Joan Rivers Left $150 Million Fortune To Melissa Rivers & Dogs

Who knew that Joan had amassed a $150 million fortune? And guess who will now live like royalty along with Joan's beloved daughter and grandson, Cooper -- four treasured rescue pups. Talk about lucky dogs! Joan Rivers made sure that her finances were completely in order before her untimely death, Sept. 4, making sure to leave it all to the ones she loved. The comedian, who passed away at the age of 81, after complications from a routine throat surgery, had a net worth of over $150 million. This includes a$35 million NYC apartment, that she left to her only child, Melissa Rivers and her $40 million per year, QVC fortune.

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Joan Rivers Left $150 Million Fortune To Melissa Rivers & Dogs

Joan’s will is pretty simple, she’s leaving her extravagant, $35 million Upper East Side apartment to Melissa, everything goes to Melissa and her grandson Cooper. But who else did she make sure to leave clear instructions for?

Samantha and Teegan, her two NYC rescue dogs, and a Jack Russell Terrier and a Border Collie in California, according to the Daily Mail. Samantha and Teegan were by Joan’s side while she was in the hospital in a coma.

Joan was known to talk about her love for her animals, and she told the Wall Street Journal, just how much she loved her pooches.

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“Only when you love dogs very much do you let them sit on $300-per-yard French fabric,” she said. “Samantha is the little black-haired one and Teegan is my newest rescue. I’ve never been one of those Fifth Avenue ladies that have to have dogs that match. I am the Angelina Jolie of barkers.’

But quite a bit of Joan’s recent fortune comes from her QVC enterprise. She reportedly sold over $1 billion in merchandise, from her brooches, scarves and dresses.

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We told you that Joan had brought along her own ear, nose and throat specialist to her endoscopy procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy, Aug. 28, but it was her doctor that asked the Yorkville specialists to allow him to remove something he noticed on her vocal chords.

“He asked and they let him,” the source told the New York Daily News. “A huge no-no.”

Yorkville Endoscopy told ABC News that they had every possible piece of equipment to have revived the late comedian: “as a federally and state licensed facility, has the same level of life-saving and resuscitation devices (such as state-of-the-art cardiac defibrillators, airway management equipment, etc.) found in any hospital emergency room or hospital-based operating room.”

It’s incredibly hard to believe she is gone but it definitely is nice to hear that she really went above and beyond to make sure her loved ones were taken care of.

HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that she left some of her fortune to her dogs?

— Chloe Melas

More Joan Rivers News:

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