Famous People Who Died At 91

The list of famous people who died at 91 includes Pablo Picasso, Neil Simon, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Hefner, Frank Lloyd Wright. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, actors and novelists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 91 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Pablo Picasso
(One of the Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century and Co-Founder of the 'Cubist Movement')
Pablo Picasso
79
Birthdate: October 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973

Pablo Picasso was a renowned artist whose paintings sell by millions of dollars at auctions even today, many years after his death. With masterful strokes, attractive shades and rich textures, Picasso created some of the most visually impressive arts of the 20th century. While exploring new styles and experimenting with different techniques, Picasso co-founded Cubist art style and co-invented collage.

 2 
Harriet Tubman
(Activist and Abolitionist Known for Her Efforts in Rescuing Slaves and Abolition of Slavery)
Harriet Tubman
40
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10, 1913

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

 3 
Julia Child
(American Chef, Author and Television Personality)
Julia Child
19
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: August 13, 2004
Julia Child gained fame with her culinary show The French Chef and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also founded The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. She received several Emmys and the Peabody Award for her work, and had a rose named after her.
 4 
Christopher Plummer
(One of the Most Accomplished Actors of His Era andthe Oldest Person to Win an Academy Award)
Christopher Plummer
41
Birthdate: December 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: February 5, 2021

Arguably the best Canadian actor of all time, Christopher Plummer is the only Canadian and one of the few actors to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting (winning Emmy, Tony, and Academy Award). He won the Academy Award at the age of 82, becoming the oldest person to do so. Not surprisingly, he is the most respected actor in Canada.

 5 
Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Most Significant American Cultural Figures of All Time)
Jerry Lewis
24
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 20, 2017

One half of the popular American comedy duo Martin & Lewis, Jerry Lewis was nicknamed The King of Comedy for his comedic skills. Also a filmmaker, Jerry Lewis helped develop video assist and went on to popularize the system, which is widely used today. Also a humanitarian, Lewis worked closely with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, raising awareness about muscular dystrophy.

 6 
Frank Lloyd Wright
21
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 9, 1959

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect who designed over 1,000 structures in a career spanning 70 years. A pioneer of organic architecture, Wright influenced three generations of architects by playing a critical role in the 20th century's architectural movements. His structure Fallingwater is called America's best architectural work and Wright is considered the greatest architect America has ever produced.

 7 
Lee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)
Lee Kuan Yew
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23, 2015

Lawyer-turned-politician Lee Kuan Yew, also known as LKY, was the first prime minister of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990. He established the People's Action Party. He later also served as his country’s Senior Minister and Minister Mentor. He was also part of David Rockefeller's International Council and Forbes's Brain Trust.

 8 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
24
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Ennio Morricone
(One of the Greatest Film Composers of All Time)
Ennio Morricone
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: July 6, 2020

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest film composers, Ennio Morricone was an Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor who scored music for over 500 films in his career spanning seven decades. Morricone covered a wide range of music styles and is best known for scores in the Dollar Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West.

 10 
Hugh Hefner
(Founder of 'Playboy' Magazine)
Hugh Hefner
61
Birthdate: April 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 27, 2017

As the founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner changed the way people viewed nudity. Known for his enviable lifestyle, he resided in luxury mansions along with his Playboy Playmates. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hefner made significant donations to various causes. He also supported freedom of expression and sexual liberation.

 11 
Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2012
Ray Bradbury is best remembered for his writings in the science-fiction, mystery, and horror genres, the most notable being the short story anthology Martian Chronicles and the novel Fahrenheit 451. He also contributed to the screenplays of various series and films, and won an Emmy for writing The Halloween Tree.
 12 
Harry Dean Stanton
(Actor, Musician and Singer Known for His Films: ‘Cool Hand Luke’, ‘Kelly's Heroes’ and ‘Dillinger’)
Harry Dean Stanton
27
Birthdate: July 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Irvine, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 15, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton was an American musician, singer, and actor. A self-made man, Stanton established himself as an actor by playing supporting roles in popular films, such as The Godfather Part II and Alien. A lovable person, Harry Dean Stanton was celebrated by singer Deborah Harry and the music band Pop Will Eat Itself.

