Imagine how much love designer Alexander McQueen would have had for animals in life, considering the kind of money he left behind after his death to ensure that animal charities can give pooches and kitties a better life! BBC reports that he has reserved £50,000 ($82,000) of his wealth for his pet dogs so that they can live in the lap of luxury for the rest of their lives. McQueen, 40, who killed himself at his flat in central London last year, bequeathed £100,000 ($164,315) each to four different charities; these include the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London and the Blue Cross animal welfare charity in Burford, Oxfordshire.
The other charities that will benefit from his £16 million ($26.29 million) fortune include the London Buddhist Centre and the Terrence Higgins Trust. He left two of his housekeepers £50,000 ($82,165), £250,000 ($410,815) to each for his two brothers and three sisters, and £50,000 ($82,165) to his godson and his nieces and nephews.