|Photograph of Charles F. Feeney in 2007. Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times|
Charles F. Feeney, 80, a Cornell alumnus who made billions of dollars through Duty Free Shoppers, has spent much of the last three decades giving away his fortune through his foundation Atlantic Philanthropies.
RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA reports in The New York Times today that Mr. Feeney has given a gift of $350 million for Cornell Tech School.
Mr. Feeney, a native of Elizabeth, N.J., is known for his frugality — he flies coach, owns neither a home nor a car, and wears a $15 watch — as well as his philanthropic generosity, particularly to medical research.
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