The truth is in the paradox that the man whose life was money had no interest in it. He turned down frequent salary increases. He never took the frequent bonuses voted by the board. He refused all gifts." He gave away half of his personal fortune to his foundation. "His estate at his death was appraised at $489,278, which would be about $3,690,000 today. On his death, no less than 40% of the bank stock was owned by employees."

— Harold Evans, about Bank of America founder Amadeo Giannini  

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