I read and post on WSO occasionally from a different account but created a new account specifically to make this post to protect anonymity. Because of this, I unfortunately must be quite vague.
Some background: I graduated from a semi-target in 2011 with a STEM major. Towards the end of my college-career I got in early on a financially-related start-up doing some modeling/programming work. After I graduated, I continued to work for this firm. An idea my coworker had ended up being extremely lucrative. In a short time, we built the idea and it became extremely lucrative. This past year, I exited the firm with approximately $20M, as I felt that I had nothing more to add. However, in many ways I don't feel like I deserve it.
So much of our success was luck. None of us were particularly brilliant; we had an idea, went with it, and made a ton of money. While the work that I did was critical to our success, most of what I did, anyone with some programming skills could have done. I don't see myself as more qualified than any other recent STEM graduate. I still want to keep working but A) I would feel silly taking a 100k job at a large corporation (which is what I believe I'd be qualified for) and B) I have no idea how to combine my time, energy and money in a productive way.
Monkeys: If suddenly, through a combination of 99% luck and 1% skill, you made a large sum of money but have no ability replicate your results, what would you do? Would you continue to work a corporate job? Start a non-profit? Go to graduate school? Become an angel investor?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I would like to thank all of you for your responses, they have been very helpful! After some consideration I think I have a tentative plan for what I'd like to do in the next few years. Since 'm not currently working, I've already made some commitments to help out with the wedding planning more than I otherwise. I have enough time to work on something on the side, but not quite enough where I'd be able to completely throw myself into anything. So, I have decided to take @"heister"'s advice and learn how to manage my own money effectively. As I have said a few times already, I don't feel like I have any special skills that makes me uniquely valuable. Because of this, I have decided to look into applying to engineering graduate programs. Specifically, I think I'd like to explore biomedical engineering, as I feel like that's an area with really high impact potential right now. I didn't have an amazing GPA in school (~3.5) so hopefully I don't have to make too large of a donation to gain admission. Once again, thank you all for your input.