That Is One Rich Bitch

Leona Helmsely, the Queen of Mean, passed away on August 20 at the age of 87. Helmsely is most famous for her quote, “Only the little people pay taxes.” She served 18 months in federal prison for tax evasion in 1989. Her 14-page will was made public on Tuesday and it looks like the big winner was her dog.

Trouble, Helmsley’s tiny white Maltese, will be cared for from a $12 million trust. No doubt about it, that is one rich bitch! Helmsley’s brother, Alvin Rosenthal, will get $10 million and will take care of Trouble until she dies, at which time she will be buried beside Helmsley and her husband, Harry Helmsley, in a five-star mausoleum that will be maintained with a $3 million perpetual-care trust.

The other big winners, David and Walter Panzirer, sons of her late son, Jay Panzirer, will get $5 million each but only if they visit their father’s grave once a year. To ensure that they meet their annual requirement, Helmsley ordered a guest book installed inside the family mausoleum. Helmsely’s chauffeur will receive $100,000.

The biggest losers: “I have not made any provisions in this will for my grandson Craig Panzirer or my granddaughter Meegan Panzirer for reasons which are known to them.”

Queen of Mean to the very end.


51 thoughts on “That Is One Rich Bitch”

    1. Sean says:

      Geez, I didn’t know JOhn Chow use these kind of language 😯

      No wonder why so many link to him on some of his controversial post. ❗

      1. Why are using the Pro Blogger logo?

        1. Jack Book says:

          yes. why does he use problogger logo? that is so evil 🙁

          1. He got both of your attention with it? Hmmm?

            And yes that is one Rich Bitch!

      2. will says:

        of course he does. you can’t expect someone this rich to play the nice guy can you? 😈

    2. KingJacob says:

      People dont get mean with money, it just exemplifies already present characteristics.

      1. Geedos says:

        I like that theory – and you’re probably right. Most people who make a lot of money have probably done so because they were tight with it in the first place.

  1. Enkay Blog says:

    Interesting news item on this blog! I have seen this on the news yesterday. Good Stuff! Btw, John, I have seen you on my blog several times, leave a comment sometimes!

    1. Enkay Blog says:

      By the way, didn’t realize that I was the first one! Thats like the second time!

    2. I saw this on the news last night, and had heard that she left NOTHING to her grandkids… but 12 Million to her lame little dropkick dog.

      That really sucks! I guess they should have visited grandma more often! 😳

      1. Collin says:

        Odds are her grandkids were all ready spoiled little brats to begin with.

        1. What, unlike the dogs you mean? She needed to get a grip on life, bit late now though. 🙂

  2. Alex says:

    I’ve never understood rich people leaving vast sums to their pets. I can understand leaving the pet in someone’s care, but leaving a dog 12 million dollars seems a little off.

    The worst part is that it’s a Maltese. Those things are the rats of the dog world.

    1. Haha I was thinking the same thing… I call them “dropkick dogs”… for obvious reasons. *=)

      Stupid old woman…

    2. Softsled says:

      “A little off”?????? How about a lot off!

    3. KingJacob says:

      She probally was going to give it to her two grandsons until they pissed her off and what better way to get someone back then to give your dog more money in a will than you.

  3. Amy says:

    That ranks up there with Paris Hilton giving her dog $55 bottles of water, right? Crazy rich people. GIVE ME YOUR MONEY! Hah.

  4. Stefanie says:

    When I first read this in the news I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know Grandma’s were allowed to be mean, even if they were filthy rich. Those poor grandchildren, I wonder what the secret reason is?

  5. 40Hourstogo says:

    $12 million to a dog? That’s a lot of milk bones!

  6. Alan says:

    Makes me wonder if the grandkids were really that mean or if she just didn’t like them?

    1. Well probably they were not playing with her as much as her dog 😆

  7. Stefanie says:

    Grandma’s should not be mean! What a great lasting memory those kids are going to have of their Grandma. Maybe the dog will leave the money to those kids in his will!

  8. I wonder when the dog will die, who will get the money? 🙄

    1. Rhys says:

      Wasn’t just me who was thinking that

  9. Mubin says:

    Rich people are nuts…

  10. Pavel says:

    That dog is pimping.

  11. Mac-Sage.com says:

    I don’t think folks like her live a very happy or content life. Too bad.

  12. I wonder what the grandkids did to piss her off so much that she left them with nothing? At least they should have faked it to the end. 😈 👿 😈
    -Raymond (MONEY BLUE BOOK)

  13. Rhys says:

    There MUST be a reason for it. I’m thinking something like inheritance tax evasion (can dog’s pay taxes?).

    But nothing to the grandkids, that’s evil that leaves John looking positively angelic 🙂

  14. Shaun Carter says:

    The sad thing is that everyone is overlooking that she donated several BILLION to charities. The dog and family members got a tiny fraction of the money she gave away upon her death.

  15. thien says:

    the world’s richest dog hahaha

  16. Shawn Knight says:

    As mean as it sounds, its probably a good thing the grandkids didn’t get anything. I can’t stand when parents or grandparents leave people a crapload of money… 99% of the time, the recipient doesn’t deserve that kind of money, they didnt do anything to earn it…

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  19. will says:

    I’m lost… never even heard of this person! 😕

    1. Geedos says:

      Have you heard about the dog though?!?

  20. Wahlau.NET says:

    ohh..i read this…lucky dog….and 2/4 of her grandson wasn’t on her will…haha

  21. Rich Minx says:

    Does anyone have the dog’s phone number? 🙂

    1. Apparantely he’s set up a premium rate line to cash in on his new found fame.

  22. Click Input says:

    I can remember reading pets that received a lot more than that in the past, hehe.

  23. maurizio says:

    She is not stupid. She was just surrounded by mean people so the best revenge she can do is to leave all her money to the dog.
    She could have done like Bill Gates though.

  24. This was sharp and funny lady… I think 12 million is a bit much for a dog needs, I think about 12 thousand would be plenty and the rest could have been donated to some charity for animals. But hey – it is her cash so she can do whatever she wanted with it.

  25. Jack says:

    She and Harry, her husband, made the money, let them do with it (even in the afterlife) what they will.
    Perhaps it will encourage her grandchildren to figure out their own way in the world.
    As for the dog, I have a feeling he won’t be long for this world!

    1. Geedos says:

      If it’s all self made then I can kind of understand it a little bit more but it’s still harsh!

      You’d think she’d leave them something to tie them over. Isn’t Anita Roddick planning on doing a similar thing though and giving away her money rather than leaving it to her kids?

  26. KingJacob says:

    The two grandkids that got money were in the family business while the two that didnt get money werent so that could be the reason, in any case if my grandma left me 5 mil and my brother nothing I would definently send him at least a mil.

    1. Geedos says:

      That’s sweet! I’d let him walk my 12 million dollar pooch!

  27. yeah and the dog has a lot of money too!
    You see what I did there? 😆 🙂

  28. She looks to have been a pretty bitter person. Jeez. $12mill for a dog, but nothing to her grandkids.

  29. Geedos says:

    Who actually gets to look after the dog though? And what’s to stop them spending most of the cash on themselves rather than Muttly?

  30. WarriorBlog says:

    Having money is ok as long as you don’t love it and get stingy with it.

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