However, it was by living in this way that he was able to make enormous savings over the years. In addition, it has a ground in the Alps, near Puy-Saint-Pierre, a heritage that it had of its parents. The land was halfway between a busy winter sports resort and several luxury villas, so its price climbed several million euros each year.
Despite his enormous fortune, Marcel was not seen as a rich man.
Driven by the spirit of sharing, he had his house built and allowed his family and friends to live without having to pay rent.
Marcel was not so interested in women. However, in 2010, it falls on Sandrine Devillard. 47 years old, she lived in Paris and she completely changed Marcel.
Marcel had been warned by his friends and family. All told her that Sandrine was interested only in her fortune. They told him that their union was planned. To begin with, she had gone to see Marcel to buy some of her land, but the latter refused and she ended up the guest for a one-on-one dinner.
Everyone paid much attention to this rather odd couple. A lovely woman accompanied by a robust old man, but with torn clothes, this could not go unnoticed.
It was clear that there was only money for Sandrine. Marcel seemed not to consider the rumors circulating.
The couple married a year after their first meeting in the Hautes-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The doubts expressed about the sincerity of her love touched Sandrine enormously. And that did not stop, even after their marriage. She did not leave Paris and Marcel, he still lived in his cabin in the Alps. Both spouses saw each other regularly.
Only one year after the wedding, Marcel had a car accident with two friends of Sandrine and unlike Sandrine’s friends, he lost his life. The rumor swelled saying that Sandrine had something to do with this accident.
Sandrine was very much affected by the disappearance of her dear husband at the funeral, however, it did not take long to put Marcel’s family and friends at the door of his “new home.”
But Marcel had reserved a big surprise to everyone: a signed will.
Marcel took care to share all his possessions before his death. The houses will be for the villagers while his friends and family will inherit his money and everything else.
Nothing was intended for Sandrine.
It looked like Marcel had felt that his wife had black ideas.
Sandrine filed a lawsuit claiming that the signature on the will was false. But the court came to the conclusion that the signature was indeed authentic 4 years later.
No property of Marcel was bequeathed to Sandrine. This real story clearly shows the meaning of the saying: “laughs well who laughs last”.
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