Creator Tom Wolfe left the majority of his fortune — and his literary legacy — to his wife of FORTY years, Sheila Berger Wolfe, consistent with his will, which was once filed in Big Apple Surrogate’s Court on Thursday.
The estate files put Wolfe’s internet value at “greater than $500,000,” an estimate that’s prone to be revised upward within the coming weeks.
The “Bonfire of the Vanities” creator gifted all his personal properties and his East 79th Street condominium to his spouse. He additionally placed his spouse and their son, Thomas R. Wolfe, in charge of his “literary property.”
the rest of his assets, together with profits stemming from his books, can be cut up among his spouse, son Thomas and daughter, Alexandra K. Wolfe.
The 12-web page will, signed in 2015, units apart finances for the “perpetual care” of Wolfe’s gravesite and the request that he be cremated.
the previous New York Usher In Tribune reporter — who pioneered “new journalism” by combining reportage with literary craftsmanship — died ultimate month at 88 after he’d been hospitalized for an infection.