Secret Billionaire – The Chuck Feeney Story (Documentary)

Secret Billionaire – The Chuck Feeney Story (Documentary)

Chuck Feeney has just put into practice something he had been considering for many years. He has decided that all the vast wealth he accumulated in his lifetime should be given away while he is still alive. The graying but well preserved 72-year-old New Jersey native persuaded the board of Atlantic Philanthropies, which he created two decades ago, to convert its $4 billion in assets into cash, disperse it to good causes over the next 12 to 15 years, and shut up shop.

It is better, he reckons, to concentrate its vast resources on the problems of today, and leave it to the next generation of philanthropists to address the issues of the future. He hopes his example of giving now to make a meaningful impact will encourage other philanthropists to increase their charitable giving while alive. He is convinced that it is the right thing to do. He intends that “Giving While Living” should be his legacy.

For this reason, Chuck Feeney broke a life-long practice of avoiding the media and agreed for the first time to talk about his rise from modest beginnings to billionaire status as the founder of Duty Free Shops and about his decision to give it all away.

Source via Youtube.

The Homeless who Became a Millionaire, Chris Gardner Speaks In Detail About His Life

Here is the story of Chris Gardner which was the basis for the movie and book, “The Pursuit of Happyness.” I don’t think there is really any lower you can go in life and to work your way out is just amazing, but also a reminder that each of us has the capacity to do amazing things. We all have problems, but are yours much worse than his were?

 

part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMWF68L8dms

part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMevF5HVbRY

part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-NoFVyPqf4

part 5:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7rhfApYkNE

part 6:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdzwvpB8cGc