A 52-year-old Lebanese woman recently passed away and left behind over a million Us dollars and in bank accounts and cash.
The woman, identified as Fatima Mohammed Othman from the northern Akkar region, was found dead in her car-turned-home with nearly 1.7 billion Lebanese pounds ($1.12 million) , according to Al-Arabiya. Police confirmed she died from natural causes.
Here’s the catch: She was reportedly homeless and begged in the streets for a living.
Her family, consisting of her mother and seven siblings, claimed the body on Tuesday and buried her in their hometown.
Speaking to Gulf News, Beirut’s Basta residents said Othman had been living on their street for over 20 years, adding she had rented the car she was living in from a man in the neighborhood.
Residents also reported that a man used to pick her up once a month and return her the second day. She used to say he took her to visit a doctor.
According to unverified reports, Othman had lost her hands and feet during the Lebanese Civil War and subsequently suffered repercussions both physically and mentally.
Othman caught the public’s attention after she was reported to have been found with 5 million Lebanese pounds ($3,333) in her car. It was also revealed she had bank accounts with total savings amounting to 1.7 billion Lebanese pounds ($1.12 million.)
Her net worth has caused quite the stir on social media, leaving many people wondering how she managed to save up all that money.
A beggar worth millions https://t.co/LGlmnmOKpC
— Gulf News (@gulf_news) May 17, 2018
Here’s how some people reacted to the news:
شكلي من بعد ما عرفت انو الشحادة طلعت مليون دولار من الشحادة pic.twitter.com/kf9p1snK9F
— عباس زهري (@zahriabbas3) May 16, 2018
عاشت فقيرة وماتت غنية
— ♣♣GOOD DAY♣♣ (@glory2011glory) May 16, 2018
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