“For many years, an elderly Seattle man lived very frugally even wearing sweaters with holes in the elbows so no one would know just how wealthy he was. He was so careful with his money that he used food coupons and only ever used public transport. He was an extremely simple man. He would dressed in button-up shirts and wool sweatshirts and khaki slacks and came into the dining room every night punctually at opening. He’d order the same things like clockwork and promptly finish his meal, then leave. Mostly kept to himself but wasn’t rude by any measure. He was a frugal attorney who wanted to build a big net worth to give to charity. He loved studying stocks, he was able to amass a $188,000,000+ fortune that was just revealed when the charitable trusts he had setup to distribute the funds upon his death began writing large checks to educational and humanitarian institutions. The hospital’s research center will receive the largest portion of a $188 million charitable trust left by Jack MacDonald, who died at the age of 98 after decades of secret philanthropy.“ – Seattle Times
“His hobby was the stock market, and he delighted in watching his trust increase in value to benefit local charities.”
Each year, everyone only cares about social media and how they are seen by others that don’t even matter to them. People are being shot at schools and malls. We take college courses focused on only making money. Some even enroll in grad school based solely on average salary per year, the rest of the society is getting crazier and lazier by the minute.