A 98-Year-Old Man Died, and Everyone Thought He Was Poor . . . But It Turns Out He Had $188 Million and Left It All to Charity
98-year-old Jack MacDonald of Seattle was known for being frugal. He lived at a modest retirement community, clipped coupons, hated paying for coffee, and wore sweaters with holes in them, according to friends.
But almost none of them knew the truth until he passed away this past September. It turns out Jack was a secret MILLIONAIRE who'd worked as a lawyer and made a bunch of money in the stock market.
But last week, his estate revealed that Jack left the majority of his money to three charities: The Seattle Children's Hospital, the University of Washington School of Law, and The Salvation Army.
And the grand total was just under $188 MILLION . . . which makes it one of the largest charitable donations in the United States this year.
According to his stepdaughter, Jack preferred letting people think he was broke . . . partly so they wouldn't try hitting him up for money all the time. He was buried in his family plot in Ontario, Canada, and requested there NOT be a memorial service.