The phrase “Going to the dogs” takes on new meaning when it comes to socialite Gail Posner, who left her Chihuahua, Conchita, a $3 million trust fund and an $8.3 million beachfront Miami mansion, much to the distress of Gail’s son Bret. Similarly, controversial hotel magnate Leona Helmsley ignored her relatives to leave $12 million to her dog, Trouble. In this case, the court eventually trimmed the canine’s inheritance to $2 million. Quaker State heiress, Eleanor Ritchey, left over $12 million to her homeless dog shelter and its 150 residents. After the last one passed away, the money went to Auburn University for research of animal diseases. The largest inheritance to date, however, is an astounding $80 million, to Gunther III, the German Shepard of German Countess Karlotta Liebensetein. The hound’s money managers invested his holdings so well that the estate left to the dog “until he dies” is now in the paws of Gunther IV and worth $372 million.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.