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The heiress giving away her Disney fortune

As the granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy Oliver Disney, Abigail Disney inherited millions. But she never felt comfortable with her wealth.

Abigail Disney is a documentary filmmaker and granddaughter of Roy Oliver Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Company. As an heiress to the Disney fortune, her estimated worth could be as much as $500 million. However Abigail has never been comfortable with her inherited wealth and even credits it with ruining her family. She speaks to Emily Webb about giving much of her fortune away.

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