Self Made Millionaire Uses His Own Cash To Completely Turnaround An Entire Town

From rough beginnings in New York City, self-made millionaire Harris Rosen has firmly secured himself a place in my list of ‘Best humans of all time’ after he put his hard-earned dollar to good use in the most selfless way.

Self Made Millionaire Uses His Own Cash To Completely Turnaround An Entire Town

In a period of twenty years, Rosen has donated almost $10 million to the Florida town of Tangelo Park, which was formerly a place where people would think twice before walking a street at night. The graduation rate was at 25% which is more than significantly lower than the US average, which topped 80% in 2012 and continues to grow.

Rosen made his cash through his company which owns seven hotels in Florida and decided this town needed some hospitality of its own and stepped in, leading to the most incredible results. Firstly, he paid day care bills for all the parents of the neighbourhood – a community of around 3,000 people. If that wasn’t enough, he then established a scholarship so that when those kids grew up they were able to gain free tuition from Florida state colleges.

Self Made Millionaire Uses His Own Cash To Completely Turnaround An Entire Town

Since his initial introduction to the town two decades ago, the high school graduation rate is now nearly at 100% – property values have, on average, quadrupled and the crime rate has been cut in half. This guy is an absolute legend.

“We’ve given them hope,” Rosen told TODAY.com. “We’ve given all of these kids hope, the families hope. And hope is an amazing thing.”

Georgia Gordon, a resident of Tangelo Park admitted she was ready to pack her bag and leave the town for good 20 years ago but had a monumental turnaround when the generous millionaire offered to pay for her daughters day care and eventually her college tuition too.

Rosen hopes his deeds and their positive effects will inspire other private donors to invest in an all-round brighter future for the next generation and the whole of America.

Self Made Millionaire Uses His Own Cash To Completely Turnaround An Entire Town

I certainly hope so too! Some rich guys spend their money on pimped out boeing-747, some guys spend it on things like this…which would you do? Let us know in a comment.