This weekend, an anonymous and rather wealthy real estate magnate engaged the San Francisco Bay Area in a scavenger hunt of sorts for cold hard cash. Using the Twitter handle Hidden Cash, the user posted clues indicating several locations (in public places) where they hid envelopes with a hundred dollars each. Several locations were posted to Twitter, and some lucky ducks made some exciting easy money. But why is someone hiding a couple grand around San Francisco, one might ask. FOR FUNSIES, DUH. According to The Bold Italic Hidden Cash isn't doing this for charity or anything:
Although they claim to have given generous amounts of money and volunteer hours to charities…they are concerned with the huge wealth inequality in the Bay Area, and this random money-planting campaign is a way to playfully experiment with changing that.
"I've made millions of dollars the last few years, more than I ever imagined, and yet many friends of mine, and people who work for me, cannot afford to buy a modest home in the Bay Area," they wrote. "This has caused me quite a bit of reflection. I am determined to give away some of the money I make, and in addition to charity, to do it in fun, creative ways like this."
Well, if I was in the Bay Area, you bet I'd be hunting those hundreds. Besides, these clues look way too fun.
Well if you missed out on the hunt, don’t worry. Hidden Cash plans on taking this show on the road: