Most of us would do anything for our families, including spotting them some cash in times of trouble. But, as we know, rich celebrities live in a different world. When it comes to allocating their fortunes, some of the world’s richest people — both dead and alive — are opting to leave their money to charities, other people, and even beloved pets instead.
From Oprah to Warren Buffett, these 15 rich celebrities are leaving their families with nothing. One famous American Idol judge would rather have his money go to other kids and dogs rather than his own son (No. 12).
1. Jerry Lewis
Rather than pass his massive estate to his six kids born with his first wife, Jerry Lewis’s will noted the inheritance should be given to his second wife, SanDee Pitnick, according to The Blast. His adopted daughter, Danielle, is next in line should something happen to Pitnick.
The comedian’s relationship with his children and first wife Patti Palmer became non-existent upon his second marriage and the documents show Lewis “intentionally excluded” all six children from the estate. Unfortunately, this final act of pettiness means the Lewis kids should expect a big goose egg from dad moving forward.
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