People: Jun. 29, 1962

Heir to the Duke tobacco dynasty, Walker P. ("Skipper") Inman Jr., 10, is already one of the world's richest little boys—and potentially one of the wealthiest men of the late 20th century. An orphan since the age of six, Skipper, who lives with his uncle on a 2,000-acre farm in Brunson, S.C., will get $30 million from his father's estate when he reaches 21. Now, following the death of his grandmother Nanaline Holt Inman Duke, he will get another $35 million. All but passed over in the latest parceling was Skipper's Aunt Doris...

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