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June 01, 2015
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‘I Had One Foot in the Silk and One Foot in the Mud’

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PRIVILEGE AND TRAGEDY: Albina du Boisrouvray inherited aristocratic status and wealth from her father. The death of her son at age 24 had a lasting impact on her philanthropy.

Albina du Boisrouvray has been a journalist, a film producer, and a war-zone aid worker. She’s also an heiress who has given at least $100-million to charity, although she says the word "philanthropist" doesn’t belong on her résumé.

"I’m a...

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