The trend among billionaires to give at least half their money to charity, the so-called Giving Pledge, has not always been so popular. Many have preferred to keep it in the family, or at least try.
A new ruling in a divorce within one of Canada’s richest families — which overturns a key part of the contract imposed by the patriarch on his children and their spouses, severely limiting their claims in the event of divorce — shows just how difficult this can be.
[AP] - Wallace McCain, the mogul and philanthropist who helped turn a small New Brunswick french fry plant into a multibillion-dollar frozen foods empire and later went on to control meat processor Maple Leaf Foods, has died.
TORONTO (AP) -- Wallace McCain, the mogul and philanthropist who helped turn a small New Brunswick french fry plant into a multibillion-dollar frozen foods empire and later went on to control meat processor Maple Leaf Foods, has died. He was 81....
Gladys Horton, the lead singer of Motown girl group the Marvelettes whose hits included "Please Mr. Postman," has died at the age of 66, her son said Thursday.Horton died Wednesday in a nursing home north of Los Angeles where she had been recovering from a stroke, said her son Vaughn Thornton said in a statement released by the Detroit-based Motown Alumni Association."My mother died peacefully," he said, adding: "She fought as long as she could."
Corin Redgrave, the oldest member of Britain's Redgrave acting dynasty, died Tuesday at the age of 70, his family said."Corin Redgrave has died today. He was taken ill at home in the early hours of Sunday morning," his wife Kika Markham and the family said in a statement."He died very peacefully surrounded by his family. We will miss him so very much."Born in London on July 16, 1939 to theatrical actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Corin Redgrave was known for his theatre, film and television work as well as his left-wing political activism.
Former Tottenham and Wolves defender Dean Richards died on Saturday aged 36 after losing his battle with a long-term illness.Richards, who also played for Bradford and Southampton, was forced to retire from the game in March 2005 after suffering from dizzy spells and headaches during his time at White Hart Lane.A statement on the Wolves website read: "Everyone at Wolves was saddened to hear of the death of Dean Richards, who passed away this morning at the age of 36 after a long-term battle with serious illness."