 13 
Otto Frank
(German Businessman and Father of ‘Anne Frank', the Author of 'The Diary of a Young Girl’)
Otto Frank
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Hesse-Nassau
Died: August 19, 1980
Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, published her journal, detailing her experience during the Holocaust, as The Diary of a Young Girl, after her death. Otto was the only person in his family to survive the Holocaust. A former banker, he had also served in the German army.
 14 
Conrad Hilton
(American Businessman and Founder of the ‘Hilton Hotels’ Chain)
Conrad Hilton
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Antonio, New Mexico, United States
Died: January 3, 1979

Conrad Hilton was an American politician and businessman credited with founding the popular multinational hospitality company, Hilton Hotels Corporation. He is also the founder of a non-profit charitable organization called Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which aims at ending human suffering worldwide. In 1996, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was created by the foundation in the memory of Conrad Hilton.

 15 
J. D. Salinger
(American Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Catcher in the Rye')
J. D. Salinger
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010
J. D. Salinger is best remembered for his controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye, which was banned in many school libraries due to its sexual content. His other notable works include the anthology Nine Stories and the novella Hapworth. He spent much of his life in seclusion. 
 16 
George Kennedy
5
Birthdate: February 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 28, 2016

George Kennedy was an American actor who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dragline in the 1967 prison drama film, Cool Hand Luke. A multi-talented person, George Kennedy was also an aviator and writer; he owned a Beechcraft Bonanza as well as a Cessna 210 and wrote three books, including his autobiography titled Trust Me.

 17 
Thomas Hobbes
(English Philosopher and One of the Founders of Modern Political Philosophy)
Thomas Hobbes
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 5, 1588
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westport, Wiltshire, England
Died: December 4, 1679

Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher. Widely regarded as the co-founder of modern political philosophy, Hobbes is best known for his influential book Leviathan. Apart from political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes also contributed immensely to various other fields, such as ethics, theology, geometry, history, and jurisprudence.

 18 
Orson Bean
(Actor, Comedian, and Host of Game Shows and Talk Shows)
Orson Bean
6
Birthdate: July 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: February 7, 2020

Veteran actor, Orson Bean, was once considered a mainstay of Los Angeles’ small theater scene. Born in the late 1920s, he served in the army for a few years before beginning his career in entertainment. He appeared in numerous TV shows, plays, and films, making a name for himself as one of the finest actors of his generation.

 19 
Gustave Eiffel
(French Civil Engineer Known for His Contribution to Building the ‘Statue of Liberty’ and ‘Eiffel Tower’)
Gustave Eiffel
13
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: December 27, 1923
The man behind the jewel that adorns Paris, the Eiffel Tower, French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel later earned the nickname “the magician of iron.” He revolutionized bridge-building by using compressed-air caissons, designed the Statue of Liberty, and built the first aerodynamic laboratory. He died while listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony.
 20 
Gene Autry
(Actor and singer known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions)
Gene Autry
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tioga, Texas, United States
Died: October 2, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Sophocles
(Ancient Greek Tragedian)
Sophocles
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0497 BC
Birthplace: Colonus, Athens, Greece
Died: 0406 BC

Sophocles was an ancient Greek writer. He is one among three tragedians from his era whose plays have survived. Sophocles was the most decorated and celebrated playwright for almost five decades, during which he won 24 out of 30 dramatic competitions, which took place in the city-state of Athens during the religious festivals of the Dionysia and the Lenaea.

 22 
E. M. Forster
(English Author Known for His Novels: ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’ and ‘A Passage to India’)
E. M. Forster
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 7, 1970

Best known for his iconic novels Howard’s End and A Passage to India, British author E. M. Forster dealt with themes such as class division and gender. Born in England and educated at Cambridge, he had also spent some time as a secretary to Maharaja Tukojirao III of India.

