Former billionaire Chuck Feeney has made headlines after donating most of his wealth – so what’s his net worth now?
Chuck Feeney has fulfilled his philanthropic target by donating his fortune and setting an important example to fellow billionaires around the world.
The businessman has given more than $8 billion in anonymous donations through his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Forbes has reported.
So, let’s find more about Chuck Feeney’s net worth now after he donated a large amount of his wealth.
Who is Chuck Feeney?
Chuck is an Irish-American businessman and philanthropist. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in April 1931 and turned 89 years old this year.
Chuck graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
He is the co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers Group which became the pioneer of duty free shopping.
In 2010, he received the Cornell Icon of Industry Awards, while in 2012 Chuck got Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award for Irish Abroad.
Chuck Feeney’s net worth
Chuck Feeney’s estimated net worth is $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Forbes has reported that the former billionaire has given away more than $8 billion over the last forty years.
He gave $3.7 billion to education, more than $870 million to human rights and social change campaigns and $76 million to grassroots organisations.
Moreover, one of Chuck’s donations is $350 million for the construction of a technology campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.
People react to Chuck Feeney’s donations
A number of social media users have taken to Twitter to share their reactions, with many calling Chuck a “hero”.
One Twitter user reacted: “We need more men like Chuck Feeney in the world. He is a real hero.”
Someone else tweeted: “Chuck Feeney had $8 billion and decided to give it away. Yesterday, he gave his last dollar. A story we need right now…”