Charles and Helga Feeney – giving while living

I loved Forbes’ piece on Charles “Chuck” Feeney. He became a billionaire by co-founding Duty Free Shoppers, decided to give it all away, and completed the project over four decades.

Aside from 2 million dollars he’s saved for their retirement, Chuck and Helga Feeney gave away eight billion dollars. They targeted wrapping up this project in 2020 and shuttered Atlantic Philanthropies on September 14th.

In his words – “We learned a lot. We would do some things differently, but I am very satisfied. I feel very good about completing this on my watch,”

I was reminded of the saying – “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Make a life they did.