Top 10 Rich People Who Committed Suicide

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6. John Lawrenson:

John Lawrenson

Dying in their lover’s arm was that this rich man wanted to prove and he did that. His wife Craoline was terminally ill and on the death bed fighting with Cancer but the retired company boss had some other plans as he could not live without her. They both searched on internet the ways to commit suicide and ordered a poisonous substance via mail order from Mexico. He was an affluent man and the mansion where they breathed their last was of 1.2 million euro.


7. Eli M. Black:

Eli M Black

Beginning his career with the famous Lehman Brothers of the United States, this man rose to be the chairman and CEO of a seal-cap making company. After one and a half decade, they joined hands with a firm and formed United Brands. But things took a wrong turn and he discovered that the firm did not actually have that much capital as he had believed which broke his trust badly. Soon after, they ran into huge debt. In 1974, a natural disaster (hurricane) occurred and the company lost its banana plantations which further deteriorated their situation. Finally they announced their losses and declared their inability to cope up with it. In February 1975, he went to 44th floor of a building in Manhattan and committed suicide by jumping out of the window.


8. Christopher Foster:

Christopher Foster

One of the most brutal and unfortunate incidents where the perpetrator killed his family, his loved ones as well as his pets before killing taking his own life. It is assured by his friends/acquaintances that this man who rose above from a suburban small house to 1.2 million Euro mansion had shown no intention or unusual behavior in those days. The family returned from a party happily , the daughter chatted with a friend and then was told to go to bed. Suddenly, Christopher took his rifle, shot his wife and daughter. Then he went out and shot his horse and dog. After that he set his costly mansion ablaze and finally he ended his own life. It is widely believed that he landed into some financial troubles and was about to lose his wealth due to which he did not want to see his family in poverty and took this extreme step.


9. Steve L Good :

Steve L Good

The dead body of this man was found in his Jaguar Car near Chicago at a wildlife park. The chairman of a real estate company was a versatile personality. He had served as President of Chicago’s realtor association and had always been known as a dynamic man who had actually made his company much capable and a big reputed name. Such was his efforts that Steve’s real estate Co. was United States’ one of the biggest firms in his field and used to dominate in the arena with massive respect and expectations of the people. In the times just before his death, he was talking about some “turmoil” in the real estate industry and tough times. He was the president of the Realtors alliance, in those times he had been commented on profusely and this had been indeed a tough time for him and many others of the same area. As per the police says, there is no evidence that whether this had anything to take with his finances or not but yes his suicide by shooting himself comes as a shock to everyone who had even met him once in his lifetime. He was a man with a glowing smile on his face and with positive energy. He had an enthusiasm for life, a flow of energy which worked as a motivation for everybody around him so hardly anyone could believe of this action.


10. Adolf Merckle:

Adolf Merckle

He threw himself before a train and committed suicide. He expanded his family’s wealth and became Germany’s biggest Pharmaceuticals Company. He made a prediction and sold off Volkswagen shares thinking that they will fall badly but a support by other firm did not let this happen. He incurred a loss of $ 3.6 billion due to this which led to stress for him. The state rejected his request for financial assistance and his cement company could not make payments of the loan they had taken which further pushed him into economic problems. He was a billionaire and his family owns a generic drug manufacturer also.

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