, Being the founder of a successful record label usually means earning good coin. Such was the case for Alan Meltzer, the former chairman and co-founder of Wind-Up Records. In addition to having an ear for music, he also had a taste for gambling and became a very successful high-stakes poker player.When the 67-year-old died back on Halloween last year, he left behind a 10 million dollar estate. Meltzer formed the label with his wife Diana after purchasing indie label Grass Records. Together, they helped grow the company, signing such bands as Creed and Seether. Wind-Up is now the largest independently owned record label in the world. +Allan Meltzer poker genius
Things didn’t work out with Meltzer and his wife. She left him and he retreated to two service workers for kindness and compassion. During the split, Meltzer routinely confided in chauffeur Jean Laborde and doorman Chamil Demiraj. After his death, Meltzer left a million bucks to Laborde and a cool $500,000 to Demiraj.
“I appreciate it,” Demiraj said recently in a New York Post article about the inheritance. “He was a generous guy. He was a really good friend of mine, and I was a good friend of his. It’s a surprise. Peace and rest to him. That’s all I can say.”
But what about ex Diana? Turns out, the split denied Diana at least a guaranteed 33 percent of the estate. She says she doesn’t care about the money. Maria Assunta $14 million cat,
“If he wants to give it to the bums, he can give it to the bums. He could f— a nun. I couldn’t give a s—. He can give his money to whoever he wants. We’re divorced. The man is dead,” the former Mrs. Meltzer said to the New York Post. Huguette Clark $34 million nurse, Huguette Clark $34 Million Nurse, The controversy surrounding what will happen to the vast fortune left in the wake of the death of copper heiress Huguette Clark seems to be just getting warmed up.
Clark, who died in May at the age of 104, left a somewhat surprising will behind, cutting out friends and family and leaving $34 million to her nurse. According to MSNBC, she also left about $17 million to her accountant and attorney through fees and other bequests.
The accountant and attorney are both under investigation, and have had to account for all the transactions they’ve made since they took over legal power of attorney for the heiress in 1996. According to MSNBC, the investigation is the result of an incredible $1 million-a-month spending pattern for a woman who never left the hospital. Remarkably, in the course of one day, the pair apparently wrote $380,000 in checks from Clark’s personal account.
The astounding sum left to her nurse, Hadassah Peri, has also raised eyebrows. The New York Post detailed just how she took care of Clark until her death, and the tremendous affection she showed the heiress.