Philanthropist Walter Wang honored by DEA Educational Foundation


Walter Wang was given the lifetime achievement award from the Drug Enforcement Administration's Educational Foundation.

The billionaire philanthropist has supported the DEA's anti-drug efforts in many ways, including a program that keeps kids off the streets and away from drugs through dancing.

"Education makes a difference. Education minimizes drug usage and drug addiction," said Wang.

Wang's philanthropy also extends overseas. His Los Angeles-based company, JM Eagle, has provided piping for clean water to villages in Africa and China.

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