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November 5, 2014
David Rubenstein feels a duty to give back to the country that's given him so much; the Atlantic profiles his approach to "patriotic philanthropy" here.
"After purchasing the Magna Carta—the only one of 17 existing copies in the world to be in private hands—from Ross Perot at Sotheby's, Rubenstein recalled how he told reporters that he wanted to give it to 'the United States as a downpayment for my obligation to repay the country for everything I've had.' This, he said, is how he defines his principle of patriotic philanthropy, and his ongoing attempt to 'recognize the unique rights and freedoms we have this country.'" -- Sophie Gilbert, the Atlantic