Many years later, it turned out that he was actually a millionaire.
All his life, Swede Kurt Degerman gathered and handed over empty bottles. A 40-year-old man went into the bank, pretending to be homeless. And then it turned out that he was actually a millionaire.
In childhood, Degerman was the pride of a local school – the best student in a class with giant potential. He was prophesied by a successful career, several universities were offered a guy to admit without exams.
Unfortunately, Kurt did not succeed. In adolescence, he began to gradually move away from friends. Then he threw the school and eventually became a real tramp.
Degerman spent the next 40 years of his life on the streets of a small town, earning a living collecting empty bottles.
From other residents of the street, the man was distinguished only by the habit of going to the bank once a week.
In Sweden, managers are not allowed to view customer accounts, and who care about the modest savings of tramps.
No one suspected that Kurt invested the money accumulated from the bottles in securities and gold, then bought his first shares and began to play on the exchange.
This is where his potential was revealed. The person felt when to buy and when to sell. He was well versed in analytics and all the time followed the exchange news through newspapers.
Degerman did not have time to use the money. And the story itself became known only when its relatives drawn up documents for inheritance.
As it turned out, the tramp had a million dollars in stocks, another 400 thousand in cash, and Kurt kept 124 gold in a separate cell.
Why the man continued to lead the life of the tramps with all these savings, so no one figured out. Degerman could easily buy a house and a car, create a family, and instead continue to collect bottles and jars.
As a result, his relatives took advantage of the state of Degerman, not one of whom showed any interest in him.