Saturday, 11 June 2011

Richest Dog Dies

The pampered Maltese pooch, beloved pet of late real estate billionaire Leona Helmsley, passed away at her luxury retirement retreat in Florida in December.


Helmsley herself died in 2007, cutting two grandchildren out of her will and evicting her son's widow after his death.

As well as leaving a substantial slice of her fortune to Trouble, the notorious hotel owner stated her wish to be buried with the pooch in a 12,000-square-foot family mausoleum at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Westchester County, New York.

The latter wasn't allowed, however, because pets cannot be buried there as a rule.

A spokesman for the dog's hotel retreat in Sarasotam, Florida, said:
'Trouble was cremated, and her remains are being privately retained.

'The funds held in trust for her care have reverted to The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for charitable purposes.'

Leona Helmsley was known as a symbol of 1980s greed, earning the nickname 'the Queen of Mean' after she was convicted of tax evasion. She served 18 months in federal prison in the early 1990s.

The $12million she left Trouble was later reduced by a judge to $2million after the dog's caretaker said he could care for her with a mere $100,000 a year.

- Story taken from http://www.metro.co.uk

22 comments:

  1. That woman sounds like a completely horrid human being. A bit mental too, $12 mill for a dog? ...eh

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  2. Wow.. that's an awful picture for her.. oh well, I guess when you can't even outlive your dog...

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  3. Haha, someone isn't photogenic :P

    But shame about the dog! :''[

    Followed! :)

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  4. i would die too if my owner had that kind of face XD.

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  5. dude what the heck man people are so weird.

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  6. haha, I remember when she died and left all that money to the dog

    i guess all good things come to an end

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  7. And there's people dying in Africa of hunger. World is messed up alright.

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  8. Man's best friend > grandchildren. Nuff said.

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  9. I can't believe she wanted to leave 12 million to a dog...

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  10. I honestly can't believe that people do things like that.

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  11. Hah, leaving money to a dog. That's freaking stupid.

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  12. Saw that the other day, and remember when the dog got all that money

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  13. It's funny how someone's dog can be worth millions, probably more money than you and I will ever touch in our lifetimes.

    Sad, huh?

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  14. She sounds like a pretty cruel person, honestly. I don't believe in dynastic wealth, but she should have given her money to charity before she died.

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