Huguette Clark Net Worth
Huguette Clark Net Worth: Huguette Clark was an American heiress and philanthropist who had a net worth of $300 million. Huguette Clark was born on June 9, 1906 in Paris, France. She was the second daughter of William A. Clark, from his second wife, the former Anna Eugenia La Chapelle. Her father was a former U.S. Senator from Montana and businessman involved in mining and railroads. She grew up in New York City was educated at the Spence School in Manhattan. Following the death of her father in 1925, Clark and her mother moved from an opulent mansion at 962 Fifth Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, to a nearby twelfth-floor apartment at 907 Fifth Avenue. She later purchased the entire eighth floor of the building. She was a musician and an artist who, in 1929, exhibited seven of her paintings at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, located in Washington, D.C. She became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her many mansions remained empty. Upon her death at 104 in 2011, Clark left behind a fortune of more than $300 million, most of which was donated to charity after a court fight with her distant relatives. A feature film of her life is planned, based on the bestselling book "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune".