Chuck Feeney lives a very modest life. He no longer owns a house or even a car. It’s a far cry from the days when he was worth $8 billion. Chuck was born during the Great Depression, a time of belt-tightening poverty for much of the country. Chuck grew up in a tough Irish-American neighborhood in New Jersey. His mother was a nurse whose life mission was to help others. She was a shining example to Chuck.
While on vacation in one of the southern isles, a wealthy businessman was taking a morning stroll along the beach after breakfast. He arrived at a pier just as a small boat was docking. Inside the vessel was a young fisherman with two freshly caught tuna fish.
Throughout his life, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus wore many hats. He was a humble farmer, an aristocrat, and a member of the patrician class. He was given absolute power over the people of ancient Rome on two occasions and voluntarily gave it up each time. What made Cincinnatus famous in his time – and a legend in ours – is the fact that he was an honorable man.