Walt Disney gave his housekeeper, Thelma Pearl Howard, shares of Disney stock every year for her birthday and Christmas. She died a multi-millionaire at the age of 79. And she gave a lot away to a charity for homeless kids in her will.
Walt Disney planned his own city where everybody would be employed and working for Disney in some way. They would all pay rent for the privilege of living there and would always be ensured the latest technology in their homes.
Walt Disney used many dummy corporations to purchase the massive amounts of land needed for Disney World. But his plan was publicized and while his first acres were purchased for around $80, the last ones were over $80,000 each.
Walt Disney thought the Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn’t scary enough with 2 fingers. He demanded a third finger be added in all artistic depictions.
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper company for lacking creativity.