Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

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

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Dan Snyder Couldn’t Sell His $35 Million Mansion. So He Gave It Away.

Screenshot 2024-05-12 at 12.10.50 PMEarlier this week, the estate that once belonged to Dan Snyder, the former owner of Washington’s NFL team, went back on the market—a bit surprisingly, for the same price, $34.9 million, that it had been unsuccessfully listed for last year.

Snyder and his wife first listed the five-bedroom French chateau-style house for $49 million in February 2023; the price dropped to $34.9 million in August, after Snyder sold the Commanders. When the property still didn’t sell, he donated it to the American Cancer Society. The nonprofit has now put the house back up for sale. A recent appraisal, she says, valued the property at more than it’s listed for. A charity spokesperson told The Washington Post that the ACS plans to sell the mansion and then use the money "to advance our mission of improving the lives of cancer patients and their families."

For more information see Katherine Clarke “Dan Snyder Couldn’t Sell His $35 Million Mansion. So He Gave It Away.”, Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2024. 

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


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