Despite having been one of the wealthiest and most influential people on the planet, Chuck Feeney now wears a $15 watch, eats in diners, flies economy and doesn't own a car. He refuses to be interviewed or photographed and, until very recently, refused to allow his name to be connected to any of the projects he funds.
Born in New Jersey during the Great Depression, Feeney became a billionaire many times over in the Sixties when he co-founded the Duty Free Shoppers Group. However Feeney found that his vast wealth sat uneasily with him, and has spent the past 25 years devising ways to give it all away.
In this exclusive documentary, the self-styled ‘shabby philanthropist’ talks for the first time ever about his remarkable life.
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