In honor of Memorial Day I wanted to honor one of our many Surprise Millionaires who served our country both during times of war and peace. Thank you to all of our servicemen and women and the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe!
No, don’t let the title fool you. The millionaire in question was not some corporate titan or Hollywood celebrity flying the friendly skies in first class. Oh no, this millionaire was the flight attendant who served them!
L. Carl “Sammy” Goad, an almost lifelong resident of Homer Illinois, was a man with a secret. It was a secret known to only his closest friends and associates. It wasn’t until Sammy’s passing that his secret was finally revealed.
From The Surprise Millionaires
Land .. the original investment vehicle and still a great way to become the Surprise Millionaire in the many farming communities dotting our great nation. Millicent Atkins who lived in and around the small farming communities of South Dakota all of her life evidently knew this fact. So much so, that the public was astounded to learn the wealth she left behind put her in league with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg as one of the top 50 Americans who donated the most money in 2013!
This from a lady who flew so far under the radar she could frequently be seen visiting her bank wearing the same old farm clothes she had worn earlier that day managing her farmland. This same frugal and business minded lady grew her land holdings to a total of 4000 acres at the time of her passing making her a true land baron as well as one of the biggest philanthropists around!