Inspired by the book The Wealthy Barber, I searched for a real life example of a wealthy person that no one would think or thought was wealthy. This week the number 1 consumer advocacy blog, consumerist.com, lead me to an article by a Seattle News Network: KOMONews.
Here are some impressive excerpts from the article that outline how someone had it (millions) without anyone knowing:
She lived with broken furniture and tattered clothes.
Turns out she’d squirreled away more than $3 million.
“She wore her clothing so long that the thread wore out,” said best friend Goldie Ericson. “So the impression was that that was out of necessity. There was no other reason for it.”
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