A hedge fund tycoon who gave away his fortune before committing suicide this week was praised today as a “legend” who “had a passion to get things done in the world.”
Robert Wilson, 87, jumped to his death off The San Remo apartment building, a prestigious New York City address on Central Park West.
In the years before his death, he pledged to give away his entire fortune – some $800 million.
“Robert W. Wilson was a Wall Street legend who became a prominent philanthropist,” said Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund.
Wilson donated $100 million to the organization and challenged others to donate more, Krupp said.
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