Top 10 Rich People Who Committed Suicide

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Great riches come with great responsibilities and then some of them brings along with them stress which could become fatal. There are lots of cases where financial loss, dropping shares, takeovers, loss of job, ousting from posts or personal problems have forced some men to end their lives and even worse, take the lives of their family (or pets too). The ways used were different ranging from consuming a poisonous substance to shooting himself, from jumping out of the 44th floor window to throwing himself before a train. Here is the list of 10 rich people and the ways/circumstances in which they ended their precious lives.


1. Rei Jane Huai:

Rei Jane Huai

The co-founder of FalconStor software data protections. He was later ousted from post of CEO of this company on charges of sanctioning inappropriate payment to one of the customer. Actually Hui was the major stockholder, CEO and the most powerful man in the company and making him resign was an impossible task and hence, he was made to face an investigation which led to end of his notable working experience. He was known as a man with super skill set in software development and man who made Falconstor as a good name. Earlier people used to rely on disks and he was the one who made the Virtual Tape library known to everyone.


2. Peter Smedley:

Peter Smedley

The BBC film Choosing to Die reminds of a lot of memories, questions and speculations and the name “Peter Smedley and Christine” . They had been married for more than 3 decades and had enormous amount of luxuries in their life. He was a hotelier and ran a tinned food business empire. He was suffering from deadly motor neuron disease and hence, faced some of the worst days during his life time struggling with this. According to his friends’ account, he was extremely lonely and did not usually share his life with anyone. He committed suicide at Dignitas clinic- here the people with terminal illness are helped by professionals in medical sciences field and they are given assisted deaths. Peter Smedly used to pick peas in younger age, then he became a pilot in south Africa before becoming a businessman. At time of his death, he was accompanied by his wife and Dignitas’ staff.


3. Wayne Pai:

Wayne Pai

The founder of Polaris group of Taiwan. This group was one of the topnotch brokerage group at the national level. He was a well reputed man and dies of suicide. Alleged rumors of insider trading with an official of a university lead to his image’s downfall and he suddenly disappeared in the year 2008. Then, his wife and Polaris personnel took the help of police along with other people to find him and unfortunately, he was found dead in the outlying islands two days after he was missing. He was 56 years of age.


4. Paul castle:

Paul Castle

The multi million pound business of this man received a huge setback when he threw himself in front of a train. During times of recession, he went into losses, and a series of debt followed. They could not bear his peaceful existence. Adding to it, he had numerous health problems like prostate, heart, skin and esophagus related issues which had wreaked havoc in his personal life and made him go from hospital to hospital frequently. He had become Britain’s youngest Polo Team sponsor and was a friend of Prince Charles.


5. Huibert Boumeester:

Huibert Boumister

This 49 year old millionaire banker was found dead and had committed suicide by his own gun. It was known whether he left his job willingly or was compelled to leave but that is for sure that the reason for his death is attributed to loss of his job. He rose to the post of Chief Financial Officer. He also set up a foundation for promotion of culture in various nations and to his credit is the fact that he was the director of 3 different charities. His bank was taken over by Royal Bank of Scotland which plunged it into huge losses. He held 6 licensed guns/rifles and went missing one day then the police found his dead body and his identity was confirmed by his bereaved family.


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