(Bloomberg) -- James E. Stowers Jr., who built a billion-dollar fortune as founder of the American Century Investments mutual fund company, then gave most of it away for medical research, has died. He was 90.

He died yesterday at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, following a period of declining health, the company said in a statement.

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