If ever there was a story to make to make you smile, it’s this one. Who doesn’t love the idea of the humble, unassuming secretary, beavering quietly away at the same New York City law firm for 67 years, being secretly worth millions? According to The New York Times, Sylvia Bloom earned a meager income, and lived a seemingly unremarkable life. What was remarkable, was the fact that she had quietly been mirroring her boss’s every financial transaction; whenever he asked her to buy shares for him to invest, she did the same with her own money, on a much smaller scale. By taking care of the cents, the dollars took care of themselves, and at her death at the age of 96, her family discovered she was worth a cool £9 million dollars. She left some of it to family and friends, but the bulk of her fortune went to a charity for adults and children whom she thought needed it the most.
Good for her x