Outliers doesn't know of many people who like to stay at the hospital, but then we never met Huguette Clark. In fact, not many people did. The reclusive 104-year-old heiress to a Montana copper fortune who once lived in the largest apartment on New York City's Fifth Avenue died last week at a Manhattan hospital, after having chosen to spend the past two decades of her life in area hospitals. She left behind a fortune reportedly worth $500 million.
The New York Times and other sources reported that Clark died at Beth Israel Medical Center, where she had resided in recent years. MSNBC, which has conducted an investigation into her life, reported that she lived there, and at other area hospitals, in a guarded private room under various pseudonyms and attended by private nurses despite being in relatively good physical health.