Last week, Robert Wilson, an ex-hedge fund executive jumped to his death from his 16th floor New York City apartment. Wilson, had recently suffered the debilitating effects of a stroke. His suicide from Manhattan’s exclusive San Remo building didn’t occur before he first gave away his $800 million fortune to charity.
The 87-year-old Wilson finalized the last $100 million just before jumping. This last chunk of his fortune went to the Environmental Defense Fund. The $100 million before that landed in the accounts of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Nature Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society, spread out over a several years.
(Article by James Achisa; image via ABC)