Thursday, October 02, 2008

Paul Newman - the most generous individual of the 20th century

The Obits are the best part of the modern Economist ...
Paul Newman, actor and philanthropist | Paul Newman | The Economist

... In the end, the only self-reinvention that completely pleased him was the grinning man on the label of “Newman’s Own” balsamic dressing. His sauces and snacks, sold for charity from 1982 onwards (“shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good”), turned him into the most generous individual, relative to his income, in the 20th-century history of the United States....
Now that's one hell of an obit line. Nice work Mr. Newman.

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