Late Sunday afternoon, Thomas Gilbert Jr., 30, walked into his parents Manhattan apartment and brutally murdered his 70-year-old hedge fund-founding father. Thomas Gilbert Sr., as most hedge fund founders are, was a very wealthy man. So wealthy, in fact, that he could afford to give his son, Gilbert Jr., a $3,000 per month allowance for rent and other expenses.
According to a report from the NY Post, Gilbert Sr. was going to cut his son’s allowance by $200 per month. A decision that allegedly lead to his murder, as fucking unbelievable as that might sound, because BRO, YOU’RE 30, get a fucking part time job if you need an extra $200.
Via NY Post:
The son, who just found out he was getting a $200 cut in his monthly allowance, asked his mother to go get him a sandwich so she’d be out of the family’s tony Beekman Place apartment just before he pulled the trigger and executed his dad, sources told The Post.
“He was cutting his allowance. He had been giving him $2,400 a month for rent and $600 for spending money, and he was cutting that to $400 a month for spending money,” a source said about Thomas Gilbert Sr., founder of the Wainscott Capital hedge fund.
“They had argued about it before.”
This entire situation is so difficult to comprehend.