The world's oddest wills

The world’s oddest wills

Four of the most bizarre bequests


Remember when Leona Helmsley left $12 million to her dog? The Queen of Mean was hardly alone when it comes to bizarre bequests.


In 1976, Ernest Digweed left $44,000 to Jesus in the event of a Second Coming. Oh Lord!


In 1862, Henry Budd left each of his two sons £200,000, provided they never grew moustaches.


In 2007, Luis da Camara left $1 million to 70 random people from a Lisbon phone book.


In 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian novelist, left all his possessions to one lucky tree stump.