Friends of a Seattle man named Alan Naiman are about to mark the one-year anniversary of his death -- and are just now shocked to learn about his tremendous generosity that will help kids in need for many years.
Naiman, a former social worker who passed away from cancer last January at the age of 63, was unmarried and childless, and was known for his extreme thriftiness -- often buying his T-shirts at the grocery store and wearing shoes held together with duct tape.
What his friends didn't know is that he used this thriftiness, along with some very wise investments, to amass a huge fortune. That fortune, as they recently found out, was left to various children's charities to help poor, sick, disabled and abandoned kids.
$11 million was left to several groups, most of which never even knew Naiman, and some who had gotten to know him like a pediatric care center and a foster care organization.
Friends of his say he loved kids, mostly because he was left to care for his developmentally disabled brother, who passed away in 2013.