Friday, July 29, 2011
Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Leaves £16m to Charities, Family, His Trust, and His Bull Terriers
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen killed himself in 2010, leaving a total of £16m to charities, family, his trust, and his dogs. McQueen gave £100,000 to four charities, £50,000 to both of his two housekeepers, £250,000 to each of his five siblings, and £50,000 each to his godson, nieces, and nephews. McQueen also left £50,000 to his three bull terriers, Minter, Juice, and Callum. A trust for McQueen’s Sarabande charity received the remainder of his estate.
See Alexander McQueen leaves money for dogs to be pampered, BBC News, Jul. 26, 2011; Allyson Koerner, Alexander McQueen Leaves Large Amount of Money to His Dogs, Ecorazzi, Jul. 27, 2011.
For more information on planning for your pets, see Gerry W. Beyer & Barry Seltzer, Fat Cats & Lucky Dogs – How to Leave (Some of) Your Estate to Your Pets (2010).