The Billionaire Who Wasn't

Author: Conor O'Clery

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781610393348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 7854


This substantially updated edition of the Business Week bestseller and an Economist “Best Book of the year” tells the story of the secretive billionaire-turned-philanthropist, who is determined to give away his fortune before he dies. Chuck Feeney was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to a blue-collar Irish-American family during the Depression. After service in the Korean War, he made a fortune as founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world's largest duty-free retail chain. By 1988, he was hailed by Forbes Magazine as the twenty-fourth richest American alive. But secretly Feeney had already transferred all his wealth to his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies. Only in 1997 when he sold his duty free interests, was he “outed” as one of the greatest and most mysterious American philanthropists in modern times. After going “underground” again, he emerged in 2005 to cooperate on a biography promoting giving while living. Now in his mid-seventies, Feeney is determined his foundation should spend down the remaining 4 billion in his lifetime.

The Billionaire Who Wasn't

Author: Conor O'Clery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 161039335X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 700


The astonishing life of the modest New Jersey businessman who anonymously gave away 10 billion dollars and inspired the "giving while living" movement. In this bestselling book, Conor O'Clery reveals the inspiring life story of Chuck Feeney, known as the "James Bond of philanthropy." Feeney was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to a blue-collar Irish-American family during the Depression. After service in the Korean War, he made a fortune as founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world's largest duty-free retail chain. By 1988, he was hailed by Forbes Magazine as the twenty-fourth richest American alive. But secretly Feeney had already transferred all his wealth to his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies. Only in 1997 when he sold his duty free interests, was he "outed" as one of the greatest and most mysterious American philanthropists in modern times, who had anonymously funded hospitals and universities from San Francisco to Limerick to New York to Brisbane. His example convinced Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to give away their fortunes during their lifetime, known as the giving pledge.

After the Billionaire's Wedding Vows...

Author: Lucy Monroe

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488073139

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2615


Can this Greek marriage go the distance? Find out in this passionate and dramatic romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Lucy Monroe! First came passion, then came vows… What comes after “I do”? Greek tycoon Andros Kristalakis knew that his white-hot whirlwind romance with Polly could end only one way—with her wearing his ring! He offered her his world of unbelievable luxury while he ruled his family’s business empire. But that was all he could give. Now pregnant Polly has revealed that for the past five years she’s secretly craved more! With his marriage on the line, Andros must choose—because closing the distance between himself and Polly will mean destroying the protective barriers he’s long fought to keep intact… From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds.

The Billionaire's Handler

Author: Jennifer Greene

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781426874833

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5639


A whopping ten-million-dollar inheritance should have been Carolina Daniels's dream come true. Instead, the money brought nothing but vultures looking for their share of the wealth. Fortunately for her, the generous gift also came with a rescuer: sexy billionaire Maguire Cochran. Instinct told Maguire that the generous inheritance his father had given Carolina for saving his son would send her running for help. His plan? To be her "knight in shining armor" and show her how to toughen up. Whisking her off for a luxurious getaway—complete with a romantic dinner or two—was all part of the arrangement. But letting the considerate, passionate schoolteacher give him a lesson in love—and transform his heart—was not….

The Billionaire's Masquerade

Author: Elizabeth Lennox

Publisher: Elizabeth Lennox

ISBN: 1940134706

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 8417


Growing up in poverty made a lasting impression on Rachel. As a result, she is determined to never again go through the pain and humiliation of being poor. The first step in her strategy for wealth and success is an internship with the reclusive Emerson Watson, investment broker extraordinaire. Learning his strategies will take her to the top – exactly where she wants to be! What she doesn’t anticipate is finding “Jack” along the way. A simple handyman, he makes her laugh and sigh with pleasure. He makes her forget her goals. But with his meager lifestyle, Jack cannot be in her future. Emerson Jackson Watson spies the lovely Rachel coming around the corner in her sexy, red heels. And he promises himself that he is going to have her. Unfortunately, the lovely Rachel is looking for the other side of him – the side he doesn’t want to show her. She wants Emerson – the debonair wizard of Wall Street – when he knows what she really needs is Jack – the down-to-earth jack of all trades. How can he show her that the life she thinks she wants isn’t what she needs? That she needs him…

The Billionaire's Return (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 4)

Author: Ava Miles

Publisher: Ava Miles Inc.

