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Hopkins alum behind secret $13b Charity

Hopkins alum behind secret $13b Charity

A Hopkins grad and his two business partners have for two decades been giving away about 13 billion dollars—for everything from Huntington's Disease research to the rights of land mine victims; the liberal Project Vote's Sanford Newman to the conservative Hudson Institute. Their philanthropic range and power would set them among the nation's largest charities--but they've been working in secrecy.

—the local guy is Andrew Shechtel (pictured, from an appreciation of his mathematical mentor

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)—and tries mightily to get them to talk. They don't, but the story's worth a read anyway.  There are hedge funds, quants, many, many entertainingly-named foundations and shell companies and even a cameo by Michael Milken. If you're  curious about Schectel's political contributions, they are

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