People usually commit suicide due to some emotional or mental disorder. When something is gravely wrong in person’s life and he/she is not finding any way out of it, commits suicide. It’s a complete devastation for number of people close to him/her. It’s just like someone has forcefully made you to have a bitter drink of pain, anger, guilt and regret. If a poor person commits suicide (very common now a day) the reasons could be guessed, that may be he was depressed, maybe he lacks future planning, maybe he was not able to keep his both ends meet or maybe he had a life desire that was unaffordable. 30-70% of suicides have one of the above mentioned reasons. But when we hear that a millionaire has committed suicide, it is surprising because the world we are living in is completely filled with the aspirations of wealth and dreams and people believe that money can buy all happiness and success but it is definitely not the case. Below is the list of 10 millionaires who committed suicide. Must read to know, what made them so helpless that even their bank account could not ease their suffering.
10. Eli M. Black
He was a Jewish American Business man. Millionaire controller of United brands company. He married an artist named Shirley Lubell, had two children daughter and a son who was the founder of the private firm Apollo Management. He was running a successful business before his bribe of $2.5 million to Honduran president Oswaldo Lopez Arellano to reduce the taxes on banana export was uncovered. After being caught in 1975, he jumped from the window of forty-fourth floor of his office building. No doubt he was a great businessman whose life was a proof that management could prosper with firm labor leading to the betterment of all.
9. Michael Marin
Michael Marin was an ex-street trader. He submitted Mount Everest and seven of the other world’s tallest mountains. He was also originally an art collector. His bank account just has $50 in July, 2009 down from $900,000. The monthly mortgage payment on his mansion was $17,250 and his mansion itself worth $2.3 million. He committed suicide in the Phoenix court after he was found guilty of putting his 10,000 square-foot mansion to fire (arson). Marin poisoned his system with cyanide in court. He spent almost 21 years in jail and his family members quoted that he said he would never go back to jail and would do something really drastic if he would be found guilty. He was 53 when he died.
8. Peter Smedley
Peter Smedley, scion of the tinned food empire. Christine Smedley remains with him for 33 years and both enjoyed the luxurious life together. He was a very private decent man who seldom discusses his problems with anyone. He was suffering from motor neuron disease due to which he choose to die and committed an assisted suicide at Dignitas clinic in Switzerland. His death was documented on BBC. His wife was so disappointed at this incident that she said “She don’t want to discuss her husband’s death.”
7. Jonathan Wraith
The father of two and just 35 years old young businessman Jonathan Wraith killed himself in his shooting estate just after few days of Christmas. His family members and closed ones stated that there is no sense of committing suicide as he was a happy man in all respects. He was running his and his father business worth £30million. It is said that he was much worried about his father recent stroke but this must be not so much for him to commit suicide.
6. Paul Castle
The close friend of Prince Charles, Paul Castle threw himself under the train. He was well established and self-made businessman. He was running the multi-million-pound empire. He used to play polo with Prince Charles and also have met Queen of England. He was suffering from heart problems and tumors. He once said that he loves property. In the last age he lost many business deals and a capital at the oil and gas surveying company. This must be the possible reason of committing suicide, at the age of 54.
5. John Lawrenson
John Lawrenson was a successful businessman who retired as a director of the publishing company. He and his wife Caroline made a lovely couple and they remained together almost for 47 years in the great mansion called as ‘The Old Rectory the Old sables’ worth $1.8 million. Both of them were terminally ill and inseparable couple killed themselves by the over dose of pills because they can’t bear their health deteriorating anymore.
4. Wayne Pai
He was the chairman of Taiwanese brokerage Polaris Securities. He was reported missing by her family and found to have taken a flight to Penghu to call an urgent meeting to announce the new chairman of the great company. It is heard that there were allegations on him that the president of National Chiao Tung University had been receiving payments from his company. His body was discovered by the fisherman in waters in Penghu. It is said that he was suffering from enormous stress and emotional instability.
3. Howard Worthington
Howard Worthington shoots himself after shooting her lover Julie Rees in his £900,000 home he shared with her with one of his prized guns. He was a former steel boss who killed himself at the age of 52. Her lover recovered after the attack but he died. This is an alarming case of emotional instability.
2. ReiJane Huai
ReiJane Huai was CEO and president of the big company Falconstor, he was a great leader and visionary who was respected and admired by many people. He resigned a year before he committed suicide when the federal class-action lawsuit was filed against him (he took it onto his heart). He fired a single bullet into his chest and collapsed on the driveway of his $2.5 million home. He was 52 when he died.
1. Peter duff
Peter duff 80, and her wife Penny 70 decided to end their lives together. Peter Duff was country’s leading wine expert. He was a chairman of Alcohol in Moderation support group.They made such a loving couple but unfortunately both were suffering from terminal cancer.
They were moving out of $3.2 million Georgian house to spend their last years in Dorset near their daughter’s place. They peacefully passed away at Zurich on 27th Feb after fighting against cancer for so long.