Music Mogul Leaves $1.5M to Chauffeur, Doorman
And Alan Meltzer's ex-wife wants you to know that she really, really doesn't care
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 11:30 AM CST
Updated Feb 4, 2012 7:17 AM CST
A music exec left a large chunk of change to his chauffeur and doorman.   (©401K)

(Newser) – A chauffeur and a doorman are suddenly well-off after music mogul Alan Meltzer left them both a large chunk of his $10 million estate. Meltzer "was such a nice guy," says his chauffeur, who got $1 million. "He was always joking. He never looked down on anybody." The former head of Wind-Up Records died about a year after divorcing his wife. His doorman received around $500,000.

"He was a generous guy," says the doorman. "It’s a surprise." Making the heartwarming story decidedly less heartwarming is this colorful quote from Meltzer's ex, who lost out on her share of the estate: "He can leave it to whoever he wants to. I’m doing fine. I could care less," she tells the New York Post. "If he wants to give it to the bums, he can give it to the bums. He could f*** a nun. I couldn’t give a s***. He can give his money to whoever he wants. We’re divorced. The man is dead."

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Jan 31, 2012 7:44 AM CST
The man obviously appreciated "real" people.
Jan 30, 2012 11:38 PM CST
So the vast majority of the comments are about the bitch. That doesn't seem fair: I am giving mad props to the dead guy who noticed the people who worked for him and gave them a six and seven digit hyper-tip when he didn't need the money any more. I don't know a thing about how he was in life, but that action was pure class.
Jan 30, 2012 6:04 PM CST
I guess her record didn't sell too well.