dsjas297 writes "California's Bureau Of Unclaimed Property has been haveing some problems. Like many Californian organizations, it is severely mismanaged.
The California Taxpayers' Association reports that the agency did not even realize that is was listed as having unclaimed property on its own search website. (http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_5957628)
Seeing the article set me about searching the site.
Interestingly, many notable people have money out there that they could claim:
DirectTV owes Linus Torvalds $96.83 in refunds. (http://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/UCP/PropertyDetails.aspx ?propertyRecID=6403094)
Stanford University hasn't paid Sergey Brin hundreds of dollars in wages. (http://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/UCP/SearchResults.aspx?s earchID=6151239d-212f-4bcf-8926-a2cbae9067a5&page= 0&set=0&pageSize=25)
Nancy Pelosi have some money due to her as well. (http://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/UCP/SearchResults.aspx?s earchID=4338d449-0e0a-43ae-ba64-4ba59ce115ee&page= 0&set=0&pageSize=25)
And these were just my first few searches. Plenty of notable figures must have some unclaimed money lying around."