Estate Shrinkage of Famous People

Name Gross Estate Total Settlement Net Estate Percent
Shrinkage
W.C. Fields $884,680 $329,793 $554,887 37%
Nelson Eddy $472,715 $109,990 $362,725 23%
Franklin D. Roosevelt $1,940,999 $574,867 $1,366,132 30%
Humphrey Bogart $910,146 $274,234 $635,912 30%
Clark Gable $2,806,526 $1,101,038 $1,705,488 30%
Dean Witter $7,451,055 $1,830,717 $5,620,338 25%
Henry J. Kaiser, Sr. $5,597,772 $2,488,364 $3,109,408 44%
Al Jolson $4,385,143 $1,349,066 $3,036,077 31%
Gary Cooper $4,948,985 $1,520,454 $3,454,531 31%
Myford Irvine $13,445,552 $6,012,685 $7,432,867 45%
Walt Disney $23,004,851 $6,811,943 $16,192,908 30%
William E. Boeing $22,386,158 $10,589,748 $11,796,410 47%
William Frawley $92,446 $45,814 $46,632 49%
Hedda Hopper $472,661 $165,982 $306,679 35%
Marilyn Monroe $819,176 $448,750 $370,426 55%
Erle Stanley Gardner $1,795,092 $636,705 $1,158,387 35%
Cecil B. DeMille $4,043,607 $1,396,064 $2,647,543 35%
Elvis Presley $10,165,434 $7,374,635 $2,790,799 73%
J. P. Morgan $17,121,482 $11,893,691 $5,227,791 69%
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. $26,905,182 $17,124,988 $9,780,194 64%
Alwin C. Ernst, CPA $12,642,431 $7,124,112 $5,518,319 56%
Frederick Vanderbilt $76,838,530 $42,846,112 $33,992,418 56%
Howard Gould $67,535,386 $52,549,682 $14,985,704 78%


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