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A real estate magnate who says he has made millions while others struggle to pay rent has gone on a giving rampage. He's been dropping white envelopes filled with cash around San Francisco, after posting hints on his @HiddenCash Twitter account. The Bold Italic received a tip from the anonymous giver on Friday, who told the publication that he's "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."

Not to rain on the parade, but someone who's not so needy could snap up the money. But to his credit, Mr. Hidden Cash says has also donated to several charities including the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation, Kiva, and more. SFist reports he's been giving away about $1,000 per day. He says he plans to continue, and will expand his efforts to San Jose on Wednesday, and Los Angeles and New York by this weekend. The story has blown up—next up is the Today Show! Happy money hunting, everyone!
· Anonymous Person Skyrockets To Infamy By Hiding Cash Around San Francisco [Sfist]
· $100 Bills Dropped Around SF by Anonymous Real Estate Magnate [The Bold Italic]
· @HiddenCash [Twitter]