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​Someone in San Francisco Hid Hundreds of Dollars for People to Find

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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."

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Well, if I was in the Bay Area, you bet I'd be hunting those hundreds. Besides, these clues look way too fun.

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Well if you missed out on the hunt, don’t worry. Hidden Cash plans on taking this show on the road:

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I...ok, so a rich guy doing something crazy with his money I understand but the bullshit about being concerned with income inequality and this being a means to "experiment" with that?

Because, honestly, that sounds like Liberal Millionaire bullshit for enjoying watching the poors dance for a hundred bucks.