Here's Who's Getting What From Bowie's $100M Estate

His will leaves $1M to a former nanny
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Here's Who's Getting What From Bowie's $100M Estate
David Bowie's will was filed in a New York court on Friday, specifying how his $100 million estate would be divided.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

David Robert Jones' will was filed in court on Friday, the New York Times reports. This is noteworthy only in that Jones was better known as David Bowie, and the estate he left behind is worth approximately $100 million. According to the BBC, half of his fortune—as well as his New York City home—will go to wife Iman. The rest will be split between his two children, with daughter Alexandria also getting a home in upstate New York. In addition, his longtime personal assistant was left $2 million, and his son's former nanny received $1 million. Bowie died following a secretive battle with cancer earlier this month.

Bowie signed the will back in 2004 after a heart attack, the New York Daily News reports. According to the Times, he wanted to be cremated in Bali, if possible, after first falling in love with the island during a visit with Iggy Pop in the 1980s. Bowie was recently cremated in New Jersey, but his ashes may be scattered during a Buddhist ritual in Bali, as per his wishes, the BBC reports. According to the Daily News, Bowie is believed to have made most of his fortune from a series of late-career concerts. He also made $55 million selling "Bowie Bonds," through which investors would receive royalties on his back catalog of 25 albums for 10 years. (Read more David Bowie stories.)

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