September 27, 2007
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RARE INTERVIEW WITH BILLIONAIRE CHUCK FEENEY
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September 27, 2007; Washington, D.C. – In a rare interview, billionaire and founder of Duty Free Shoppers Chuck Feeney talks with James Hattori, substitute host of Weekend Edition Sunday, about his plan to give away all his money before he dies. Mr. Feeney was born into a blue-collar Irish-American family during the Depression, fought in the Korean War, and eventually made a fortune as founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world’s largest duty-free retail chain. Mr. Feeney transferred all the money he made from his lucrative businesses to a foundation he created called Atlantic Philanthropies. Now in his mid-seventies, Mr. Feeney is having his foundation spend its remaining $4 billion during the next decade. Chuck Feeney calls it “giving while living.”

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