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Del Vecchio Divided His Fortune Equally Among Eight Heirs

  • Italian eyewear billionaire with humble origins died this week
  • No further instructions were left for company governance
Leonardo Del Vecchio
Leonardo Del Vecchio

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Eyewear billionaire Leonardo Del Vecchio divided his fortune equally among his wife, his six children, and the son of his wife from a previous marriage, according to his will. 

Each of the eight heirs are to receive 12.5% of the shares of Delfin Sarl, the financial holding company of Del Vecchio’s fortune, Delfin said in a statement on Saturday. The billionaire, who died on June 27 aged 87, left no further instructions about the governance of the company, according to the statement.