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Leona Helmsley
Leona Helmsley
Notorious New York hotelier Leona Helmsley, nicknamed "the Queen of Mean" for her outrageous behavior, died in August 2007 of congestive heart failure at the age of 87. In her will, Helmsley left a $12 million trust fund to Trouble, her Maltese dog, $10 million each to two of her four grandchildren, and nothing to the other two. Later, a judge reduced the sum left to Trouble to $2 million, after the dog's caretaker, who earns $60,000 a year, testified that it would be enough to support the pup's lavish lifestyle for the rest of its life.
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