A philanthropist, Chuck Feeney, who was a co-founder of Duty-Free Shoppers Group and 38-year-old, has signed the dissolution papers of both the global companies in September. He has given all of his wealth for the welfare of his country and his people.
Chuck started his subsidiary business, anonymously in 1982 with the support of his family and dedicated his life to serving others. He launched the Atlantic Foundation in 1984 which later became the Atlantic Philanthropies.
Chuck continued his working anonymously but in 1996 his anonymity was revealed by The New York Times. People came to know about him and after that he became inspiration for people. He was known as the “James Bond of Philanthropy”.
Chuck had made the decision of donating all of his wealth by 2020, many years ago. Chuck wanted to make a difference in the lives of people around him.
According to Chuck, giving while living is the best investment one can make for a lifetime, and even after that. It certainly makes an everlasting effect. Chuck believes that the reward from the donation you make will be received now and afterwards.
Warren Buffet has said about Chuck that he has set an example to follow. He is my favorite and everyone’s favorite.
Chuck donated $350 million to a city of New York, Roosevelt Island. His further donations include $3.7 billion to education, 76$ to Obama care, $870 million for the encouragement of human rights, and many others.
Chuck is now 89 years old and lives with his wife in a small apartment and has saved just $2 million to spend over himself and his wife for the rest of their lives.