"Millionaires in Seattle" Top 5 Page for this destination Seattle Local Custom Tip by joiwatani

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There are more than 4,000 millionaires in the City of Seattle and two billionaires. But, one of the things that you will notice in Seattle is that you will not see any rich people flashing and showing off their wealth.

Most of the people here got rich because of the "dot coms" (computers and websites) and they rather donate their money to the community, hospitals, good causes, non-profit organizations, etc. rather than splurging on luxurious and expensive things.

Bill and Melinda Gates not only donate to the whole world through their Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation but they are also benefactors to the Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Woodland Park Zoo, etc.

Most of the hospitals in Seattle and nearby towns have lump sum donations from millionaires and billionaires.

Paul Allen, another billionaire, established the Music Museum Project so he can share his love of music to the public.

Most of the millionaires here have passions of great causes and spend their money on saving lives and making the earth a better place to live in.

As a resident here, I had seen many millionaires and interacted with them. Only few have big egos and they don't flash their wealth by getting nice cars, yachts, planes or live in outrageously luxurious mansions! Most of their passions on their down time is having to get their commercial pilot's license!

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2011
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