Mark Madoff’s divorce and suicide
Mark Madoff,eldest son of Bernie (“Ponzi”) Madoff, was worth $8 million dollars back in 2000 when he divorced his first wife Susan. This according to Greenwich Roundup. But why does this matter? He is now happily remarried to one Stephanie Mikesell and they run a tax exempt foundation or two. So far, no one has been able to link Mark Madoff and his brother Andrew Madoff to their dad’s securities fraud case. So if Mark, like Andrew, gets divorced, both their wives will get equitable distribution. We can only hope. If we were them. Right?
Yes, I know. You could have done without this bit of info. What can I say? It’s been a slow news day. Did you read my Sasha Fierce post?
UPDATE: Mark Madoff has committed suicide. He died on December 11, 2010 on the anniversary of his father Bernie Madoff’s arrest for running a ponzi scheme. We are saddened by this development and our prayers go out to him and the rest of the troubled Madoff clan. RIP, Mark. (The Madoff story is a textbook case for why it’s so important to do the right thing in life. Isn’t it?)
Check out these other Madoff/divorce posts: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/index.php?s=madoff
Original version published January 30, 2009
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