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『双语』死后92年才让后代分遗产的美国亿万富翁  

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American tycoon's fortune to be divided up after 92 years
死后92年,美国巨富遗产终被分

The $100 million (?60 million) fortune of an American timber and iron tycoon, which has been out of reach for the past 92 years due to the terms of his will, is finally to be divided between his descendants.
一个美国木材以及钢铁大亨的1亿美元遗产,按照其遗嘱被冻结了92年之后终于可以被其子孙分享了。

American tycoon's fortune to be divided up after 92 years

Mr Burt was once among America's top ten richest men Photo: AP
Burt先生是美国最有钱的十大富翁之一。

When Wellington Burt died in 1919 at the age of 87, in Saginaw, Michigan, he ordered that the majority of his fortune not be distributed until 21 years after the death of his last surviving grandchild.
1919年,当87岁Wellington Burt在密歇根州的萨吉诺与世长辞之时,他下令说其财富的主体要在他最后一个孙子死后21年才能被继承。

The unusual arrangement has been attributed to family feuds and to the eccentricity of Mr Burt, who was once among America's 10 richest men, but no one has been able to say conclusively why he chose it.
人们普遍认为,这一不同寻常的遗嘱是因为其家庭内部的纷争以及这位全美十大首富之一的Burt先生的古怪,但没人能说得清为什么他会定下这样的规矩。

Except for a "favourite son" who received $30,000 a year from the bequest, Mr Burt's own children received only $1,000 to $5,000 a year – sums in line with that he left his domestic staff.
除了其“最受宠的儿子”每年能从遗产中拿出3万美元,别的子女都只能拿到1000到5000美元一年,加起来跟他留给其家仆的总金额差不多。

The last of the surviving grandchildren, Marion Lansill, died in November 1989. This meant the 21-year term ended towards the end of last year, prompting a flurry of applications for cash from relatives.
Burt的最后一个孙辈Marion Lansill去世于1989年的11月。这意味着21年之期在去年年底已经到了,申请分钱的亲属也蜂拥而至。

A total of 12 heirs, aged between 19 and 94, are due to receive payouts of up to $16 million later this month. Their totals will differ depending on their proximity to Mr Burt on the family tree.
所有的12个继承人年龄在19到94岁不等,每人都将在本月末拿到自己的那份,最多的一个将拿到1600万美元。具体金额将由其与Burt先生血缘远近程度决定。

Christina Cameron, his 19-year-old great-great-great granddaughter, is in line to receive up to $2.9 million. "I'm pretty sure he didn't like his family back then," said Miss Cameron, of Kentucky.
其19岁的曾曾曾孙女Christina Cameron将拿到的是290万美元,来自肯塔基的她说:“我敢打包票他当时不喜欢身边的亲人。”

The legacy comes too late, however, for six of Mr Burt's children, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren, who did not live long enough or were ineligible.
不过对Burt先生的6个子女、7个孙辈、6个曾孙以及11个曾曾孙来说,这笔钱来的实在是太晚了,他们都已经不在人世了。

Patrick McGraw, the probate judge overseeing the process, said it had been one of the most difficult of his 12-year career.
监管这次遗产分配的法官Patrick McGraw说这是他从业12年来最复杂的案子之一。

"I think he was kind of a wise old man, kind of foxy," Judge McGraw told local television news. "And really, I think knew what he was doing in the long run".
“我认为他是个挺聪明的老人,也有点狡猾。”McGraw法官在接受当地电视台采访时说,“而且说真的,我觉得能理解他这么做的长远眼光。”

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