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The billionaire who wasn't : how Chuck Feeney secretly made and gave away a fortune

Author: Conor O'Clery
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chuck 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Clery, Conor.
Billionaire who wasn't.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007
(DLC) 2007299698
(OCoLC)148913694
Named Person: Chuck Feeney; Chuck Feeney
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Conor O'Clery
ISBN: 9780786726288 0786726288 9781586486426 158648642X 9781586486310 1586486314 1283139227 9781283139229
OCLC Number: 299780851
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 337 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Making it --
Going underground --
Breaking up --
Giving it away.
Responsibility: Conor O'Clery.

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A biography of one of the world's richest and most secretive donors that tells the story of how Chuck Feeney made his millions - buying and selling in post second world war Europe and Asia - and how  Read more...

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