Mr. Hartford began reaping the financial benefits at age 6, when his grandfather died and provided him with an annual income of $1.5 million.That was back in 1912, when $1.5 million was a lot of money. Anyway, this guy was pretty incredible.
Barbara Sears Rockefeller also passed recently. She had quite the life and the obit leads you to find out more.
I like to read the obits. Some of them are really great. Through obits, I have discovered people and music that are new to me (e.g., Max Roach.) It's often a sad occasion, but this is how people can achieve a share of immortality. When a life can inspire others after it's over, that is really special.