A Sobering Post

I strive to keep things upbeat here at The Surprise Millionaires however I recently discovered some information I would like to share.  By chance I viewed two separate crime programs profiling gentleman that we would categorize as “Surprise Millionaires”.  These gentleman unfortunately met with foul play specifically because of their wealth.

This underscores the reasoning why our Surprise Millionaires very wisely keep their wealth a secret.  It appears that the wrong people were trusted or were somehow made aware of the victim’s wealth in these situations which resulted in tragedy.  If you have a “Surprise Millionaire” in your life please encourage them to be very careful about who they share this information with.  I will post links to news stories below regarding each gentleman.

William McGrath:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20110524phoenix-2009-body-discovered-abrk.html

Bob Harrod:

http://bobharrodmissing.com/index.html

Mr. Harrod is still missing.  Anyone with information may submit a tip anonymously  to the address below:

http://occrimestoppers.org/

Thank you

Minnesota’s “Chainsaw Millionaire” Gives Back

Tiny Lake Lillian Minnesota (population 238) and the surrounding county of Kandyohi will all share in a $6.4 million estate left by a one-time local girl who made good.  This “Chainsaw Millionaire’s” widow left quite a surprise for the hometown crowd!  It’s nice when people remember where they came from and give back to their communities.

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/minnesota-woman-leaves-6-4-million-dollars-to-town-16155094