A photo taken from the @hiddencash that shows a clue where money is hidden.  Credit: @hiddencash, Twitter A photo taken from the @hiddencash that shows a clue where money is hidden. Credit: @hiddencash, Twitter

A social experiment by a California-based real estate investor had people searching for hidden treasure across the Bay area last month. And this weekend, he’s coming to New York City.

Last month, Palo Alto resident Jason Buzi hid little envelopes of money across San Francisco and anonymously tweeted clues under the handle @HiddenCash. People across the city got involved in the hunt for the cash.

Inside Edition was the first to identify Buzi as the man behind the scheme and CNN’s Anderson Cooper later interviewed him. In the interview, Buzi announced he would expand his experiment to other cities this weekend. The treasure hunt will hit New York City on Saturday, followed by Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas and Mexico City. By the first week of July, Hidden Cash will go international, as Buzi plans to hide money in London, Paris and Madrid. So far he has given away nearly $15,000.

 

Buzi’s altruistic efforts seem to have inspired others too as similar but unrelated Hidden Cash initiatives have sprouted in Chicago, Kansas City and as far as the United Kingdom.

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