98-year-old turns $1,000 in stock into $2 million and donates it all to wildlife

A Chicago man who bought $1,000 worth of stock 70 years ago grew that money into millions, and has donated the money to create a wildlife sanctuary.

Russ Gremel, 98, never married and never had kids. He bought $1,000 worth of Walgreens stock decades ago, and kept it. Today, it’s worth about $2 million, reported the Chicago Tribune.

Gremel donated the money to the Illinois Audubon Society. This weekend, the group dedicated the 400-acre Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary near Dixon, Illinois.

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Nditoeka
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It took 70years to grow $2000 to $2million, that’s too long

Werepsocial
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Wonderful, but the story is very confusing

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Tory Eola

This story is misleading.

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