The Richest Girl in the World: The Extravagant Life and Fast Times of Doris Duke

From her birth in 1912, when she was christened the Million Dollar Baby, to the age of thirteen, when she inherited the bulk of her father s 100 million tobacco fortune, to 1988, when she posted 5 million in bail for former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Doris Duke has made headlines But those headlines do not even begin to tell one of the most compelling and faFrom her birth in 1912, when she was christened the Million Dollar Baby, to the age of thirteen, when she inherited the bulk of her father s 100 million tobacco fortune, to 1988, when she posted 5 million in bail for former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Doris Duke has made headlines But those headlines do not even begin to tell one of the most compelling and fascinating stories of our time A maverick from an early age, the strikingly attractive and eccentric heiress thumbed her nose at society, all the while forging an incredible life as a renegade with an appetite for adventure, a weakness for pleasure, and a penchant for privacy Duke and her lifelong rival Barbara Hutton with whom she would have to compete for the love of several men, most notably international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa were dubbed the Gold Dust Twins Her father, James B Duke, namesake of Duke University and one of the richest men in the country, was a rough edged businessman whose greatest love was for his only daughter Denied affection from her mother, a glamorous socialite concerned mainly with public appearances, Doris Duke led a sheltered adolescence, seeking friendship with those ignored by high society Later, as her marriage to the politically ambitious son of a prominent grande dame of society crumbled, her concern with secrecy would develop nearly obsessive dimensions Duke maintained dictatorial control over her four extravagant homes across the country, and she gained a reputation for excess as well as seeming pettiness Her phenomenal wealth enabled her to withdraw from the world, even to distance herself from the university that bears her family name, and ignore its responsibilities Recently she adopted a thirty five year old former Hare Krishna who was a confidante also of Imelda Marcos Here is revealed for the first time Doris Duke s fascination with those who embraced the spotlight she always shunned, especially Imelda Marcos, who found an ardent and fin
The Richest Girl in the World The Extravagant Life and Fast Times of Doris Duke From her birth in when she was christened the Million Dollar Baby to the age of thirteen when she inherited the bulk of her father s million tobacco fortune to when she posted mil

  • Title: The Richest Girl in the World: The Extravagant Life and Fast Times of Doris Duke
  • Author: Stephanie Mansfield
  • ISBN: 9780786010271
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 thought on “The Richest Girl in the World: The Extravagant Life and Fast Times of Doris Duke”

    1. This book was an interesting read but lacked passion or insight. I saw an A&E Biography about Mrs. Duke and found her life portrayed as far more fascinating than as was described in this book.

    2. I heard the name Doris Duke when I listened to NPR and wanted to know who she was since her foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, contributes to many of the programs. This is actually a sad tale. Had Doris Duke not lost her father at such a young age, or been born in the second half of the twentieth century I think her life would have been very different and much happier. Her father was to American tobacco what Aristotle Onassis was to global shipping and left his sole heir a fortune [...]

    3. I read Rich Girl, Poor Girl first. It extends through Doris Duke's death and how her wills were changed radically on her deathbed and how the foundations were managed under that contested will. Richest Girl in the World is a much more trivial book but I need to get the Rich Girl, Poor Girl book again since both books are filled with memorable details so much so that I want to know if there was plagiarism or just that the jewels, marble, camels, etc were all well documented.Both books did seem to [...]

    4. This bio does what the title says it will. It tells us about the extravagance and the fast times of Doris Duke. On the plus side, there is a lot of material here and it reads better than a tabloid, but the many quotes from people with axes to grind hamper its credibility.According to this book, DD believed most people, esp. potential husbands were after her fortune, and from this book, one would have to agree with her had to have another side that is not presented at all. She did manage to keep [...]

    5. I think I need to mix it up before I read another celebrity bio- After a while the petulant antics of the alienated rich start to get a little tired. It reminds me of watching that Doors movie, which was preceded by the Tina Turner movie- I was like, yeah, yeah, yeah, you were young and innocent, you got successful, you then partied too hard and everybody grew a beard and started freaking out on each other- Same thing with the cliche post college Euro trip I took where you just go from museum to [...]

    6. This lady has lived an unimaginable life, beginning with her birth into an extremely wealthy (1900 wealth = $1M) family with an obsessively protective father and cold, distant mother. This book is testament that wealth (in this case, extreme) can't purchase any long-term happiness.

    7. For some reason this author was hard for me to read. And, the story of Doris Duke was, I thought, a very sad one. She had everything in the world, materially, but nothing at all emotionally. Tragic!

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