TYCOONS: The Hughes Will: Is It for Real?

Ever since Howard Hughes died in an air ambulance over Texas early last month, a frantic search has been under way to find the will of the reclusive billionaire. Unless a valid last testament is found, Hughes' vast estate, estimated at $2.3 billion, is certain to become the subject of the largest probate battle of all time. Last week what was said to be Hughes' will suddenly appeared in Salt Lake City, but the document seemed more likely to cause new legal problems than to resolve the old ones.

Large Scrawl. The circumstances surrounding the will's discovery were mysterious. As...

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