 23 
Greer Garson
(English-American Actress and Singer)
Greer Garson
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 6, 1996
Greer Garson was an MGM star and remains the fourth-most-nominated lady for the Academy Award for the Best Actress, with her seven nominations and her win with the film Mrs. Miniver. She is also remembered for her Golden Globe-winning role in Sunrise at Campobello. She also received the CBE honor.
 24 
Neil Simon
(Playwright & Screenwriter)
Neil Simon
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
Died: August 26, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
William Horatio Powell
(American Actor Known for His Role of 'Nick Charles' in Six 'Thin Man' Film Series)
William Horatio Powell
5
Birthdate: July 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 5, 1984

William Horatio Powell was an American actor who established himself as a prominent star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He is best remembered for appearing alongside Myrna Loy in The Thin Man film series. William Horatio Powell received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for his performances in The Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, and Life with Father.

 26 
Irene Dunne
(One of the Greatest Actresses of Golden Age of Hollywood)
Irene Dunne
6
Birthdate: December 20, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 4, 1990

Irene Dunne was a prominent actor of the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is best known for her comedy roles and was nominated for the Academy Award five times. Some of her best-known films were Theodora Goes Wild and I Remember Mama. A devout Catholic, she received the papal knighthood.

 27 
Erik Erikson
(Psychoanalyst Best Known for His Theory on Psychological Development of Human Beings)
Erik Erikson
11
Birthdate: June 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: May 12, 1994

Erik Erikson was a German-American psychoanalyst and developmental psychologist best remembered for developing a theory on the psychological development of humans. He is credited with coining the term identity crisis, the failure to achieve ego identity. Also a prolific writer, Erikson won a US National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his book Gandhi's Truth.

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John Harvey Kellogg
(Physician, Nutritionist and Director of the ‘Battle Creek Sanitarium’)
John Harvey Kellogg
4
Birthdate: February 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tyrone Township, Michigan, United States
Died: December 14, 1943
Physician, nutritionist, and businessman John Harvey Kellogg served as the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, which was a combination of a European spa, a hydrotherapy center, a hospital, and a hotel. He believed in biologic living. However, he is best remembered as the inventor of corn flakes.
 29 
Sid Caesar
(Actor, Comedian and Writer Known for His TV Series: ‘Your Show of Shows’ and ‘Caesar's Hour’)
Sid Caesar
4
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: February 12, 2014
Sid Caesar is remembered as a pioneer of live TV shows. He soared to fame with the Emmy-winning series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. He played Coach Calhoun in the Grease franchise. He was known for his signature sketch-comedy style, which relied heavily on body language and accents. 
 30 
Esther Williams
(American Competitive Swimmer and Actress)
Esther Williams
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: June 6, 2013

Esther Williams was an American actress, competitive swimmer, and businesswoman. When she couldn't realize her dream of participating in the 1940 Summer Olympics due to the outbreak of the Second World War, Williams went on to establish herself as an actress. She gained national recognition after playing Annette Kellerman in Million Dollar Mermaid and helped popularize swimming in the USA. 

 31 
Mike Connors
(Actor)
Mike Connors
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: January 26, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Michael Ansara
(Stage, Screen, and Voice Actor)
Michael Ansara
6
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Syria
Died: July 31, 2013
Michael Ansara is best remembered as Cochise from the series Broken Arrow and Kane from Buck Rogers. Fans also loved him as Commander Kang in the series Star Trek and as the voice of Mr. Freeze in Batman: The Animated Series TV franchise. He was once married to Barbara Eden.
 33 
Phil Harris
(Comedian)
Phil Harris
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linton, Indiana, United States
Died: August 11, 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Jean Sibelius
(Finnish Composer Known for His 'Seven Symphonies' and His Tone Poem 'Tapiola')
Jean Sibelius
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Died: September 20, 1957

Jean Sibelius was a Finnish violinist and composer. Widely regarded as Finland's greatest composer, Sibelius' music is credited with having kindled nationalism in Finland during the country's struggle for independence from Russia. His work has inspired other important composers like Douglas Lilburn. The International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, which is held every five years, is named after him.

