Millionaire To Hide Envelopes of Cash Around London
Wednesday 18th June 2014
An American millionaire who is behind a trail of cash envelopes left on
the streets of San Francisco is bringing his treasure hunt to London.
Real estate investor Jason Buzi hid tens of thousands of dollars and tweeted cryptic clues as to their location from the @HiddenCash account.
He was only revealed as the man behind the scheme when an American news show ised a voice recognition expert to identify him. He claims to be among America's richest 1%.
This Saturday the 43 is planning to hide 20 envelopes in an as yet undisclosed central London park. The envelopes are each believed to contain around £100.
"Londoners are big Twitter users so I'm sure there will be quite a crowd," he told the Daily Telegraph.
"You guys seem to love a treasure hunt so it could become a scramble for the money."
So far there have been hunts in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Houston. It is thought the hunt could take place in other UK locations in future. The UK HiddenCash base is in Birmingham.
There are also plans to take the treasure hunt to Madrid and Paris in the coming weeks.
The @HiddenCash Twitter account now has more than 600,000 followers.
Buzi has faced criticism for the move, including being accused of turning charity into a social media competition.
in response he claimed that he is just trying to give back and that HiddenCash is a way of bringing people together to have fun which just happens to feature money.