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Former Hedge Fund Manager Leaps to Death

Dec 25, 2013
Jing Chen

Retired hedge fund manager Robert W. Wilson leaped to his death from his luxury Manhattan apartment on Monday.

The New York Post reported that Wilson, the founder of Wilson Associates, left a note before jumping from the 16th floor of a Central Park West apartment building. The former hedge fund titan recently suffered a stroke.

Stephen Viscusi, an associate of Wilson, explained to the Post that his friend “always said he didn’t want to suffer, and when the time came, he would be ready.”

An active philanthropist, Wilson’s goal was to donate all of his wealth before passing. Viscusi also revealed to the tabloid that Wilson recently told him he had “about $100 million to go.”

Wilson is survived by his brother, William, who lives in Michigan. He has no children.

 

 

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