Retired millionaire banker makes a bequest to charity. This statement on the surface doesn’t sound too surprising. However, John Wilcox was not the picture of a well-heeled banker. Mr. Wilcox who worked for the same bank for over 39 years was a shy and private person.
Through frugal living and wise investing, this retired bank employee was able to leave an estate of $5 million to various charities benefiting his New Jersey community. Though he would have been very embarrassed by the accolades he received for his generous gifts, Mr. Wilcox would be well satisfied with the positive benefit he made to the world around him.