Charles Vance Millar, a rich Canadian financier, made his will one last practical joke. In it, he left three men who hated each other a joint lifetime tenancy in a villa, some protestant ministers $700,000 in Catholic beer stock, and anti-horse racing advocates $25,000 in Jockey club stock.
Although, John D. Rockefeller was the richest man in the world, occasionally, he served as janitor at his church.
In 2016 one ultra rich individual moved from New Jersey to Florida and put the entire state budget of New Jersey at risk due to no longer paying state taxes.
Robert Moses, the extremely powerful New York City urban planner, hated the idea of poor people lowering the tone at the seaside, so he built low bridges over his parkways to ensure that only cars, not buses, could make the trip.
The richest man in history was Musa I of Mali. On his pilgrimage to Mecca he spent so much gold that he caused a super inflation and devalued the metal for the next decades.
A Seattle man known for his frugality left a $187.6 million trust to charitable causes upon his death. 40% went to pediatric research even though he never had children of his own.
15 billionaires and multimillionaires, including George Lucas and Jackie Chan, plan to give their fortunes to charity instead of their children.
India’s 55 billionaires worth is higher than the Pakistan’s economy.
The richest man in Asia dropped out of high school at 15.