‘Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman,’ as the title suggests, delves into the extraordinarily dark and twisted story of the first woman to be labeled a serial killer, with a focus on her early years in Florida. After all, it was there that the Michigan native upped her game, going from petty crook to manipulator to full-fledged murderer, taking advantage of everyone in her path. Lewis Gratz Fell, a wealthy tycoon, was one of individuals Aileen targeted in that middle stage, so let’s find out more about his earnings and his net worth, can we?
How Did Lewis Gratz Fell Earn His Money?
Despite being born on June 28, 1907, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Robert Gratz Fell and Florence Biddle Addams, Lewis Gratz Fell is said to have created a lasting name for himself only after migrating to Florida. We don’t know much about his education or early work path, but we do know that despite providing for his family, he was good with saves and investments. Lewis married Katherine Reeves Royce in 1928 and had a daughter with her, but the couple divorced in 1932, after which he married Elizabeth S. Carpenter and divorced again.
By 1976, Lewis was living comfortably in Florida as the president of a luxury yacht club and a true member of high society. To get to that point, the 69-year-old had spent years providing boat tours for the rich and famous in the area while simultaneously making sure to take advantage of attractive investment possibilities. He was undoubtedly well aware of the dangers of working in such businesses, but as a tycoon, he most likely took the “greater the risk, higher the return” attitude.
Lewis’ position as president of a yacht club demonstrated not only his taste for the finer things in life, but also his organizational skills and attention to detail. He did it all, from arranging and managing meetings to allocating work and working as a promotor, representative, and facilitator to overseeing the club’s entire operations. That’s perhaps why Aileen Wuornos, then 20 years old, married him soon after their initial meeting in the summer of 1976, only to have their marriage survive nine weeks.
What Was Lewis Gratz Fell’s Net Worth at the Time of His Death?
Lewis Gratz Fell was an unwitting and utterly blameless victim of Aileen Wuornos, who assaulted him with his own cane, but he lived. In fact, he lived for nearly another 24 years after filing for a restraining order and annulling their marriage, dying of natural causes on January 6, 2000, at the age of 92. His net worth was estimated to be in the $2-5 million area at the time, as he had obviously continued his employment and maintained his status for as long as feasible.
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