We occasionally hear about them in the news.  People who live unassuming ordinary lives yet have accumulated vast amounts of wealth; often with little means of doing so.  These folks are often described as “old misers” or “quite odd” by the news media.  However, every once in a while someone bothers to look below the surface to discover the interesting and often times amazing people who I call the Surprise Millionaires.

image2 I am an insurance professional, husband, father and wanna be Surprise Millionaire living in the Midwest.   Please follow me at @supmillionaires on twitter.

21 thoughts on “About

  1. Sam February 9, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    I love the premise of your site – and love the look and feel, too! I just noticed that you have a .wordpress.com domain and you aren’t pointing to a .yourdomain.com instead. I just did a quick check and found that thesurprisemillionaires.com is available (use GoDaddy.com or any domain seller)… You should grab it for a few bucks! I think you could really get some more visibility with a custom domain name.

    Just a thought! Keep on sharing!

    • surprisemillionaires February 9, 2015 / 9:36 pm

      Great idea! I have been putting it off but maybe i should grab the name before someone else nabs it! Thanks for visiting.

      • Sam February 12, 2015 / 7:15 pm

        Looks great! Nicely done!!

  2. Bill Hogan February 18, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Wondering if you’d be willing to talk with me in connection with a story I’m writing for the AARP Bulletin.

    • surprisemillionaires February 18, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Sure, would you actually like to chat or did you want to send questions for me to answer?

  3. Vic March 17, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Hi! Thanks for checking out my site! and it led me to yours – I like what I see! Good work!

    FYI – There was an error when you originally followed me – my site was originally pointing to the wrong direction. If you go to dadischeap.com and on my profile it should be fixed. So the site that you’re referencing on the side is my original site that I created that has nothing on it. Sorry about that!

  4. growing snowballs | Glenda Smith June 14, 2015 / 12:42 am

    You may also want to follow up this story:
    Sydney University scientists will be given more than $30 million to research the medical applications of cannabis, the largest research donation in the university’s history.

    • surprisemillionaires June 14, 2015 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Glenda I will. I have been toying with the idea of taking the Surprise Millionaires international so we will see 🙂

  5. Bryan September 9, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Are you aware of any books that profile any of the individuals on your site?

    • surprisemillionaires September 9, 2015 / 5:44 pm

      Actually no, that is one of the reasons I started this blog. I wanted to profile these amazing folks! 🙂

  6. Rae Too Real February 25, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I love this site! Great idea. I think the quiet millionaires are the ones we can learn the most from.

  7. smallivy February 5, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Just saw your book. Congratulations! I put a link for it on The Small Investor. Hoping you become a surprise millionaire, if you aren’t already!


    • surprisemillionaires February 5, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much! I call myself a wanna be Surprise Millionaire at this point but the principles really work so I am confident I will reach my goal. Thanks again!

      • smallivy February 5, 2017 / 10:21 pm

        Remember what AC DC said: “Ain’t no fun waiting ’round to be a millionaire.” Of course, it was probably pretty fun for them.

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