One of the biggest hoarders in the world was Henrietta Howland Green - American finansistka 20th century. The woman, who left after his death in 1916, more than one hundred million dollars (approximately 20 billion, based on today's money), heated oatmeal on the battery because it believed that the use of expensive plate. Almost all his life she spent in cheap rented apartments, owning entire neighborhoods in Chicago. And once spent a whole night in search of a postage stamp 2 cents.
But the worst example of "thrift" was another case: her son had a leg amputated due to the fact that Henrietta three days looking for free hospital. At the age of 82 years old millionaire had a stroke when she learned that the cook "overpaid" for a bottle of milk.