Obituary for a clarinet player

Clarinetist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra has died, and left over $125 million to various charities including his alma mater, Boston University.

How does a guy making a comfortable middle class salary, with no trust fund and no inheritances do that? The stock market.

Been investing since the 80’s, mostly tech stocks, occasionally margin, and because of his profession with plenty of time, reads prospectus and annual reports.

Also single, no debt, no children, lived frugally, and mostly LTBH investing style. Interesting story, I’ll say: