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The Billionaire Who Wasn't

How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune

by Conor O'Clery

Hardcover, 337 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.95 |

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The Billionaire Who Wasn't
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How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune
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Conor O'Clery

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Furnishes an intriguing portrait of the secret life of Chuck Feeney, one of America's wealthiest men, whose frugal lifestyle belies his determination to give away his money before his death and who transferred his entire fortune to his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, in order to achieve his goal.

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