I’ve given away £500m: Laurie Marsh recounts his life of philanthropy
Ever heard of Laurie Marsh? If not, you aren’t alone, which is just the way Britain’s philanthropic equivalent of Microsoft founder Bill Gates has always wanted it… until now.
Since walking away from his multi million-pound property business 37 years ago, disgusted by corporate greed and his own riches, Laurie, now 86, has given away more than £500million.
It is quite a feat that he has sidestepped the limelight for so long given that he has also produced 75 movies, saved West End theatres from closure, and counted Lord Brian Rix as his “best buddy” until his death last month.
He has... read more
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