ENVIRONMENT

Chicago man, 98, turns $1,000 in stock into $2 million and donates it all to wildlife

A Chicago man who bought $1,000 worth of stock 70 years ago grew that money into millions, and has donated the money to create a wildlife sanctuary.

Russ Gremel, 98, never married and never had kids. He bought $1,000 worth of Walgreens stock decades ago, and kept it. Today, it's worth about $2 million, reported the Chicago Tribune.

Gremel donated the money to the Illinois Audubon Society. This weekend, the group dedicated the 400-acre Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary near Dixon, Illinois.

"You have to do some good in this world, that's what money is for," Gremel told the Tribune.

This story originally appeared on FOX32Chicago.com.