You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

22 people who discovered that their junk was actually worth a fortune

INSIDER Logo By Lia Ryerson,Frank Olito of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 23: 
  Some people are in possession of fortunes without even
  realizing it. 
  
  A man found an old Nintendo video game in the attic of his
  childhood home and later learned it's worth $10,000.
  
  One person found an old pair of Air Jordan sneakers, only to
  learn that they were worn and signed by the NBA star himself. 
  
  A mother gave her daughter a cheap brooch, but it turned out
  to be a $5,000 royal gem. 
  
  
    Visit
    Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  Everyone loves a 
  rags to riches story, but for some unsuspecting people,
  proverbial "rags" actually ended up being worth millions - and
  they almost didn't realize it.

  From the farmer using a $100,000 meteor as a doorstop to the guy
  who unknowingly bought an original copy of the Declaration of
  Independence, these people can testify that one man's trash is
  truly another's treasure.

  • Some people are in possession of fortunes without even realizing it.
  • A man found an old Nintendo video game in the attic of his childhood home and later learned it's worth $10,000.
  • One person found an old pair of Air Jordan sneakers, only to learn that they were worn and signed by the NBA star himself.
  • A mother gave her daughter a cheap brooch, but it turned out to be a $5,000 royal gem.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Everyone loves a rags to riches story, but for some unsuspecting people, proverbial "rags" actually ended up being worth millions - and they almost didn't realize it.

From the farmer using a $100,000 meteor as a doorstop to the guy who unknowingly bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, these people can testify that one man's trash is truly another's treasure.

(Editor's note: All figures in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. Please check out our Currency Converter  for the latest values.) 

Click or swipe to view the gallery.

Download the Microsoft News app to get the latest industry, real estate, jobs and tech news on your Android or iPhone device.


© Andrew Milligan - PA Images/ Getty

More From INSIDER

Loading...

XD Load Error

AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon