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Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions
Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions

Sean Lourdes had a meeting, and why not here, at one of the most lavish estates in Los Angeles — a 48,000-square-foot palace on the slopes of Bel-Air? When his guest arrived in the mansion's circular driveway, the young philanthropist retreated inside and let a butler open the massive front door. Sitting at the keyboard of a grand piano, Lourdes played his visitor into an ornate drawing room with a number from the musical "Cats." In Saint Laurent shoes and linen jacket, with a voice seldom raised above a library hush, the self-described "third-generation heir" appeared every inch the lord of the manor. He explained, however, that he was just using the...

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