TIL of Percy Ross, best known for his column, ‘Thanks a Million’ which ran in over 800 publications. He gave away his fortune, an estimated $20 to $30 million over a period of 17 years. Newspapers called him, “America’s Rich Uncle.” He died in 2001 at age 84, relatively unknown, just as he wished.

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