Waldemar Kaminski of Buffalo

Some of you might remember the little man at the corner store, Leonard Gigowski, the Milwaukee resident with the amazing knack for growing and maintaining wealth. Well, I was amazed when I recently found another story about a Surprise Millionaire who lived an almost identical life!  Buffalo’s Waldemar Kaminski was also the sole proprietor of a corner store just like Mr. Gigowski, both men were butchers by trade,  unmarried and of polish heritage. But most importantly, both men exhibited the Surprise Millionaire virtues of frugality and consistent, long-term investing. It should also be noted that both men loved their respective communities and wanted to leave a lasting legacy which they both did in amazing ways!

Meet Waldemar Kaminski:

The Value of Education

‘She felt that if you were well-educated, you could do anything’

Happy New Year (1)

A little technical college in Milwaukee received a surprising gift a few years ago thatMarian Drake Breskar (2) has been assisting students with the cost of schooling ever since. And to think, all of this from a little old lady who took some sewing and painting classes at the college after her retirement.  Another Surprise Millionaire has left their legacy and made their mark on the local community!