Billionaire Who Wasn't How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune

ISBN-10: 158648642X

ISBN-13: 9781586486426

Edition: 2008

Authors: Conor O'Clery
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Description: Chuck Feeney was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to a blue-collar Irish-American family during the Depression. After service in the Korean War, he made a fortune as founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world's largest duty-free retail chain. By 1988, he was hailed by Forbes Magazine as the twenty-fourth richest American alive. But secretly Feeney had already transferred all his wealth to his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies. Only in 1997 when he sold his duty free interests, was he "outed" as one of the greatest and most mysterious American philanthropists in modern times. After going "underground" again, he emerged in 2005 to cooperate on a biography promoting giving while living. Now in his mid-seventies, Feeney is determined his foundation should spend down the remaining4 billion in his lifetime.

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 9/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814

Conor O'Clery is a journalist for The Irish Times who has specialized in Irish politics and Anglo-Irish relations. He is the author of Melting Snow and Daring Diplomacy.

Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Prologue
Making It
The Umbrella Boy
The Sandwich Man
Banging the Ring
Cockamamy Flyers
Riding the Tiger
The Perfect Storm
The Sandwich Islands
Hong Kong Crocodiles
Surrounding Japan
Going Underground
How Much Is Rich?
Boremuda
Four Guys in a Room
Rich Man, Poor Man
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
The Luck of the Irish
Leaving Money on the Table
Rich, Ruthless, and Determined
The Wise Man Cometh
Stepping Down
Show Me the Building
Four Guys in a Coffee Shop
Breaking Up
The French Connection
Musical Chairs
Cutting the Baby in Half
Erreur Strategique
Giving It Away
"A Great Op."
Golden Heart
Bowerbird
A Nation Transformed
Charity Begins at Home
Geographical Creep
The Old Turks
No Pockets in a Shroud
Not a Moment to Lose
Epilogue
Index
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