Microserf Munificence: Lily Kanter

Lily Kanter

Lily Kanter, 35, is the sort of "ordinary" multimillionaire that Microsoft has churned out by the thousands. She has worked five years for the company, most recently as business manager of its San Francisco retail outlet, as her stock doubled and redoubled. Yet she lives an ordinary life in most ways, ferrying her three dogs around in a seven-year-old Ford Explorer that she calls the Stinkmobile. "How many cars can you drive at one time?" she asks. "How big a house do you need?"

Kanter says she gets her real kicks these days mostly from the Sarosi-Kanter Charitable Foundation that she...

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