Huguette Clark was one of the people who intrigued me most in this world. One of the richest women in the world, she was last seen in public about 80 years ago. Despite having a fortune of about $500M, homes across the world (the one above is in Santa Barbara, is worth $100M and no one has lived there since 1963), and the most expensive apartment in Manhattan, she preferred living in a hospital and cut off from the rest of the world. She was represented by one attorney for 20 years and he was only ever able to speak to her through a door. Even before she passed yesterday the family had already started arguing about money. Her relatives say that her current attorney and accountant took money they should not have and that they mismanaged the estate. There will be plenty for everyone so there is no need to be so greedy.
Huguette was the daughter of the second richest man in America and was the subject of tabloid journalism for the first part of her life which may help to explain her fondness for being a recluse. I really wish she had given an interview about her life before she passed. RIP.