Elizabeth Taylor Leaves Fortune to AIDS Charities
Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on March 23, left the bulk of her $600 million fortune to AIDS charities.
An early and tireless advocate for HIV and AIDS causes, Taylor’s ultra valuable jewelry collection will reportedly be auctioned off to benefit The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and amfAR, the AIDS charity she founded in 1985. As of 2002, Taylor’s stunning personal collection had an estimated value of $150 million.
amfAR's reflected on the loss of Taylor: "For 25 years, Dame Elizabeth has been a passionate advocate of AIDS research, treatment and care. She has testified eloquently on Capitol Hill, while raising millions of dollars for amfAR. Dame Elizabeth's compassion, radiance, and generosity of spirit will be greatly missed by us all. She leaves a monumental legacy that has improved and extended millions of lives and will enrich countless more for generations to come."