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Man hides cash then tweets its whereabouts

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A wealthy real estate investor is causing quite a stir with his $100 cash drops. (Source: CNN) A wealthy real estate investor is causing quite a stir with his $100 cash drops. (Source: CNN)

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) - Money doesn't grow on trees, but in California finding cash is as easy as checking twitter.

It's a San Francisco scavenger hunt, tracking the latest clue for cash.

The search for dollars has taken people all over the city thanks to a self-described one percenter on Twitter, with the handle @ hiddencash.

According to his profile, it's a social experiment for good.

He hides money, then tweets out the clues.

And if the cash is found, he wants the finder tweet a photo.

The man behind it all is a real estate investor who says he's heartened to see that many of the lucky recipients are using the money for their own random acts of kindness.

Reporter: "Can you tell us why you decided remain anonymous?"

"I don't necessarily want the spotlight on myself. I do want the spotlight on what I'm doing and what I'm trying to do, but I don't want the spotlight on me as a private person. I have no plans to stop anytime soon. I'm planning to continue this indefinitely into the future," said the anonymous donor.

Since it started last week, he's been leaving about $1,000 a day. That equates to 10 separate clues.

"I think it's awesome-a totally fun thing to do. And the fact that he's doing it in a philanthropic and charitable mindset makes it even cooler," said Izzy Miller, who found cash.

It's old fashioned cash and San Francisco tech, coming together for a noble purpose.

@Hidden cash has moved on to Los Angeles.

No word on where he'll go next.

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