The A&P grocery chain fortune was squandered away by its playboy heir Huntington Hartford. He squandered his millions on failed enterprises and a extravagant lifestyle. Hartford received an income of $1.5 million per year during the 30s on 40s. The Hartfords who were ranked as one of America’s wealthiest families in 1940 was declared bankrupt years later. In 2004, Huntington Hartford shifted to the Bahamas where he died in 2008 at the age of 97.