Retired art teacher and animal lover David Robert Wetzell left a surprise fortune to benefit the homeless animals of Champaign County Illinois. Always an animal lover, Mr. Wetzell told a few trusted confidants of his plan to fund a no-kill shelter in his community. I’m not certain, but I believe his friends and loved ones were probably shocked to learn of the wealth he had accumulated to accomplish the task!
This is it, folks! This is the exact kind of person I have been writing and blogging about these past few years. A wonderful gentleman, with a well-maintained home, well-ordered life and very respected in his community, who has quietly gone about amassing a huge amount of wealth which he is using to benefit others.
For those naysayers who comment that these people are really missing out by not spending their wealth on themselves, watch this video. Tell me what this gentleman has missed out on? It seems to me that he hasn’t missed anything. He is actually living the subtitle of my book, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth”!
Kentuckian John Briggs shocks his small town with the generous gifts he left behind. Another Surprise Millionaire makes the local news and becomes a sensation!
“Where did the wealth come from? Hard work, thriftiness and smart investing throughout her life …”
Seventeen Washington State community colleges will share in the $10 million estate amassed by Surprise Millionaire, Eva Gordon. Raised on an apple orchard in Eugene Oregon during the Great Depression, Mrs. Gordon knew what it was like to do without. That’s why, when she later got a job as a trading assistant at an investment firm in Seattle, she learned all she could about investing and wealth accumulation.
She squirreled away every extra dollar she could to invest in blue-chip stocks that would pay her handsome dividends in the years to come. And pay off they did. Thanks to her early hard work, thriftiness and smart investing Mrs. Gordon was able to live her later years in comfort and leave quite a bit for some deserving institutions as well.