Heiress Huguette Clark
June 23, 2011 by Post Team
Heiress Huguette Clark, In 1991, Peri Hadassah was randomly chosen to care for copper mining heiress Huguette Clark, who chose to live as a recluse for decades in the Hospital New York City’s Beth Israel. Clark died at the age of 104 in May, leaving Peri, a private nurse from Brooklyn, a rich woman – and 34 million to be exact, plus a valuable collection of dolls.
Legal papers filed in Manhattan surrogate court this week showed that Clark’s fortune to be and $ 400 million and 14 million of which was a goddaughter, but none of the distant relatives. In her will. The heiress quotes nurse long as a “loyal friend and companion.”
A legacy like this can be the kiss of death – or not – for those who have always lived humble lives, such as psychologists.
Those who have been able to anticipate the eventual wealth or those who, like Peri, who have been dedicated caregivers, may fare better.
“This may or may not be good,” said Daniel Kegan, a psychologist in Chicago and Associate Director of Elan. “Getting a windfall acts as an amplifier of the way they are living. If you are grounded, can make things better for you. And if you’re not, you can make it much worse.”
“Celebrities give us good examples,” he said. “If you have a lot of money and are spending lots of money, frequenting places that are most at risk. And the more people want to do bad things [with him].”
Lottery winners prove that money can often be more a curse than a blessing.
“A person with a tendency to bad habits can enjoy these in a much larger scale,” said Kegan.
William “Bud” Post won and 16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery in 1988. His family and a former girlfriend tormented him for money and now lives in a check and 450 per month from Social Security.
A casino in Atlantic City sued another, and 314.9 million Powerball winner Jack Whittaker in 2004 for writing bad checks.
Evelyn Adams, who won and 5.4 million in two New Jersey lotteries in 1985 and 1986, lost most of her fortune gambling.
Billie Bob Harrell Jr., who won and 37 million in Texas, committed suicide in 1997 when his marriage collapsed.
The problem with the lottery winners is that they have a realistic “plan” of their new wealth, according to Steven Danish, director of the Center for Life Skills and professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
“I never expected to win,” he said. “They hope and pray, but I have no plan. They just want to be rich … Then suddenly everyone is relative. You do not know you have so many relatives.”
This may be the case Peri said. But she was rewarded for faithful service to Clark, and there are other examples of those whose estates could change their lives positively.
In 2010, Nepal Tamang IIndra inherited some of the most valuable real estate in New York where he was chef and butler to the late actress Ruth Ford and her husband, Zachary Scott.
Now owns two multi-million dollar apartments in the famous Dakota building where John Lennon and Yoko lived when the former Beatle was murdered in 1980.
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