Jenny Wible was a proud American with european roots. Born in Germany, Jenny immigrated to the United States after marrying a U.S. serviceman in the 1950s. As part of her American dream, Jenny would eventually find herself working in of all places, Colonial Williamsburg, one of America’s founding communities. And this frugal hard working American wanted to give back to her adopted country and community in a big way.
I think everyone has probably heard of Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha. His financial prowess is known the world over. But have you ever heard of the Oracle of Buffalo? No? Well you are going to now!
Meet Stephanie Mucha. This 100 year old lady is such an investment whiz that she has earned the nickname of the Oracle of Buffalo. Quite a compliment since it is a take on the nickname of the Oracle of Omaha himself. She has even had an article written about her in a premier investing publication.
Stephanie doesn’t give a lot of financial advice but she does have a wise word about facing life’s difficulties and challenges, “Keep a stiff upper lip.” I would also have to add, “and invest wisely”. I think these two things are truly the recipe for her success.
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!
Read more about her legacy at the York County Community Foundation (YCCF).
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.
And Even the local news had something to say about it.
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!