Hermès Billionaire Changes Mind: Charity Loses, Gardener Wins
cut ties: to end a relationship or connection with someone or something
Nicolas Puech, part of the famous Hermès family, has made a surprising decision! He’s planning to give half of his huge €12 billion fortune to his former gardener, a 51-year-old man. This is a big change from his original plan to donate to a charity.
Puech, 80 years old and with no children, wants to legally adopt his gardener. He had promised to give money to the Isocrates Foundation, a charity he started in 2011. This charity’s mission is to support public interest journalism. But now, Puech wants to cut ties with the charity in favor of his new heir.
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