Colorado businessman, Jake Jabs, of American Furniture Warehouse and famous for appearing in his TV commercials with lions and tigers for years committed to donating $25 million to his alma mater, Montana State University, according to KXLF, a Bozeman, Montana TV station.

“My goal is to die poor.”

That’s what Montana State University alumnus Jake Jabs told dozens of people who crammed inside a second floor room at the school’s Foundation & Alumni Center. Jabs moved one step closer to that goal this morning when he announced he was giving $25 million to the school’s College of Business. It is the largest private gift made in the history of Montana higher education.

“What I’m trying to do is…share it with other people,” he elaborated.

[ via KXLF.com ]