Sweet n low magnate Donald Taber, who committed suicide in Manhattan last month, left his wife a $ 30 million fortune, the new court paper show.
The 89-year-old artificial sweetener tycoon – who succumbed to Parkinson’s disease on January 15 from his luxury Park Avenue apartment building – died due to his death.
The CEO and co-owner of New York-based 1,400-employee Sugar Foods – which donated the iconic pink-packet sweetener, Sugar in the Raw and N’Joy Non-Dairy Creamer – left wife Barbara Tuber, according to his entire estate, in his Manhattan last week To be filed in surrogate court.
Robert had no children when court papers showed.
“Balances my wealth to my wife … if she survives me,” will read Taber’s October 5, 2018.
In particular, Taber left Barbara, the 11th-floor Park Avenue coop pad, in which they lived together and all of their belongings – including furniture, art and cars, court papers show.
Tober’s also specified that all its stock in Sugar Foods – which stopped distribution of Sweet’N 15 years ago – should be sold. Then, the executors of his estate must “distribute to my wife all the proceeds of such sale,” and any promise note from the sale requires a place for sale in a trust “for the exclusive benefit of my wife,” Court documents say.
Other papers filed in the case estimated the property to be worth about $ 30 million.
Barbara was editor-in-chief of Brides magazine for 30 years and a former board of trustees at the Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan.
After Taber’s death, Steve Odell – his 51-year-old business partner – told The Post that Taber was against a “devastating” disease, “especially for someone as active as he was.”
But, his friend’s suicide still came as a shock to Odell, who had spoken to Taber the day before and had not suspected anything, he said at the time.
Odell said that Robert, “left us with eight words, and we live them every day. The first two words are ‘be prepared.’ The second is ‘show up’. The third two words are ‘on time.’ And the last two are ‘follow through’. “
“He did it every day, every day, through his career,” Taber said at the time.
Both Barbara and the estate case lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.