Jack "Don" Lewis Was Worth Millions
The self-made man was a titan of industry. His money alone could have provided an incentive for foul play.
Dec 4, 2020
Lewis was a self-made millionaire. Before meeting Carole Baskin, he amassed a fortune through trucking, real estate, and used cars.
“He had the Midas touch,” one of his daughters told People magazine. According to an article shortly after his death, Don may have been worth $5 million.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that his estate was worth as much as $6 million, and that he was generating more than $50,000 per month in revenue. His life insurance police alone was reportedly worth $1.25 million.
Debates over a second will detailing his exact fortune, or a forged will, continue to rage among devotees of the show "Tiger King."
John agrees with this fact based on:
I read the articles and they wouldn't make these claims if they hadn't fact-checked them
Too Purrfect, People, December 07, 1998, Pam Lambert.
‘Tiger King’ turned Don Lewis into a household name. Will he ever be found?, Tampa Bay Times, June 24, 2020, Leonora LaPeter Anton and Christopher Spata.
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