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Wall Street Tycoon Gives Away $800,000,000 Then Commits Suicide

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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)

Posted in: Banks, Wall Street

7 Comments on "Wall Street Tycoon Gives Away $800,000,000 Then Commits Suicide"

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  1. k says:

    thats sad…money doesnt bring happiness!

  2. Christena Harralson says:

    Wow its Amazing that he donated all that money but even sadder than him commiting suicide is that the money he give to those “charity’s “will probably be Pocketed like all the others! :( What a Pity!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    Glad for the charities, but so sad for him that he was in such dispair. Did he not have someone who loved him? RIP, Robert.

  4. wiley789 says:

    Giving to charity, he may as well have burned it, perhaps 10% of it will end up in some needy persons pocket, the rest goes to the CEOs and execs of the charities, with their massive salaries and bonuses. As bad as greedy grasping churches in my eyes.

  5. wiley789 says:

    some people are saying sad, why, he had a good innings at life, 87, and with the money he must have lived well. just another human being at the end of their life, nothing more nothing less, it will get us all in the end.

  6. jeff says:

    The only true peace comes from Christ ..,. When I read that he jumped at first I thought of the 1920″s crash when the stockbrokers were jumping off the tops of the skyscrapers in New York then I thought “conspiracy”! One of those not so secret society’s murdered him and channelled all that money through non profit organizations Like they have been doing for years ….. And I just laugh and know we all have a numbered days on this earth then death and then Christ’s judgment throne there at the throne we will all be asking a lot of questions ….like did he jump or was he murdered …..its appointed once to die and then judgment……

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