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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Celebrity James Gandolfini Leaves a $70 Million Dollar Estate

UnknownLast week in Italy "Sopranos" celebrity James Gandolfini died leaving an estate worth $70 million behind. Gandolfini's will was filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court. His will left millions to friends and family. He left his assets equally to both of his children Michael and his infant daughter Liliana Ruth. Gandofini left behind a trust for Liliana Ruth so that she may access the trust when she turns 21. The will states he provided for his son in a different medium. However, media outlets have been circulating inaccurate information when they claim Gandolfini left the bulk of his estate to his son. Gandofini's second wife and his two sisters also inherited millions. 

See Aly Weisman, A Breakdown of What Will Happen To James Gandolfini's $70 Million, Business Insider, Jul. 3, 2012.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) and Jay Brinker (Attorney, Ohio) for bringing this article to my attention.


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