Originally Posted by Spheno
It's 3 million US Dollars. He wasn't terribly rich.
That is "the private wealth". In reality the bulk was stacked in a Fideï Commis (the ancient Roman predecessor of a Foundation), including beautiful ancestral estates.
It is like the Bernadottes being "poor" while they are bedecked with diamonds (from the Bernadotte Foundation) or enjoy Italian Masters at their walls (from the Galliera Foundation). One can be very rich in daily reality and not so rich on paper...