Famous Misers in History

Silas Ou, Reporter

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To start off a miser is a person who EXCESSIVELY hoards money and never spends it. Ex: Scrooge, Scrooge McDuck etc.  There are many misers in this world. But some misers put them to shame. They never spent the money and it just rotted in the ground. But these four British and Swedish misers took it to the extreme. Like eating rotten food, nearly starving themselves to death, and wearing rags for their whole lives. Somehow, despite the first three living such a horrible lifestyle in such an unhealthy environment, they all lived past the age of 74. This is amazing because the average Englishmen back then(during the early 1700s) lived to around forty according to most estimates.