Honorable Mentions

I love it when Surprise Millionaires with their lives of frugality and wealth accumulation wewonget some positive press.  It looks like Thrive Global has done just that.  I was especially pleased to see that not onetwothree,  but FOUR of our Surprise Millionaires received an honorable mention!

She Played All The Right Notes!

Phyllis Hanse was a fixture in her small town of Webster South Dakota.  AnPhyllis Nanse (2) unassuming woman, Phyllis had taught piano to thousands of children over several decades beginning in the 1950s.  Even though she had no children of her own, she was a fixture at local school activities over the years.  Maybe that’s why she left the $4.2 million surprise for the local school and community.

A Cooperative Spirit

Jon Rohr of tiny Limon Colorado was a wealthy man but you couldn’t prove it by hisJohn-Rohr-Photo (2) lifestyle. The manager of the local electric cooperative, Mr. Rohr was known for driving an old car without air conditioning and preferring to shop at thrift stores instead of  the local shopping malls. It was this frugal lifestyle which gave the townspeople the impression Mr. Rohr was not a “man of means”.  Imagine their surprise when this same gentleman left a multi-million dollar estate to benefit the community!