He may have not had a house with a view, but he had a vision. I don't know how much money he inherited from his parents, but the fact that he held on to it to benefit others is thoughtful. Duct tape is one of the best inventions since sliced bread.
I found it interesting this man donated to programs that he had first hand memorable good experiences with in the past, which makes good sense and was important to him.
"Naiman then wrote a letter to staff that explained why: One frantic night in the early days of his career at the Department of Social and Health Services, he was trying to find a home for a fragile baby. The center's ( Pediatric Interim Care Center ) founder came to his office to take the child."
The frugal millionaire Mr. Brown may have made a fine priest had his life taken that path, but that would have entailed being around people, which would have seemingly gone against his nature. He was a strange bird who loved to have birds around. Yet in the end, it was all about his very distant family.