ISBN: 1940565367

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 6454


**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers.** Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family. International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a magical four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself, Paris, guaranteed to tempt your taste buds and capture your imagination. Margie Lancaster has traveled home to Dare Valley with a broken heart. Her time with Evan Michaels had to end since the opening of her new bakery is just around the corner. But Evan isn't finished with his Pocket Venus. He returns to Dare Valley in all his billionaire alpha glory determined to find a way to keep Margie and the true love between them—even after all the secrets he kept from her. As he attempts to forge a life for himself in the small town, can Margie overcome her tragic past enough to find her happily ever after with Evan? And can Evan discover his true happiness again by re-inventing himself before all the money and glory got in the way? Books in this mini-series include: THE BILLIONAIRE’S GAMBLE: #1 THE BILLIONAIRE’S SECRET: #2 THE BILLIONAIRE’S COURTSHIP: #3 THE BILLIONAIRE’S RETURN: #4 PRAISE: "Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land "On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog “The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly "I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog "Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything

The Billionaire’s Secret

Author: Meghann Whistler

Publisher: Meghann Whistler

ISBN: 1737730413

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4332


Stranded with the woman of his dreams... but will his big secret break her heart? Winner of the Contemporary Romance Category of the Selah Awards! When Ryan Lawson’s business partners force him to go on a wilderness retreat to come to terms with a shocking diagnosis, the last thing on Ryan’s mind is romance. But when he’s stranded in the woods with a sweet young event planner, all thoughts of business take a back seat to her girl-next-door appeal. Fresh off a bad breakup, Zara Georgopoulos comes to Vermont to help her terminally ill mom work through her bucket list—not fall in love with a man who’s the exact opposite of her usual type. But when Ryan starts working his way into her heart with his kindness and generosity, she needs to make a decision: Trust the biotech billionaire not to walk all over her, or go back to guarding her heart. Stuck in the wilds of Vermont, they forge a tenuous connection. When Ryan finally shares the truth about his illness, will it bring them closer together . . . or shatter Zara’s trust in him for good? Inspired by 2 Corinthians 12:9, The Billionaire’s Secret is a sweet inspirational romance with a swoony hero, LOTS of entertaining banter, and a strong Christian message. Download your copy today! *** What Readers Are Saying About This Book... ❤️ “A sweet story of how God’s love gives hope even in the hard times.” —Terri, Goodreads ❤️ “I never considered a book about billionaires could be a book of substance and depth, but I was totally wrong!” —Tracey, Goodreads ❤️ “A great read that will bring a smile to your face and love to your heart!” —Elaine, Goodreads ❤️ “Warm, inspiring, romantic. Loved the characters and the twists in the story.” —Cathleen, Goodreads ❤️ “A sweet, uplifting story of finding love in the most unexpected circumstance.” —Sam, Goodreads ❤️ “Loved this story! Read it in one sitting. Just an all around good read.” —Anne, Goodreads ❤️ “Billionaire romances are not my thing usually, but Ryan is not your typical billionaire. His character is layered and relatable.” —Beth, Goodreads ❤️ “A sweet engaging love story that made me laugh out loud at times.” —Nicole, Goodreads ❤️ “The way the main characters worked through their differences of opinion and their issues was realistic and inspiring.” —RD, Goodreads ❤️ “Lots of sweet swoony romance in down to earth, grounded relationships.” —W, Goodreads ❤️ “I thoroughly enjoyed this quick, engaging, clean romance.” —Lynette, Goodreads ❤️ “The romance between the hero and heroine was very sweet and well paced.” —Megan, Goodreads ❤️ “This book is very realistic & inspirational. I didn’t want to put it down.” —Chris, Goodreads ❤️ “I loved that Ryan and Zara were both givers of themselves and cared about others so passionately. They wanted to walk out their Christian faith.” —Cheryl, Goodreads ❤️ “This was a fabulous read.” —Melissa T, Goodreads ❤️ “A sweet romantic book with relatable characters.” —Allyson, Goodreads ❤️ “Ryan was such a humble, down-to-earth, wealthy guy that I couldn’t wait to see how his happily ever after was going to work out for him.” —Lisa, Goodreads ❤️ “A positive story filled with romance and wonderful characters.” —Delphia, Goodreads ❤️ “Meghann Whistler’s writing style is so good, I felt like the characters were people I knew.” —Judi, Goodreads ❤️ “Such a sweet, heartwarming book.” —Jessica, Goodreads ❤️ “I read it in one day... I bet you will too!” —Heather, Goodreads ❤️ “The author’s attention to character details is amazing. She truly makes you want to dive into the story and keep reading until the end.” —Melissa, Goodreads ❤️ “A sweet, well-written book filled with love, family, and inspiration. I loved it. You will too.” —Anna, Goodreads *** Topics: Christian fiction, Christian romance, inspirational romance, clean romance, sweet romance, clean and wholesome romance, contemporary romance, billionaire romance, heartwarming novel, uplifting read, Hallmark movie-style love story, swoony rich romantic hero, HEA, witty banter, entertaining dialogue, romance fiction, happily ever after, good guy hero, romance books, emotional romance, autoimmune disorder, inspirational fiction, 2 Corinthians 12:9, clean romance novels for women, a heartwarming story about a man, good Christian man, determined hero gets the girl, fun flirty stories Perfect for fans of: Laurel Blount, Janet Tronstad, Patricia Johns, Lisa Carter, Tina Radcliffe, Lee Tobin McClain, Melissa Tagg, Linda Goodnight, Ruth Logan Herne, Nicole Deese, Hallee Bridgeman, Lois Richer, Jillian Hart, Kathryn Springer, Arlene James, Liz Isaacson, Evangeline Kelly, Emma St. Clair, Melissa Storm, Melissa McClone, Becky Wade, Lorana Hoopes, Mindy Obenhaus, Lisa Jordan, Jill Weatherholt, Belle Calhoun, Jill Lynn, Jill Kemerer, Brenda Minton, Allie Pleiter, Renee Ryan, Jolene Navarro, Myra Johnson, Deb Kastner, Shannon Taylor Vannatter, Danica Favorite, Susan May Warren, Courtney Walsh, Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Billionaire's Daddy Test

