Charles Francis "Chuck" Feeney (born April 23, 1931) is an Irish-American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world.
Charles Francis Feeney
April 23, 1931
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
|Citizenship||Ireland & United States|
|Alma mater||St. Mary of the Assumption High School Cornell University|
|Spouse(s)||m. Helga Feeney|
|Children||Juliette, Caroleen, Diane, Leslie and Patrick|
Feeney made his fortune as a co-founder of the Duty Free Shoppers Group, which pioneered the idea of duty-free shopping. Feeney gave away his fortune in secret for many years, until a business dispute resulted in his identity being revealed in 1997. Over the course of his life, Feeney has given away more than $8 billion.
- Dwyer, Jim (2007-09-26). "Out of Sight, Till Now, and Giving Away Billions". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-09-30.
- Miller, Judith (1997-01-23). "He Gave Away $600 Million, and No One Knew". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- Dwyer, Jim (2017-01-05). "'James Bond of Philanthropy' Gives Away the Last of His Fortune". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- Taoiseach launches Chuck Feeney Biography at Trinity College Dublin
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