* 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

I researched the Philippine and Thai philanthropists for this 2008 Forbes Asia feature. Finding Filipinos is easy. Thais … not so much.

Great fortunes are being made in Asia, and those fortunes are increasingly earmarked for philanthropy. Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing has pledged to leave one-third of his $32 billion fortune to charity. Anil Agarwal has committed $1 billion toward creating a new university in India. Yang Huiyan, China’s richest person …