When Alan Naiman, a 63-year-old social worker in Washington, died in January, it came back at all his friends, that he left a fortune of staggering 71 million to various organizations that help disadvantaged children.
It writes among other USA Today and the news agency AP.
the Man was of his entourage known as a frugal man who repaired his own shoes with tape, chasing deals in the local supermarket at closing time and mainly selected fast-food restaurants, when he invited friends to lunch.
The 63-year-old man, who comes from Seattle, was never married or had children. But he loved children, tells his friends, who saw how he for many years had worked hard and, sometimes, taken extra jobs. But he used rarely money on themselves.
in Addition to the children had Alan Naiman a great love for cars. But he drove always around in old, worn out cars. Photo: AP
One of his close friends - Susan Madsen - guess that Alan Naiman, who compassed much about his private life, had developed his great love for children, because he had a retarded older brother.
- To grow up with an older, handicapped brother colored just like his way of looking at things, says Susan Madsen to the AP.
Alan Naiman was previously a banker, but in the last two decades of his life he worked as a social worker and often had guards on the day the odd times. This gave him an annual salary of, which correspond to approximately 440.000 Danish kroner, and sometimes he had several other jobs on top of.
the Money he saved together and invested also more of them so well that he earned several million on it over the years. In addition, he inherited a millions of dollars from his parents, says Shashi Karan, who has known the social worker since his earlier career in the financial world.
Some dept the 63-year-olds surviving million went to the organization Treehouse, which helps children in plejesystemet. Photo: AP
the Friends also says how Alan Naiman was overjoyed when he was old enough to get seniorrabatter in the stores. He loved the also cars, but drove always around in old, worn out vehicles.
- I don't know if he was lonely. I think he was a loner, says Shashi Karan.
Of the 71 million dollars donated Alan Naiman among the other 16 million to the private organization the Pediatric Interim Care Center, which helps babies born of mothers with drug abuse.
- We had never been able to imagine that such a thing would happen to us. I really wish that I could have met him. I would like to have had, that he could see the babies, he protects, says the organization's founder, Barbara Drennen.
She says that some of the money so far has gone to pay debts and to buy a car, that will make it easier to transport the approximately 200 newborns each year they take in from nearby hospitals.
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