Why Is Jason Buzi Giving Away Money?

It started last month on Twitter, of course, as “an anonymous social experiment for good.” A man who had made money investing in Bay Area real estate was giving away some of it, a hundred or so dollars at a time. He’d hide it, then post clues on his Twitter account, @HiddenCash. People quickly took notice. He’s now given away $15,000, has more than a half-million Twitter followers, and been outed. His name is Jason Buzi, and he went public in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN last week. He’s also expanding operations beyond California. This weekend there will be so-called treasure hunts in Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Mexico City. London, Paris, and Madrid are on his list, too. What is this really all about?

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