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Mysteriously Reclusive Heiress Dies at 104, Leaves Her Nurse $33.6 Million


In 1930, she mysteriously disappeared from public view.

The reclusive millionaire Huguette Clark spent 70 years holed up in her New York mansion, exiting her building only to attend medical appointments. Last month, the 104-year-old mining heiress passed away, leaving a massive fortune behind.

While many people choose to share their wealth with close relatives, Clark had different plans. Reports claim that she left her goddaughter $14 million, then split the rest of her massive fortune between the creation of an arts foundation and her nurse, Hadassah Peri. In sum, Peri is set to receive $33.6 million.

Mail Online has more:

The staggering award is on top of the $2 million given to Mrs Peri to buy four properties including a $700,000 family home in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and a $500,000 holiday home on an exclusive Jersey Shore estate.

She also used the money to secure two apartments in an up scale Manhattan apartment complex for her children to use when they were at college in the city.

Mrs Peri will also take ownership of Mrs Clark’s huge antique doll collection, which is potentially worth millions of dollars.

Clark's story is intriguing. Her father, William A. Clark, was a one-time senator and a "mining tycoon," who left his daughter $300 million ($3.6 billion in today's money). In 1930, she mysteriously disappeared from public view.

Peri has publicly expressed gratitude over the astounding sum of money (and real estate) she was left with. About $275 million of the woman's fortune -- the largest portion -- will be designated toward the creation of the Bellosguardo Art Foundation.

Below, watch the ABC News report for more:

(h/t Mail Online)

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