A Surprise Millionaire From Singapore!

It seems the island nation of Singapore is now experiencing the Surprise MillionaireSingapore Money phenomenon.  Loh Kum Mow, a local sub-accountant (i.e. junior accountant) passed away in 2016 at the age of 89. Coming from humble beginnings, this gentleman made his way in the world grasping every opportunity that came his way. By combining those opportunities with some super saving and investing, not to mention frugality, Mr. Loh managed to accumulate quite a nest egg throughout his life. So much so that his friends and loved ones were shocked to learn that this quiet, unassuming man had amassed a $20 million estate! However, Mr. Loh’s wealth accumulation skills could not outshine his giving. In addition to assisting family members throughout his life, Mr. Loh also left millions to charity. What a great tribute to a hard-working gentleman who lived an exemplary life!

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.