I don't know of any pooches more loaded than lil Trouble, pampered pet of the late Leona Helmsley, but today she suffered a serious paycut . . . of $10 million dollars. Ouch. The Maltese's trust fund was reduced from $12 million to $2 million by Manhattan surrogate court judge Renee Roth, along with New York State’s Attorney General’s Office.
In addition to arguments that Helmsley wasn't mentally competent when she signed her will, it's believed that two million dollars will easily cover Trouble’s "maintenance and welfare at the highest standards of care for more than 10 years, which is more that twice her reasonably anticipated life expectancy.” The doggie currently lives in Florida with Carl Lekic, the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel. Lekic put her annual expenses at around $190,000, including his own $60,000 "guardian fee", $100,000 for ’round-the-clock security, $8,000 for grooming, $3,000 for miscellaneous expenses, $1,200 for food and anywhere from $2,500 to $18,000 for medical care. If there's any leftover, I can think of a few spoiled sweet products she'd love!