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Jean-Luc Godard
(Film Director and a Pioneer of the 1960s 'French New Wave' Film Movement)
Jean-Luc Godard
9
Birthdate: December 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 13, 2022

The Paris-born French-Swiss director and screenwriter had the reputation of adding new dimensions to filmmaking with his experimentation, a trend which came to be known as the French New Wave. The director of acclaimed films like Breathless, My Life to Live and Pierrot le Fou, Jean-Luc Godard was married to actress Anna Karina. He is regarded as an all-time great director.

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Ingvar Kamprad
(Founder of IKEA)
Ingvar Kamprad
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pjätteryd, Sweden
Died: January 27, 2018
In 2004, Swedish business tycoon and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad stunned everyone to beat Bill Gates in the race for world’s wealthiest person. He showed his entrepreneurial streak as a kid when he made profits from selling matches. He founded IKEA with a cash reward he got from his father.
 37 
Robert Young
(Actor)
Robert Young
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 21, 1998
 38 
Hiroo Onoda
(Imperial Japanese Army Intelligence Officer Who Fought in World War II)
Hiroo Onoda
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kainan, Wakayama, Japan
Died: January 16, 2014
Hiroo Onoda was a Japanese intelligence officer who had served in World War II and was the penultimate Japanese soldier to surrender. He hid in the Philippines for 29 years, unable to figure out the war had ended, until he was officially relieved from duty. He later wrote an autobiography.
 39 
Hume Cronyn
(Canadian-American Actor and Writer)
Hume Cronyn
6
Birthdate: July 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: June 15, 2003

Born to a politician father and a brewery heiress mother, actor Hume Cronyn, initially showed promise as a boxer. He teamed up with Alfred Hitchcock for films such as Shadow of a Doubt. The film The Seventh Cross, set in Nazi Germany, earned him an Academy Award nomination.

 40 
Eleanor Parker
(American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Caged’, ‘Detective Story’ and ‘Interrupted Melody’)
Eleanor Parker
8
Birthdate: June 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedarville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 9, 2013
Eleanor Parker, best known as Baroness Elsa von Schraeder from The Sound of Music, had also delivered Academy Award-nominated performances in the films Caged, Detective Story, and Interrupted Melody. She had also been part of stage productions such as Applause and the Broadway version of All About Eve.
 41 
Victor Borge
(Pianist and Comedian Known for His Popular Radio and TV Performances in Europe and the US)
Victor Borge
9
Birthdate: January 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23, 2000

Victor Borge was a Danish-American pianist, conductor, and comedian. He is best remembered for blending comedy and music for which he achieved popularity across Europe and the United States. Recipient of several prestigious awards, Borge received badges of chivalric orders from countries like Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. In 1999, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.

 42 
Ruby Dee
(Actress and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Pioneering Work in African American Theatre and Films)
Ruby Dee
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 11, 2014

Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, poet, civil rights activist, and journalist. She is best remembered for playing Mahalee Lucas in the 2007 film American Gangster, which earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award for Supporting Role. Dee also won a Grammy and Emmy during her career. She was also a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

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Bobby Bowden
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bobby Bowden
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
Died: August 8, 2021
 44 
Will Keith Kellogg
(Founder of the Kellogg Company)
Will Keith Kellogg
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: October 6, 1951
 45 
Richard Anderson
(Actor)
Richard Anderson
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Died: August 31, 2017
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Bill Daily
(Actor)
Bill Daily
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: September 4, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Hugh O'Brian
(American actor)
Hugh O'Brian
3
Birthdate: April 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: September 5, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Andrew Wyeth
(American Visual Artist)
Andrew Wyeth
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,, United States
Died: January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth was a visual artist and one of the best-known American artists of the mid-20th century. Primarily a realist painter, Wyeth worked predominantly in a regionalist style. Andrew Wyeth was the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Dino De Laurentiis
(Film producer)
Dino De Laurentiis
2
Birthdate: August 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torre Annunziata, Italy
Died: November 10, 2010
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Barron Hilton
(Former Chairman, President and CEO of 'Hilton Hotels')
Barron Hilton
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: September 19, 2019

The second son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, Barron Hilton was initially a skilled photographer and had even learned to fly planes. A sports enthusiast, he had also been the AFL president. A philanthropist, too, he left 97% of his wealth to his own charitable foundation.