Jack MacDonald of Seattle - family photoMost people thought he was poor.

When he spotted a bargain price on frozen orange juice one year, Jack MacDonald bought so many cans that he had to purchase a new stand-alone freezer just to hold them all. He clipped coupons and took a bus — not a cab — to a University of Washington alumni luncheon he attended in his later years.

Only a tight circle of family and friends knew that MacDonald was nurturing a secret fortune.

When he died in September at the age of 98, he left a $187.6 million charitable trust for three charities, two of them serving poor and sick children.

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Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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