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The Billionaire Who Wasn't - by Conor O'Clery (Paperback)

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  • The astonishing life of the modest New Jersey businessman who anonymously gave away 10 billion dollars and inspired the "giving while living" movement.
  • About the Author: Conor O'Clery is an award-winning journalist and author who served as foreign correspondent for the Irish Times in London, Moscow, Beijing, Washington, and New York.
  • 432 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Business

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About the Book



In this tale of one of the greatest untold retail triumphs of the 20th century, O'Clery recounts how Chuck Feeney, founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the worlds largest duty-free retail chain, made--and then gave away--a fortune without anyone knowing.



Book Synopsis



The astonishing life of the modest New Jersey businessman who anonymously gave away 10 billion dollars and inspired the "giving while living" movement.

In this bestselling book, Conor O'Clery reveals the inspiring life story of Chuck Feeney, known as the "James Bond of philanthropy." 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, who had anonymously funded hospitals and universities from San Francisco to Limerick to New York to Brisbane. His example convinced Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to give away their fortunes during their lifetime, known as the giving pledge.



About the Author



Conor O'Clery is an award-winning journalist and author who served as foreign correspondent for the Irish Times in London, Moscow, Beijing, Washington, and New York. He has written books on Russian, Irish, and American politics. He now lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Business
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Number of Pages: 432
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Format: Paperback
Author: Conor O'Clery
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2013
TCIN: 77051663
UPC: 9781610393348
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4583
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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