Journalists

Thursday 20 September 2018

Samantha McCaughren

Philip Berber’s house in Austin, Texas

Samantha McCaughren: Home where heart is for philanthropist Berber 

"To have been blessed with success in business was exciting, but to be able to use those skills to help make a real difference in the lives of so many is fulfilling and purposeful." So says Texan-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Philip Berber, who sold his share-trading firm CyberCorp to Charles Schwab for a sweet $488m in 2000. The Dubliner - who co-founded the charity 'A Glimmer of Hope' with his wife Donna to reduce extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia, as well as helping charities in Austin, Texas - is counting his blessings now that their children have flown the nest.