Doug MacCarthy was an architect and builder until he went blind in his early 30s. He switched careers and became a banker before becoming a financial adviser.
He made lots of money and knew how to raise more. He became a patron and fundraiser for the arts in St. Louis. He was one of the founders of what is now the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
He lived on a 2-acre estate in Ladue surrounded by a garden that's been called one of the most beautiful in America. The two homes on his estate are filled with a fabulous collection of artworks, none of which he could see