Another One From Aberdeen

 

It looks as though Aberdeen Scotland has another Surprise Millionaire to boast about. If you recall, last year we profiled Aberdeen resident Mrs. Jane Hutton and her amazing wealth-bCousins Ina Graham, Nessie Bruce, and Dorothy Coventry. Handoutuilding ability. This year, we can add Aberdeen’s own Agnes “Nessie” Bruce to the list.  The frugal and mild-mannered Mrs. Bruce who passed away in 2018, left a secret 1.3 million pound estate to be split between many worthwhile charities around Scotland.  According to relatives, Mrs. Bruce was a really nice woman who was fond of knitting, needlework, and travel. I’m sure her relatives are proud to know that the fortune left by this very sweet person will benefit many in the immediate community as well as Scotland as a whole. 

Giving Back While Looking Forward

I happened across the most inspiring story from a few years back about a Surprise Millionaire from an impoverished background who spends his life helping others.  It is the perfect example of someone who finds their true treasure in others rather than the balance in their bank account.  If anyone has an update on this gentleman and what he is doing these days feel free to share below. Thanks!

 

The Surprise Hero AND Millionaire

A decorated army helicopter medic who served his country well left his adopted community quite a gift earlier this summer.   The Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will be putting Stephen M. Florentz’ $2.25 million gift to good use.

This gentleman who grew up in the tenements of New York City bought his first home when moving to Oklahoma and never forgot the pride that home ownership brought him.  He wanted to pass that feeling along to others.

Florentz BookDuring my research of this amazing hero and Surprise Millionaire, I found a piece of information that others had overlooked.  He was a published author as well!