Weird wills – 1 million flowers

Weird wills – 1 million flowers

Canadian millionaire financier Keith Owen was diagnosed with cancer at 69 and sadly given only a few weeks to live.  He promptly decided to donate his £2.3 million estate to Sidmouth in Devon,England – his favourite holiday spot and his mother’s place of...
Weird Wills – Messages from beyond the grave

Weird Wills – Messages from beyond the grave

Internationally renowned escapologist Harry Houdini met with an untimely death.  The Hungarian born illusionist, the dare devil performed death defying stunts to shocked audiences all over the world. His boast that he could take any blow, so conditioned was his body,...
Weird Wills – A Battle for Billions

Weird Wills – A Battle for Billions

If you were once known as the richest woman in Asia, it is likely there will be a battle for your billions when you die.  Known as ‘Little Sweetie’, Nina Wang was something of an eccentric.  With her hair in pigtails and always dressed in traditional...
Weird Wills – Impossible Gifts

Weird Wills – Impossible Gifts

Occasionally a family feud or personal agenda can manifest in a will.   When US business man Frank Mandelbaum’s will was read in 2007, he used a trust to effectively disinherit his gay son by creating an impossible gift. In the will it was discovered Frank had left a...
Weird Wills – Canada’s Great Stork Derby

Weird Wills – Canada’s Great Stork Derby

Canada’s 1930’s ‘Great Stork Derby’ was started when Canadian attorney Charles Vance Millar died a childless bachelor in 1928.  As well as being a lawyer, Millar was a successful financier and known as a practical joker, which may explain his rather unusual last will...
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