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BBC NEWS | Americas | US fortune ‘not solely for dogs’.
The fortune left by late real estate tycoon Leona Helmsley can go to charities other than those solely related to dogs, a US court has ruled.
She left a $12m (£6m) inheritance to her pet dog, Trouble, explicitly leaving out two of her grandchildren.
But in April a Manhattan judge reduced the trust fund for the nine-year-old Maltese to $2m and the grandchildren received $6m each.
How does this make you feel? Do you think about the rights of the dogs? Or the rights of people? Or the fact that this woman was somehow holder of $8bn of wealth? And what about the fact that such a thing is not surprising to us?
They called her the queen of mean. I don’t really doubt she was a pain in the ass. It makes sense. Pain in the ass, doesn’t like people, leaves more money to dogs than relatives.
She had $8bn. Was she saving up for something? How on earth do people accumulate that much money?
This modern world.