Melvin Simon was an American businessman and film producer, who co-founded the largest shopping mall company in the United States, the Simon Property Group, with his younger brother, Herbert Simon.
After his death, a dispute over his most recent will arose between his children from his first marriage and his wife. The will, signed with the physical assistance of a financial advisor, was amended seven months before his death. The revised will provided significantly more for Bren, and significantly less for his children by his first marriage, than previous versions.
Melvin Simon sold the house, called Le Petit Trianon, and designed by Richardson Robertson III, in August of 2007 to big biznessman and hotelier David Adelipour for $16,000,000.