And why don't you know about him? Because he's not one of those wealthy types that use their philanthropy for glory and fame. He prefers to fly under the radar. The fact that he allowed the New York Times write him up is unusual for him.
In a story that will restore your faith in humanity, especially after yesterday's Chicago four-on-one hate crime, the tale of Charles F. Feeney's quest to appoint his multi-billion dollar fortune to schools and foundations will give you hope for a seemingly dark future.
In this New York Times feature, Mr. Feeney talks about completing his personal goal of "living while giving" his personal wealth away to groups that fostered higher education, public health, human rights and scientific research by the end of 2016 -- it was his personal goal.
He gave away $8 billion and kept $2 million for himself and his wife to live on in an apartment in San Francisco because as he says, "You can only wear one pair of pants at a time."