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Leaves $150,000,000

A brief article in the October 24 1925 edition of the Toronto Daily Star mentioned that a teenage girl was about to become very wealthy.

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James Buchanan Duke (1856-1925) and his father gave enough money to a small college in North Carolina that it was renamed after them. It is now Duke University.

Doris Duke (1912-1993) became known as “the richest girl in the world” after receiving her father’s bequest. Looking at her biography, it looks like she did the sort of things that people with a lot of money do: philanthropy, buying real estate, various hobbies and interests.

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