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|
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.
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.
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- 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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