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The will of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard does not disclose the value of his estate, but a church leader said it was worth “tens of millions of dollars” and that 99% of it had been left to the church. Hubbard, 74, died Jan. 24 at a ranch near San Luis Obispo. His will was signed the day before in a scrawl that was accompanied by his thumbprint. It provides a trust for his wife and four of his five children. Ronald DeWolf was disinherited for denouncing his father and the church, which critics call a cult. “After substantially taking care of family members, Mr. Hubbard has given his life’s work to the church,” said Heber Jentzsch, head of the group for the last four years. DeWolf has said he will contest the will, which requested that an autopsy not be performed because of Hubbard’s religious beliefs.


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