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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, May 28, 2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves estate to children and housekeeper, report says

RuthRuth Bader Ginsburg left most of her estate to her children, but she also named her housekeeper in her will. 

Through RBG's estate, her children received her possessions and personal property and her longtime helper, Elizabeth Salas, received a generous bequest. 

RBG's estate was valued at just under $6 million, out of which a portion ($40,000) was set aside for Ms. Salas who worked for her for 22 years. 

RBG and Ms. Salas were said to have a very close relationship. Ms. Salas even sat next to Joe Biden when Justice Ginsburg "lay in state at the US Capitol last year." 

RBG was appointed by President Bill Clinton and served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1993 until her death last year at the age of 87. 

See Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves estate to children and housekeeper, report says, Yahoo Finance, May 25, 2021. 

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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