10 Wealthy Heirs Whose Lives Disintegrated Before Them



Tad Walgreen

Tad Walgreen, an heir to the Walgreen fortune, grew up in a modest household with his mother, who had divorced Charles Walgreen III. Tad fell in with the wrong crowd, though, and ended up with a drinking problem that would plague him for the rest of his short life. He died of a cocaine overdose.

Jimmy Woodward

Jimmy Woodward was part of the most connected family in New York for quite some time, and he was the heir to the banking empire his family had built. After returning from Vietnam, Jimmy suffered a psychotic break and ended in a psychiatric hospital. He jumped from a window to escape his own mind.