🎧 A Legacy of Billionaires
LATE LAST YEAR, Toronto police made a chilling discovery: the strangled bodies of 75-year-old generic-drug billionaire Bernard “Barry” Sherman and his wife, Honey, hanging beside their indoor pool. Sherman was not a man who shied away from conflict; he battled competitors in court and engaged in a decade-long lawsuit with his cousins over an ownership stake in his firm, Apotex. The deaths are being investigated as homicides, but no suspects have been named.
His death is by far the most lurid of those of the 25 billionaires–with a combined net worth of $120.4 billion–who died in the past year. The list includes the world’s former wealthiest woman, L’Oréal heir Liliane Bettencourt, and 2017’s oldest billionaire, David Rockefeller, a major philanthropist and the former chief of Chase National Bank. He was 101 when he died.
Is it a coincidence that 25 BILLIONAIRES died within the last year alone? How did they build this kind of wealth? What are you going to leave for the next generation? Co-hosts Susan Price, DrFaye Wilson and Linda Martinelli are in search of answers as we identify old money traditions and new world opportunities…