Percy Ross
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"Percy Ross" was an United States/American self-made millionaire/multi-millionaire. He arrived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota around 1946-1947. He was associated with Ross and Ross Auctioneers. In 1959 he purchased a company called Poly-Tech, which made polyethylene plastic bags. He died in Edina, Minnesota on November 10, 2001.

Ross was best known for his philanthropist/philanthropy, particularly through his Thanks a Million newspaper column, where he would often grant requests for readers in need. Thanks a Million ran in over 800 publications for 17 years. It eventually became a Radio syndication/syndicated radio show running on over 400 radio stations. From the column and shows, he gave away an estimated United States dollar/US$20 to $30 million over a period of 17 years.

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Ross was born and raised in Laurium, Michigan, on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan's upper peninsula, about 10 miles from Michigan Technological University.

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