Tin Collector, Stock Genius


A tramp who lived on a pittance collecting tin cans and eating scraps from rubbish bins left a secret £1m fortune when he died.

“He is said to have led a frugal lifestyle but in between collecting cans and bottles from the coastal city’s rubbish bins he was to be found in the city library studying the stock market in the financial papers.
“He went to the library every day because he didn’t buy newspapers. He knew stocks inside out,” a cousin told reporters at the time of his death, from a heart attack, aged 60, in 2008.
It was then that relatives discovered he had a portfolio of stocks and shares worth more than £700,000.
In addition, he had purchased 124 gold bars worth £250,000, owned his own home and had more than £4,000 in a bank account. There was more than £270 in loose change inside his home.”

One wonders why he bothered with the tins then?
– News Story

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    Ammara said,

    i absolutely loves this (:


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