Chuck Feeney, co-founder of the
airport store chain of duty free shoppers, donated all of his fortune – $ 8
billion – to charity, according to Forbes. Now at the age of 89 Feeney has
nothing left, but he is extremely satisfied.
As a philanthropist, he pioneered the idea of giving throughout your life – donating
everything to charity instead of funding a foundation after his death.
“I’ve learned a lot. I’ve done some things a little differently, but I’m
very happy. I feel really good,” Feeney told Forbes.
Over the past four decades, the former billionaire has donated more than
$ 8 billion to charities and universities around the world through his Atlantic
On September 14, 2020, Feeney completed the mission he began 40 years
ago and signed the documents to complete the work of his foundation. Where did
the $ 8 billion go? Feeney donated $ 3.7 billion to education, nearly $ 1
billion went to Cornell University, and more than $ 870 million was donated to efforts
to advance human rights and social change.
Feeney donated more than $ 700 million to Health, $ 270 million to
improve public health care in Vietnam, and $ 176 million to a research
institute at the University of California at San Francisco. . He also donated $
350 million to build a technology center on Roosevelt Island, New York.