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Know life insurance? Quiz yourself on these fun facts

Allen Wastler

Posted on April 09, 2024

Allen Wastler is a former financial journalist with over 30-years of experience, including time at CNBC, CNN, and Knight-Ridder Newspapers.
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Guinness World Records, “Mystery Billionaire takes out historic life insurance policy,” March 13, 2024.

Huffington Post, “How Walt Disney Funded his Dream,” Dec. 19, 2017

Life Happens/LIMRA, “2023 Insurance Barometer,” 2023.

NPR, “What the Apollo Astronauts Did for Life Insurance,” Aug. 30, 2012,

Journal of the British Astronomical Association, “Edmond Halley, Scientist,” August, 1985.


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