This article was published on January 19, 2011

Amazing but true? Man asks the Internet for a million dollars, and gets it


Amazing but true? Man asks the Internet for a million dollars, and gets it
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If this is true, it’s quite frankly amazing – but I have to say I’m not convinced. Comedy actor Craig Rowin recently posted a video to YouTube asking for one million dollars. He had no specific need for it, he just wanted it.

After his initial plea to celebrities and other millionaires to share their fortunes with him, he followed up with a couple of additional videos and even an appearance on TV news in Alabama. All that persistence seems to have paid off – from his latest video it looks like a millionaire actually came through.

Amazing, right? Well, if it’s true I completely agree, although the fact that the millionaire, named only “Benjamin”, will be handing the sum over to Rowin on stage at a theatre, in a show that costs $5 to get into – makes me think that there’s more than a little bit of a publicity stunt going down here. I mean, he contributes to The Onion so it wouldn’t be surprising.

Still, millionaire or not, we’re talking about him – so congratulations either way, Craig!