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Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Explorers(m): 4:46pm On Sep 16
Billionaire fulfills lifelong dream - to die broke: Duty Free Shoppers co-founder Chuck Feeney, 89, gives his $8 billion fortune to charity - and says he is happier than ever (but has kept $2m for himself)

Former billionaire co-founder of airport retail giant Duty Free Shoppers has given away all of his massive wealth and is now broke, but insists he couldn't be happier.

Charles 'Chuck' Feeney, 89, raked in billions with the creation of Duty Free Shoppers with Robert Miller but wanted to die without any money.

The philanthropist was famous for his promise to give all his money away to charitable causes, a dream that was fulfilled this year in September after donating more than $8billion to charities, universities, and foundations through his organization Atlantic Philanthropies.

He gave $3.7billion to education, including nearly $1billion to his alma mater Cornell, more than $870million to human rights and social change including $62million in grants to abolish the death penalty in the US and $76million for grassroots campaigns supporting the passage of Obamacare, according to Forbes.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8735943/Billionaire-Duty-Free-Shoppers-founder-broke-giving-away-8billion-fortune.html?ito=social-facebook

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Explorers(m): 4:47pm On Sep 16
He also gave more than $700million in gifts to health causes ranging from a $270million grant to improve public healthcare in Vietnam to a $176million gift to the Global Brain Health Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.

One of his final gifts was a $350million donation for Cornell to build a technology campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

'Chuck was a cornerstone in terms of inspiration for the Giving Pledge,' Warren Buffett said.

'He's a model for us all. It's going to take me 12 years after my death to get done what he's doing within his lifetime.'

'Chuck created a path for other philanthropists to follow.

I remember meeting him before starting the Giving Pledge.

He told me we should encourage people not to give just 50 percent but as much as possible during their lifetime.

No one is a better example of that than Chuck.

Many people talk to me about how he inspired them. It is truly amazing,' Bill Gates said.

He kept aside $2million for his and his wife's retirement.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8735943/Billionaire-Duty-Free-Shoppers-founder-broke-giving-away-8billion-fortune.html?ito=social-facebook

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by majamajic(m): 4:47pm On Sep 16
Oyibo

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Explorers(m): 4:49pm On Sep 16
'He's a model for us all. It's going to take me 12 years after my death to get done what he's doing within his lifetime.'

Feeney left and Warren Buffett right.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8735943/Billionaire-Duty-Free-Shoppers-founder-broke-giving-away-8billion-fortune.html?ito=social-facebook

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Prechgold1180(f): 4:51pm On Sep 16
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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by dynicks(m): 4:53pm On Sep 16
E get as this life be honestly!!

This life just dey dangle from left to right; ain't balanced atall!

Anyways, e go reach my turn soon...that's for sure!!..
But until then, hustle's on; hope on 100; fingers crossed!!

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by hahn(m): 4:53pm On Sep 16
Where's my own share?

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by AdeniyiA(m): 4:54pm On Sep 16
He's had an encounter with Jesus..


Luke 18:22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”




Mark 8:36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Ghost1994: 4:54pm On Sep 16
Hmmmm this is impressive

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Karleb(m): 4:54pm On Sep 16
Na to go open charity remain o. wink

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by armadeo(m): 4:56pm On Sep 16
This is the real philanthropy.


I know I can never do this. Never. I will still hold like 1 billion dollars, not part with every cent.


For that reason I am in awe of this man.

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by iamyemiakins(m): 5:04pm On Sep 16
This life no just balance at all

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by CosmicPhoenix: 5:05pm On Sep 16
let's kidnap him and demand $50 billion ransom grin

hahn:
Where's my own share?

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by joseph1832(m): 5:11pm On Sep 16
Well done sir. I believe you've discovered the very truth which is, no matter how rich one becomes, your wealth will never follow you to the afterlife.

Kudos to you, sir.

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by oluwatosink: 5:11pm On Sep 16
This man is a real philanthropist.
Wealth is overrated . it is useless to you when you are gone,unless your children and family members inherit them. With the little you have now try to help the needy and the less privilege ones around you ,and if you don't have much be contended with what you have .


For What shall it profit a Man to gain the World and lose his soul to hell

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by decatalyst(m): 5:11pm On Sep 16
CosmicPhoenix:
let's kidnap him and demand $50 billion ransom grin

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by joseph1832(m): 5:13pm On Sep 16
armadeo:
This is the real philanthropy.

I know I can never do this. Never. I will still hold like 1 billion dollars, not part with every cent.

For that reason I am in awe of this man.
grin cheesy

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by jidobaba(m): 5:15pm On Sep 16
Prechgold1180:
that girl charity dey enjoy
You bet. cheesy

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by donPhill(m): 5:18pm On Sep 16
what a loud philanthropic gesture! E for reach me small for here na, Man pikin just broke anyhow

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by tillaman(m): 5:34pm On Sep 16
You are a rare rose in the garden of weeds

Rest in peace site!!
But then Make the money reach this side abeg

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Nmezor(f): 5:46pm On Sep 16
Wow, how nice of him.. .A true philanthropist he is

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by hahn(m): 5:56pm On Sep 16
CosmicPhoenix:
let's kidnap him and demand $50 billion ransom grin


He's now broke

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by CosmicPhoenix: 6:00pm On Sep 16
we can still sell his organs and collect his remaining $2 million.

hahn:


He's now broke

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by tendyjohn(m): 6:28pm On Sep 16
Wow! Great man indeed

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Buddy0: 6:29pm On Sep 16
Now that's a great man...

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Rich4god(m): 6:39pm On Sep 16
I wish some of our private jet owners will do this..

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by calmG(m): 6:48pm On Sep 16
This should be in front Page.

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 6:55pm On Sep 16
God just give me a fraction of the wisdom of these two men

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by ehinmowo: 8:18pm On Sep 16
God help me to live above what my brain could comprehend. And to be able to help those who truly need help. This defiles knowledge.

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Toyade888(m): 8:30pm On Sep 16
It's takes a lot to do what this great man just did.

Respect sir

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Kendumazy(m): 9:05pm On Sep 16
Mheen! This one loud

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Re: Charles Chuck Feeney Fulfills Dream To Die Poor, Gives ₦3.48 Trillion To Charity by Auladimeji1: 9:51pm On Sep 16
To be honest,I can't do it...I have families,friends and religious places to give

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