Fortune Teller Inherits Fortune
HONG KONG (AFP) -- Asia's richest woman left her wealth to her fortune-teller in her last known will, Hong Kong media reported Thursday, predicting a costly legal battle to control her multi-billion-dollar estate.
Nina Wang, who died aged 69 earlier this month and had no children, left a legacy estimated as worth at least 4.2 billion US dollars after transforming her company Chinachem into a real estate empire.
Wang's will named her personal fortune teller, Chan Chun Chuen, as the beneficiary of her entire estate.
The will was written in 2006, two years after Wang was diagnosed with cancer and after she won an eight-year court battle against her father-in-law for control of her late husband Teddy Wang's estate.
He disappeared in 1990 after being kidnapped. His body was never found and he was declared dead nine years later.
Hmmmm ... Evidence that ignorant superstition doesn't hamper a person's ability to accumulate a huge fortune -- especially not if the spouse disappears under mysterious circumstances.
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