Dying 'Simpsons' co-creator to donate huge fortune
Doctors say Sam Simon only has a few months to live. He's making the most of them by giving away tens of millions of dollars.
What would you do with that time? Simon, 58, has decided to give away his huge fortune to charity.
Simon has spent his career in Hollywood, starting off as a showrunner for "Taxi" at age 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But he didn't really hit it big until he co-created "The Simpsons" with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks.
Although he left the animated series in 1993, he still gets tens of millions of dollars each year in royalties from the show. He doesn't have any children, though he has been married twice -- including once to actress Jennifer Tilly.
Simon has already donated so much money that he can't keep track of it all, telling The Reporter "I don't know" when asked to estimate his generosity so far. His own foundation was worth $23 million in 2011, and exists to feed the hungry and rescue stray dogs. He has also given money to PETA, Save the Children and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
He told The Reporter that he isn't too active personally with his foundation, but he has hired the right people to run things.
"The truth is, I have more money than I'm interested in spending," he told The Reporter. "Everyone in my family is taken care of. And I enjoy this."
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So sad to hear.He brought wonderful social satire and belly laughs to millions.
Although my sight is almost gone,i still "watch" the Simpsons.Thank you,Sam.
It's always a shame to lose some that has given so much of himself...his charities and donations will
prove that he will always be here in spirit. Mr. Simon, I have never met you but I will put you in my
prayers for all that you have done for others. Bless you.
THE SIMPSONS is a cartoon program of clever satire, the concluding scene is
Likewise Simon's finale is goodness.
I KINDA KNOW THE FEELING SINCE I HAD COLON CANCER FOUND BY A COLOCOSCOPY,
PLEASE IF YOU ARE OVER 40 YEARS OLD . GET ONE YEARLY, IT CAN AND WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE., ITS A BITCH BUT WORTH IT TO BE ALIVE, BET ON IT...LOU. 248-982-1987...CALL ME !
My son got married & did NOT even invite me.!! = Ridiculous.
My beloved 3rd wife and I have accumulated a tremendous amount of wealth in the form of paid off residential properties, 27 classic muscle cars, etc.
I'm seriously thinking about giving my 1/2 to the Tim Tebow Foundation. Here's a guy who's building a hospital in the Philippines. He's not buying 'bling' nor Lamborghinis.
Well, just have to see what the future holds since my wife's son makes very poor in fact idiotic financial decisions and my daughter's husband can't seem to find a job in 4 frickin' years.
No, I'm NOT inclined to give those particular individuals anything.
Out of all the people I know, Dennis W Fletcher (best friend / brother) and my 'handy man' Jim Loman are at the top of the list for receiving wealth. Hell, my McIntosh components and speakers are worth are worth $4K all by themselves.
Nobody likes me. That's OK. I get it. I'm different. I have seizures. I have irreversible brain damage. I talk weird. I walk funny. That's fine--judge me by appearances not the invisible soul. Wrongo bongo. I can't wait for Jesus' return to straighten all this stuff out. '
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