Up for grabs: The $300 million estate of reclusive mining heiress Huguette Clark

2012-10-06T02:45:00Z 2013-01-02T16:57:14Z Up for grabs: The $300 million estate of reclusive mining heiress Huguette ClarkBy Bill Dedman Special to The Montana Standard Montana Standard

NEW YORK — The stakes have been set in the battle over the wealth of Butte copper heiress Huguette Clark.

More than $300 million is on the table as her extended family prepares for a court battle with her nurse and others for the last whispers of one of the great fortunes from America’s Gilded Age.

At her death on May 24, 2011, in the New York City hospital where she had lived for 20 years, the daughter of one of the copper kings of Montana possessed about $306.5 million, counting all her real estate, stocks, bonds, cash, trusts and personal property. The accounting was filed this week in Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan by the office of the public administrator, the temporary executor of her estate.

Clark’s estimated property values:

• $84.5 million for Bellosguardo, her California beachfront summer home on 23.5 acres in Santa Barbara. That value was reduced to reflect $502,000 in

property tax liens.

• $53.0 million for her three apartments at 907 Fifth Ave., New York

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