Meet the billionaire who secretly gave away R100b+ to those in need

Meet the billionaire who secretly gave away R100b+ to those in need

Of all the generous millionaires and billionaires out there, Chuck Feeney is considered the greatest of them all. He secretly gave away more than R100 billion to people in need, and never wanted attention for it.

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There are a number of great philanthropists in the world - people who genuinely want to help people in need without asking for glory or fame in return.

Of the kindhearted people, Chuck Feeney is seen as the best of the best. The Irish-American businessman has secretly given away most of his fortune over the last 30 years.

His fortune which was once worth about R100 billion.

According to a report by, Chuck's fortune is now only worth about R19 million.

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It has always been Chuck's wish to give away most of his fortune to those in need, and it seems like he succeeded. gathered that Chuck pumped money into countries like South Africa, Ireland, Vietnam and Australia, to name a few.

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He often donated to civil rights, science, healthcare and education, and most charities never even knew where the money came from.

For those curious about who Chuck is, here's a doccie on the man behind the billions. (It's about 57 minutes long.)

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