Hey New York, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, and Mexico City are you ready? Hidden Cash is coming your way.
The free money scavenger hunt that started in San Francisco has expanded across the country and internationally. And finally the identity of the man who has been leaving wads of cash all over San Francisco has been revealed, and he goes by the Twitter name @HiddenCash.
Palo Alto, Calif., real estate investor Jason Buzi was recently outed as the man behind the cash drops. And he just confirmed to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that indeed it’s him. In addition to the new cities he listed on Twitter, he will also stash money in Paris, London and Madrid by the first week of July, reports The Huffington Post.
Buzi picks unique places to hide the money and then tweets clues as to where the money can be found. For example, he once hid money inside “Angry Birds” toys. The clue said:
But the scavenger hunt has gotten so popular that Buzi knows he has to use more open spaces to hide the cash, especially after a frantic scene in Burbank not long ago.
“In hindsight, that was not a wise location as there are cars going in and out, traffic, etc. But I didn’t realize how big we were until then,” he wrote. “Since then, I’ve tried to keep the events in open spaces like parks or the beach to minimize the potential for any problems.”
Buzi says he wants people not to just to take the cash but to do something good with the money. And he asked people to send photos of them with the awards. So far Buzi told Cooper he’s given away nearly $15,000.
“We’re planning to give away a lot more,” he said.