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article imageCave people in Hungary inherit billions

By Paul Wallis     Dec 2, 2009 in Lifestyle
It’s simple enough -- you just live in a cave outside Budapest until your German grandmother passes away, then you’re $7 billion richer. Then some charity workers pass on the good news. Hungarian brothers Zsolt and Geza Peladi have done just that.
There’s likely to be a few practical lifestyle changes as the two penniless guys have been living in this cave and selling junk to buy food, cave décor, and other essentials for a while. Under German law, inheritance passes on to the nearest living relatives, which in this case are the two brothers.
As the Sydney Morning Herald explains:
''If this all works out it will certainly make up for the life we have had until now - all we really had was each other - no women would look at us living in a cave,'' Geza said.
Genealogical research by estate lawyers discovered the two grandchildren. Their maternal grandmother died recently in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. From then on it was just a matter of finding them, and the lawyers eventually decided to use the Maltese Charity Service to find them.
Interestingly, while the grandmother’s name is being kept quiet to avoid fraudulent claims, the new billionaires aren’t getting that sort of protection. Hopefully they won’t get ripped off by unethical used cave salespeople.
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