From Cave to Castle – A Rags To Riches Story
There’s rags to riches and then there’s rags to mega-riches. Two brothers from Hungary definitely fall into the second category.
Until recently, Geza and Zslot Peladi lived in a cave near Budapest. Completely destitute, the two cave-brothers earned money by gathering scrap metal and selling candy they found on the street. That all changed the moment they heard that they stood to inherit a substantial portion of their maternal grandmother’s $6.6 billion fortune. (That’s billion, with a “B.”)
According to an article from the New York Post, once the paperwork goes through, the two brothers will share the fortune with their sister in the United States. While some folks who come into obscene amounts of money might buy a plane, throw a party, or commission large oil paintings of themselves, Geza Peladi has a more modest goal. He would like a “normal life” and to find a woman to share his fortune with. Apparently, it’s rather hard to get dates when you live in a cave.
A blog from Ananova features photos of the two brothers and explains their circumstances a bit more. They were told of their mother’s death by homeless charity workers. Geza was quoted as saying that he knew his mother came from a wealthy family “but she was a difficult person and severed ties with them, and then later abandoned us and we lost touch with her and our father until she eventually died.”
Under German law (where the grandmother lived), the brothers (and the sister) “will inherit the entire estate as they are the closest surviving family members.” Once proof of relation to the grandmother is established, they’ll be traveling to Germany to start what we can only presume will be a very different kind of life. Best of luck, guys.