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Huguette Clark
6/23/2011 - Jackie Reed

From the “You can’t take it with you desk” of Yahoo news.

A reclusive copper heiress who spent the past decades living in New York City hospitals has left most of her $400 million fortune to charity--and a nurse who was randomly assigned to care for her 20 years ago.

For some reason I found this story richly intriguing.  It also reminded me of Leonora Helmsley’s passing in 2007. She was the wife of the millionaire hotelier Harry,  who came to be known as “the queen of mean”  She gave most o f her fortune to her dog, (a Maltese named trouble)  who  passed away himself  earlier this month.

Clark was the daughter of Montana Sen. William Clark, who was once the second-richest man in the country. According to Clark's will, her nurse spent more time with her than anyone else and became a "friend and loyal companion," The Post reported. Clark had no children, and specified in her will that she had no interest in leaving money to the descendants of her half-siblings or other relatives.

For more of Huguette Clark’s. life and death click Here.


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6/24/2011 Dorothy Sander from Durham NC wrote:
It would make a good book!
6/24/2011 from wrote:
This is interesting. I've always thought that having a ton of money must be more of a burden than a blessing when deciding where it should go after you've passed on. Fortunately, that's one problem I won't have, LOL.
6/25/2011 Christy Steiger from Crown Point IN wrote:
I found her reclusive life a bit sad. Where was her family? Did they leave, or did she push them away? At any rate, she put her money where her love was. I'm really pleased some was donated for public art's enrichment.

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