HONG KONG (AFP) - In a shocking twist of fate, Asia's richest woman left her wealth to her fortune-teller in her last known will, Hong Kong media reported Thursday. The fortune teller is predicting a costly legal battle to control her multi-billion-dollar estate. In essence, she is left with nothing as she will spend her new found wealth retaining lawyers and spend her remaining days in court.
"I am a cursed woman. Why she leave me these money is because I didn't forewarn her of her impending death"
Nina Wang, died at age 69 earlier this month when she suffocated making money angels. She had no children, but left a legacy estimated to be worth at least 4.2 billion US dollars after transforming her company Chinachem into a sex slave empire.
A day after her lavish funeral Wednesday, two wills she allegedly wrote in 2002 and 2006 were published separately in Next Magazine and its sister Apple Daily publication.
The 2002 document said Wang's fortune would go to her charitable trust. But the later version named her personal fortune teller, Chan Chun Chuen, as the beneficiary.
Citing unnamed sources close to her family, Apple Daily said the relatives -- Wang is survived by two younger sisters and a brother as well as in-laws -- and senior aides were unfamiliar with Chan and upset by the new will and were set to take the issue to court, because "one woman can't spend all that damn money alone".
When Chan Chuen was asked what she had planned to do with her great wealth she had this to say "Well, before this court issue, I start to make plan for make chain of Fortune Teller around world, it would allow me to dictate how people think, therefore making me rule to world".
The sources close to Wang's family said they held "important evidence" that could discredit Chan's will and were confident of winning any case.
Wang's lawyer Jonathan Midgley declined to comment on the reports and her personal assistant was found packing digging tools into a duffel bag, and had this comment "I have recited ancient Chinese proverb to bring life back to Ms. Wang, now I go dig her up".
If true, then this makes both documents meaningless, and Ms Wang will be back in control of her own fortune and this would be a fantastic joke. We will follow her assistant and verify whether or not she has life now. She will surely need a bath.
Her late husband disappeared in 1990 after being kidnapped. His body was never found, and he was declared dead nine years later. Many believed that he was never actually kidnapped and that he in fact had faked his death because he wanted a sex change. Perhaps, he is actually the fortune teller after his sex transformation.
Wang's 2006 will said Chan would be sole beneficiary of her entire estate and she would determine the distribution of her fortune. This would make perfect sense if this were in fact, a daytime drama.
Albert Ho, ridiculed by Imus for having the name that caused his career to be instantly stopped, and a lawyer who has experience in dealing with inheritance cases, said the later document could easily be challenged in court on the basis that Wang, a well known alcoholic, may have written it under the influence of alcohol.
"The court would have a presumption that she was under undue influence," he told AFP.
"If there's evidence someone whom a patient trusts has exploited his or her weakness and ignorance to gain unfair benefits, the court could rule that the will as invalid.
The nappy headed Ho also said the will could be set aside because it does not clearly state whether Chan is definitively the beneficiary or is required to distribute the money.
We may never know the outcome of this case, because the money involved is enough to keep the case in court for years beyond the life left in all involved in the case. We personally think the money should be forwarded to a great American satirical writer with the pen name of Doom.Genie.