The Heir to MetLife Is Suing His Dad for Plundering His Trust Fund

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William P. Stewart III, great-grandson of the founder of MetLife Insurance, took his father William P. Stewart Jr., to court, claiming Dad siphoned money out of his son's trust fund. Stewart III's mother was thrown off the account for taking millions from it without Stewart his consent.

William P. Stewart III--who goes by Tres--has had his $100 million trust fund looted by his parents to support their tastes for private jets and boats named Scheherazade.

Tres sued his father to produce accounting of what he spent all that money on. The elder Stewart only appeared after he was threatened with contempt of court. The ledger showed millions spent on personal luxuries, expensive trips, and vacation homes.

The elder Stewart sits on the throne of MetLife Insurance, the company his grandfather founded. The insurance giant which turned a $5.6 billion profit in 2012. So why he was using his son's trust fund as a piggy bank is anyone's guess, but he was liberally withdrawing from the account, taking out as much as $9 million in 2011 alone.

This isn't the first time Tres has taken his folks to court over money. In 2006, as the elder Stewart and his wife were going through a divorce, Tres wanted them both thrown off the account for stealing from it, but only succeeded in tossing his mom.

Even with all the money spent on homes in Maine, mansions in Bermuda, the Swiss ski chalet, Tres is left with over $37 million in the bank.

(h/t: NY Post)

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Doesn't anyone do fact checking anymore?

According to Metlife the company was founded in 1863. That would make the company 150 years old. Also according the Metlife, it was founded by wealthy businessmen, so it is fair to presume that "Tres' grandfather" would have been 21 years old or older at that time. That would make the grandfather at least 171 years old today. Even if William Jr. was born when the founder was 31, that would make him 140 years old. If William had "Tres" when he was 30, then "Tres" would be 110 years old.

I agree! 140 is just too old to properly be the trustee for someone who is 110 years old. 


Alright!!!! The rich f*cking the rich.

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