Paul Walker’s will was filed January 28 in Santa Barbara and although it calls for the star’s father to serve as executor of his property and his mother as guardian of daughter Meadow, the entire $25 million fortune was left to his 15-year-old girl. Walker,40 died on November 30 in a car crash after the Porsche driven by financial adviser and friend Roger Rodas collided with a light pole and a tree and then burst into flames.
In a will written and signed in 2001, Walker left his daughter Meadow the entire fortune, which is now estimated at $25 million. The majority of the wealth comes from personal property which remains unspecified, but is known to worth $8 million and a house estimated at $10 million. However, the actor is expected to gain another $8 million possibly from the seventh “Fast & Furious” installment, movie which will debut in cinema in April 2015.
Although Walker died when the movie was halfway complete, Universal Pictures decided to keep his character Brian O’Conner alive.
Because daughter Meadow is too young to be given millions of dollars in hand, Walker specified that his mother Cheryl would be named the girl’s guardian and executor of the inheritance, but another storm is expected if the mother of his child, Rebecca Soteros wishes to retain custody of her daughter. A petition has been made by the star’s father, Paul Walker III to grant his son’s last wishes and name wife Cheryl Meadow’s guardian. A court hearing was scheduled on February 20 with regard to the requests of Walker’s father. Currently, the actor’s daughter lives with her mother in Hawaii.
Even though Walker’s daughter had lived with her mother her entire childhood, Meadow was living with the star at the time of his death and the proud father was happy that he had her at 25, because “at 40 and 15, we’re matching up sweet.” The 15-year-old found it hard to go through Christmas without her father, but the sole beneficiary of Walker’s entire estate could now end up with her grandparents if the hearing goes as Walker would have reportedly wanted.
His friend Ronn Shikari stated that Walker was thinking of quitting acting in order to spend more time with his daughter and that “it’s a shame that it could never happen.”
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It has been rumoured that the mother of Walker’s child, Rebecca McBrain who dated the star for one year between 1998 to 1999 could be demanding a piece of the actor’s fortune, but another person is reportedly after Walker’s $25 million fortune. Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, his girlfriend of seven years was left out entirely from the will, but this could have happened because Walker’s will had not been updated since 2001.
Walker met Pilchard-Gosnell when she was just 16 and remained a couple until his death, but the 23-year-old girlfriend has no legal rights to inherit anything from the actor’s fortune because they were not legally married. However, it remains to be seen whether his longtime girlfriend will speak out.
Irrespective of what will happen, Paul Walker’s entire fortune of $25 million was left to his daughter Meadow. A court will decide on February 20 if the actor’s mother, Cheryl becomes the girl’s guardian and executor of her inheritance.
By Gabriela Motroc