Some may refer to Leona Helmsley as the 'Queen of Mean', but I think her dog would disagree. Helmsley died last week at the age of 87 and on Tuesday her will was made public
. In it, she provided quite nicely for her dog Trouble, creating a $12 million trust to ensure that the Maltese lives out the rest of her life in the luxury she is no doubt accustomed to. The trust will be overseen by her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, to whom she left $10 million. When Trouble's days on earth are over, she is to be buried next to her mistress in the $1.4 million mausoleum
in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Westchester County, New York. Talk about a pampered pooch.
She was less generous to her late son Jay Panzirer's children, cutting Craig and Meegan Panzire out completely for "reasons which are known to them" and leaving a relatively paltry $5 million each to David and Walter Panzirer. But even that generosity comes with a catch. In order to receive the money, David and Walter must visit their father's grave once a year, "preferably on the anniversary of my said son's death." In order to ensure they abide by that stipulation, she has ordered a guest book installed at the Helmsley Mausoleum.
Lest you think she's all bad, it is important to note that she did leave billions to various unnamed charities.