoming known for their exceptional academic performance and their special leadership skills.

Business Ventures

After completing their education, Manthos and Georgios Rizaris founded several successful businesses in real estate, hospitality and investments. They also established a leading Greek energy and utilities company, which was at the forefront of the country's energy sector for over a decade.

Rizaris' Philanthropy

Manthos and Georgios Rizaris were committed to giving back to their community. They donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes, including education, healthcare, and environment. They supported the Greek Revolution with huge funds and they both got early involved actively with trade, making a fortune. With their financial aid they helped poor people, orphans and people suffering from armed conflicts. Their philanthropic efforts earned them widespread recognition and respect.

Monodendri Village  |  Shiny Greece

Monodendri Village with Vikos Gorde in the Back, Birthplace of Manthos & Georgios Rizaris | Photo by: No machine-readable author provided. Vincent C~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims)., Village de Monodendri, cropped by Shiny Greece, CC BY-SA 3.0


Manthos and Georgios Rizaris are exemplary individuals who have made significant contributions to the Greek business world and society. Their entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and philanthropic efforts have inspired many people around the world. They are true role models and a source of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders.


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