Back in the 1960s, a frugal and quiet bachelor stunned his small Ohio town with the bequest he left for the maintenace of the local rundown cemetery. W.E. Nichols lived an interesting life. From running away from home at 15 to fight in the Spanish-American War to buying scores of Chevron stock certificates off of drunken oil field workers, Mr. Nichols’ young life could be thought of as anything but boring. Of course most of these interesting tidbits, including the fact that he was a multi-millionaire, didn’t come to light until after his passing. The residents of 1960s Grelton Ohio were just as shocked as we are today when learning about a Surprise Millionaire. I guess some things never change!
Meet Dr. Mary Stauffer; medical pioneer, philanthropist, centenarian and (not so surprise) millionaire. Dr. Stauffer marked her 100th birthday last year doing what she does best, giving back to her community. This is one inspiring lady!
There are few people who have not heard of billionaire and financial wizard Warren Buffett. Mr. Buffett’s name is almost synonymous with wealth accumulation and american entrepreneurship. It can also be said that he put his hometown of Omaha Nebraska on the map.
But did you know that Omaha is home to another billionaire? This quiet and humble man has been making a difference in the local community for years, but few know his name.
Meet retired construction executive and local philanthropist Walter Scott and prepare to be inspired: