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(Updated on 15/09/2016)
Helmsley (1920 - 2007) "was a billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate
She "left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million
trust fund, according to her will..."
Nickname : "Queen of Mean"
US dog hiding after threats - 4 December 2007
"A dog which inherited $12m (£5.8m) from late New York
hotelier Leona Helmsley is in hiding after it was targeted
by death threats, US media say."
cuts US dog's $12m legacy - 16 June 2008
"A judge in New York has agreed to slash $10m (£5.1m) off the
$12m inheritance given by real estate billionaire Leona Helmsley to
her pet dog, Trouble...
Mrs Helmsley's will says when Trouble dies she will be buried alongside
her and her late husband Harry in their mausoleum. Mrs Helmsley and
her husband built a company which managed some of New York's most
prestigious addresses, including the Empire State Building, as well
as hotels across the country."
Legacy = gift, inheritance
slash something such as costs or jobs means to reduce
them by a large amount
estate is property in the form of land and buildings
will = last wishes, a testament
- Trouble, the dog that inherited $12m, dies - 10 June 2011
"One of the world's richest dogs, which inherited $12 million (£7.3m) from eccentric US hotelier Leona Helmsley, has died...
The funds held in trust for her care have reverted to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for charitable purposes."