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Reclusive copper heiress leaves $38 million to nurse
Yahoo ^ | 06/23/2011 | By Liz Goodwin

Posted on 06/23/2011 1:48:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

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.

The New York Post reports that Huguette Clark did not leave a penny to her family members. The lion's share of her fortune will go to a foundation to promote the arts. She left the biggest chunk of the remaining inheritance--a testament worth about $38 million--to her private nurse, Hadassah Peri. She also left Peri her collection of dolls and dollhouses, which The New York Times says could be worth millions.

Clark, who died last month at 104, divided up the rest of her assets among her accountant, her lawyer, a physician and a goddaughter.

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KEYWORDS: copper; elderly; millionaires; nurse
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To: Responsibility2nd

Any links to D’Anconia Copper?


2 posted on 06/23/2011 1:49:30 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

wonder if the “stiffed” family actually ever came and visited her in her convalescence/decline?


3 posted on 06/23/2011 1:52:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Responsibility2nd

John Belushi in drag?


4 posted on 06/23/2011 1:55:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oooooh. If the lawyer who drafted the estate plan is the same one who received benefit from it, there could be real trouble.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 1:58:04 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Responsibility2nd

She had no children and I trust her judgement in how she dispersed her money. Better than Leona Helmsley leaving millions to her cat. STILL, there might be some kind of fruitless legal challenge from distant relatives, which will go nowhere, but probably tie things up for a while.


6 posted on 06/23/2011 2:00:41 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Lurker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguette_M._Clark

Her daddy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Clark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Kings


7 posted on 06/23/2011 2:02:28 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She had no children and I trust her judgement in how she dispersed her money. Better than Leona Helmsley leaving millions to her cat. STILL, there might be some kind of fruitless legal challenge from distant relatives, which will go nowhere, but probably tie things up for a while.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 2:06:07 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Responsibility2nd; F15Eagle; Gamecock; ReneeLynn; MotleyGirl70
She also left a townhouse, another doll collection, and a few more million to the Susan Ross Foundation. Former fiancee George Costanza has been tapped to serve on the board, working evenings and weekends.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 2:10:57 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

It’s an honor.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 2:12:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Lurker

Most likely not. The estate still had value.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s a man..man.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 2:17:41 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you’re wealthy, instead of leaving your money to charity, I prefer the idea of leaving it to purposes that people will either laugh at or ponder for many years.

This can be as simple as treasure maps sent to random people around the world, that actually lead to treasure, but weird treasure, like gold coins stamped with arcane symbols, silver statues of space aliens, etc.

Or pay an artist to make a giant statue to some character actor:

http://460xvr.com/tg/not.htm

Or some kind of Piltdown Man project. Mayans vs. Vikings, that sort of thing.

Or pay genetic scientists to make some weird new species of animal to name after you. That can breed and survive in the wild.


13 posted on 06/23/2011 2:18:23 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Larry Lucido
What?
 
Nothing left to this noble organization???
 
 



14 posted on 06/23/2011 2:19:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: supremedoctrine

Dog. Helmsley left a fortune to her dog, named Trouble.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 2:26:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd; Rebelbase
Clark, who died last month at 104, divided up the rest of her assets among her accountant, her lawyer, a physician and a goddaughter

Lawyer: "Doc, are you sure your patient is going to outlive all of us. Did you HAVE to make her stop smoking??"

16 posted on 06/23/2011 2:39:40 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Damn, I blew that one.

Lawyer: “Doc, your patient is going to outlive all of us. Did you HAVE to make her stop smoking??”


17 posted on 06/23/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
If you’re wealthy, instead of leaving your money to charity, I prefer the idea of leaving it to purposes that people will either laugh at or ponder for many years.

Leslie Nielsen tombstone.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 2:47:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

19 posted on 06/23/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Dog.”

Too many folks here on FR have trouble reading...if they can read at all.

And this is why awful rumors get started here on FR. The non readers pick up from the non readers and keep spreading untruths as if the subject matter were true.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 2:58:38 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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