Author: Charlene Sands

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460384342

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8585


Will a Moonlight Beach bachelor make the grade as a father…and a lover? Find out in this novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands. Left to care for her late sister's baby, Mia D'Angelo goes on a secret mission to find out if the missing father would make good daddy material. But when she tracks down Adam Chase at his beachfront mansion, her plan spins out of control and they're soon dating! It isn't long before the reclusive billionaire realizes Mia's keeping a huge secret about the child he never knew he had. Can this guarded man learn to trust Mia after her initial deception…and trust himself around this incredibly sexy woman?

The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby

Author: Kira Archer

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1640634568

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 7990


One minute, pregnant Leah Andrews is throwing up over the side of a yacht and the next, she's married to party boy Brooks. It's an arrangement born of sheer desperation to save her job, but now the tabloids are all over them, their friends are running a pool betting on whether they'll actually stay married until Baby Day, and worst of all, she and her new husband might just be falling for one another. But they belong in opposite worlds. It'll never work. Billionaire app developer Brooks Larson lives his life on the light side. Until he tries to play hero and claims to be Leah's husband. Now he's up to his ears in Lamaze classes, baby powder...and unexpected marital bliss. But he'd make a rotten husband and horrible father. Leah and the baby deserve so much better. Add in major baby daddy drama and the whole situation is the worst idea EVER. But sometimes those bad ideas might just be the best ones. Each book in the Winning the Billionaire series is STANDALONE: * 69 Million Things I Hate About You * The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby

The Billionaire's Private Scandal

Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1640630414

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 1015


Megan Carlton’s secret affair with financier Brandon Knight ended when he pulled off a hostile takeover of her family’s hotel empire and then kissed another woman. Broke and alone, Megan starts a new life and learns to stand on her own, then Brandon finds her serving coffee and surviving on tips and tries to pull her back into her old life and his arms. She thought she was over him, and she certainly can’t ever trust him again. But what her head knows and her heart feels are two different things. Brandon was used to always getting what he wanted, then the woman he loves disappeared without a word. When he finds her months later working as a barista, he wonders if she’s suffering from amnesia. Getting a scalding Americano to the chest proves she recognizes him, but she’s got the situation—and him—all wrong. Now all he has to do is prove it. Each book in the Invested in Love series is STANDALONE: *Compromising Positions *The Billionaire's Runaway Fiancee *The Billionaire's Private Scandal *The Billionaire's Holiday Engagement *The Billionaire's Reluctant Fiancee