Sylvia Bloom was born to immigrant parents. She grew up in New York during the Great Depression and put herself through college.
Needless to say, she and her family knew and appreciated the value of a dollar and the importance of hard work.
In 1947, Sylvia began working as a legal secretary at a law firm on Wall Street. She spent the next 67 years there, quietly learning the ins and outs of business strategies and even handling the lawyers’ personal investments.
When she wasn’t working, Sylvia and her husband Raymond lived a rather modest and quiet life in their rent-controlled apartment.
They were private people who kept things like money and how they spent it to themselves.
In 2016, Sylvia died at the age of 96 — and it wasn’t until after her death that her loved ones discovered she’d been keeping a huge secret for decades.
As it turned out, Sylvia had been a self-made millionaire all along!
But that wasn’t even the most surprising part; it’s how she was spending her hidden fortune that left everyone in her life completely stunned …
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