No Silver Spoons Here!

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Another eccentric, wise and wonderful Surprise Millionaire has left her mark on the people and community in which she lived.  Kathy Kinnicutt may have descended from an old New England family, but she was no trust fund baby.  In fact, she was even known to have received some charitable help in her earlier days.  No, Kathy accumulated her wealth the Surprise Millionaire way; through hard work, frugality and wise investing. And like the Surprise Millionaire she was, Kathy shocked both friends and family with her generous charitable gift.

The Beautiful Beautician

eugenia-dodsonI recently reported on a Surprise Millionaire who super-sized her saving and wealth accumulation leaving it all to Alzheimer’s charities.  However, it appears that we have more than one wealth-accumulating superstar in the bunch.

Eugenia “Gene” Dodson was known as a selfless person who lived her life in such a low-key way that no one knew she was worth millions.  This one-time beautician put her money saving and investing habits into overdrive with a single purpose in mind; to leave as much money as possible to the twin charities of diabetes and cancer research.

And that is just what she did, to the tune of $35 million!