Chuck Feeney

Chuck Feeney


Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: April 23, 1931
Age: 85 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus


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

It's the intelligent thing to be frugal.

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.

How to become a millionaire? Become a billionaire first.

I want the last cheque I write to bounce.

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.

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 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.

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 happen to enjoy grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.

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.

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