Chuck Feeney - Quotes

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I was with a special services unit in the Korean war, and when I got out, the biggest thing I got was a GI scholarship. ---->>>

It's the intelligent thing to be frugal. ---->>>

I suppose in the back of my mind I was always one of those guys who had a disdain for money. It had a value if you wanted to buy something, but if you didn't want to buy something, you didn't need it. ---->>>

A lot of wealthy people, they don't realize they have the alternatives of spending the money for good. ---->>>

How to become a millionaire? Become a billionaire first. ---->>>

I cannot think of a more personally rewarding and appropriate use of wealth than to give while one is living. ---->>>

I don't dislike money, but there's only so much money you can use. ---->>>

I had one idea that never changed in my mind - that you should use your wealth to help people. ---->>>

I happen to enjoy grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. ---->>>

I want the last cheque I write to bounce. ---->>>

I was raised as a Catholic, but I got up to go to church because I thought I'd be hit by a bolt of lightning if I didn't. ---->>>

I'd be the last guy to tell a wealthy person what to do with their money. They're entitled to do whatever they want. ---->>>

I'm a competitive type of person, whether it's playing a game of basketball or playing business games. ---->>>

I'm a shabby dresser. ---->>>

It is logical for a U.S. person to give their money away while they are alive, as the government will take it from you when you die in taxes. ---->>>

Most large companies structure their affairs so that they minimize their tax payments. As long as you do it within the law, it's OK. ---->>>

People who have money have an obligation. I wouldn't say I'm entitled to tell them what to do with it but to use it wisely. ---->>>

There are restaurants you can go in and pay $100 a person for a meal. I get as much satisfaction out of paying $25. ---->>>

When you are 81 years old, you don't really need a lot of the trappings of wealth. ---->>>

When you've got the money, you spend it. When you've spent it all, let someone else get going and spend theirs. ---->>>

I always tried to live my life as though nothing changed. People would say, 'You can have a Rolls-Royce'. I'd say to that, 'What do I want with a Rolls-Royce when I can have a Volkswagen or a bike?' Some people get carried away with the juice. ---->>>

I became convinced that there was greater satisfaction from giving my money away and seeing something come out of the ground, like a hospital or a university. ---->>>

I believe strongly in 'giving while living.' I see little reason to delay giving when so much good can be achieved through supporting worthwhile causes today. Besides, it's a lot more fun to give while you live than to give while you are dead. ---->>>

I believe that people of substantial wealth potentially create problems for future generations unless they themselves accept responsibility to use their wealth during their lifetime to help worthwhile causes. ---->>>

I watched a little girl cover her face up and leave her hands in front of her mouth. I saw that girl after surgery, and she was smiling... that's a great source of satisfaction. ---->>>

People used to ask me how I got my jollies, and I guess I'm happy when what I'm doing is helping people and unhappy when what I'm doing isn't helping people. ---->>>

They decided as part of my 75th birthday celebrations that I would be entitled to fly first class. I'll be honest, I'm not good at flying anymore. To my credit, I can stretch out on two coach seats. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 04-23, 1931
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation: Businessman

Charles Francis "Chuck" Feeney (born April 23, 1931) is an Irish-American businessman and philanthropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. He made his fortune as a co-founder of the Duty Free Shoppers Group, which pioneered the concept of duty-free shopping (wikipedia)