Mystery Donor or Death in the Richest 100: $7 Billion Donation to US Treasury

Someone from the hundred wealthiest people in the world died or gave away a considerable sum. This was revealed in tax records on March 28th, where an inheritance or gift tax column showed an income of $7 billion, or around 152.2 billion Czech crowns.

According to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, this amount corresponds to someone who had a wealth of $17.5 billion or donated the same amount. Economist John Ricco first noticed the massive financial injection for the US Treasury from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

At first, he thought it was a mistake, but a US Department of Treasury spokesperson confirmed the amount. It is the most extensive tax collection in a single day since 2005, but the public will likely never know who it came from due to privacy laws.