The son of was left with a dry mouth Doreen Lofthouse, owner of celebri Fisherman’s Friend, the candies sold in 120 countries which bring an average annual turnover of 55 million pounds. The owner of the brand died at the age of 91 and decided to leave the entire estate estimated at 41 million pounds (just under 50 million euros) at the Lofthouse Foundation, charity that cares about the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire, in England. Three hundred thousand pounds went to his employees, while not a cent to his son.
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The legacy of Doreen Lofthouse
A particular story that is making the rounds of the web. The entrepreneur made a fortune with her candy. In 1960 she married the descendant of the founder Fisherman’s Friend. After divorcing in 1973 she married her ex-husband’s nephew and conquered the international market.
The town of Doreen Lofthouse
Lofthouse has always had the fate of the small town of Fleetwood in Lancashire at heart: with 1.6 million it renovated the city hospital and with 750 thousand pounds it financed the installation of a statue in the main street of the city. The small town will now enjoy assets of £ 41 million. The son remains at the helm of the company, but with no inheritance.
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