PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — Two weeks after he began planting cash in locations across the Bay Area, the mystery man behind the @hiddencash Twitter account is finally showing his face. As he gives away thousands, others criticize the millionaire for how he made his money.
TV Show “Inside Edition” used a voice analyst to reveal @hiddencash is real estate mogul Jason Buzi. On Friday, the Palo Alto millionaire confirmed to The Bold Italic he is the man hiding money for people to find.READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce
For the last few weeks, Buzi has been hiding hundreds of dollars at a time, from the Bay Area to Southern California. At times, the buzz became hysteria, as hundreds of thousands of his Twitter followers searched for the cash.
Now, the man who invested this social media cash craze is being criticized for how he made the money he is now giving away.READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments
A 2012 article on Palo Alto Online talks about Buzi’s business. It’s described as taking advantage of struggling homeowners during the Great Recession, buying their homes at below market value, and then quickly flipping them for a profit the homeowners would never see.
Buzi has denied any wrongdoing.
On Friday, @Hiddencash tweeted.MORE NEWS: Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased Employment
He also tweeted.