The 89-year-old tycoon donated $ 8 billion while living in a modest dormitory-like apartment

The 89-year-old tycoon donated $ 8 billion while living in a modest dormitory-like apartment.

Charles "Chuck" Feeney, 89, co-founder of the airport's duty-free shops, made billions in his lifetime while living humbly in a college-like dormitory apartment.

 A firm believer in the motto "Donate while you're alive", he has donated $ 8 billion through his Atlantic Philanthropy Foundation to various charities, universities and foundations around the world, and does so anonymously every time he donates.

"He is an example to all of us. It will take me 12 years after my death to do what I do in my life", said Warren Buffett.

 Asked why he was doing so, he replied:

"I see no reason to delay giving when so much good can be achieved by supporting useful causes. Besides, it's a lot more fun to give while you're alive than to give while you're dead."

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