Trouble – The Twelve Million Dollar Dog


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Leona Helmsley (Photo Credit: By United States Marshals Service - Derived from Leona Helmsley.jpg -

When New York heiress Leona Helmsley, (a.k.a, Queen of Mean) died recently, her family discovered that one of the biggest beneficiaries in her will was - her eight-year old Maltese dog, Trouble!

In order to ensure that Trouble could continue living the life of luxury he is accustomed to, she left him a whopping $12mm USD! And, the little dog is going to need every penny!

That's because Trouble, who currently lives in a 28-room mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut not only likes his meals specially prepared for him, but also, prefers to be hand fed by one of Ms. Helmsley's employees! That's because once in a while, just for fun, this rotten little dog likes to nip some fingers!

Ms. Helmsley also requested that when Trouble dies, he be buried alongside her, so that they can be together in eternity.

While $12 million dollars is a large amount (especially for a dog), this constitutes a very small portion of Leona Helmsley’s total wealth. The owner of several hotels, including the famous New York Helmsley, her total wealth was estimated to be over $2.5 billion!

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  • helacruela
    helacruelaTuesday, October 20, 2020 at 8:59 am
    This is probably how DOGONews got it's name. I mean, This is their first article anyway.
    • wavebreaker
      wavebreakerMonday, October 5, 2020 at 7:23 pm
      And wow that is one expensive dog!
      • wavebreaker
        wavebreakerMonday, October 5, 2020 at 7:23 pm
        This was the first dogo news article!!
        • laynebot5
          laynebot5Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:11 am
          That's one expensive dog
          • wolfieland
            wolfielandThursday, July 30, 2020 at 6:45 am
            jeez thats a lot for a dog
            • bookfan2008
              bookfan2008Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm
              " Mind blown" WOW! This article is crazy! That much money for a dog!?
              • meisdancer
                meisdancerTuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:09 am
                OMG!!! I know almost EVERYTHING about dogs but a 12 MILLION DOLLAR DOG is just BIZZARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • ginnyweasly1
                  ginnyweasly1Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm
                  *speechless* what?
                  • bookfan2008
                    bookfan2008Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:58 am
                    Wow! Thatś lot of money!
                    • effie302
                      effie302Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 4:24 pm
                      thats so sad that she died R.I.P, but the dog is still there to serve as one of the families memories of her.