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Going To The Dogs

July 14, 2008

Leona Helmsley

Instead of leaving her considerable fortune to her children, grandchildren or research for diseases like AIDS, the late Leona Helmsley, has left billions for the care of dogs. Yes, I’m not kidding. You can’t make stuff like this up.

Leona and her late husband hotelier Harry Helmsley

Now, I know the little Fidos of the world need care too, but when you think about the fact that there are so many homeless and infirmed people in our world and she left her money to dogs, it’s really sad.

Mean Green

“Sure, the hotelier and real estate magnate Leona Helmsley left $12 million in her will to her dog, Trouble. But that, it turns out, is nothing much compared with what other dogs may receive from the charitable trust of Helmsley, who died in August.

Her instructions, specified in a two-page “mission statement,” are that the entire trust, valued at $5 billion to $8 billion and amounting to virtually all her estate, be used for the care and welfare of dogs, according to two people who have seen the document and who described it on condition of anonymity.”



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