The Prince’s surviving relatives will divide only less than $6 million out of his $156.4 million fortune.
The “Purple Rain” singer died of an accidental overdose in April 2016 at age 57, and she hasn’t left a will, but her remaining beneficiaries have finally reached an agreement on how her assets will be divided.
Court documents obtained by The Blast stated: “Excluding reserves and complying with payments set forth in paragraph 8, the decedent’s estate for distribution includes the following: $5,638,878.29 in cash.”
The money will be divided between Prince’s three oldest siblings and the music company Primary Wave – who bought part of the star’s estate from Tyka Nelson, sister of the ‘Raspberry Beret’ hitmaker, and brothers Alfred Jackson and Omar Baker.
Alfred and another brother, John R. Nelson died during a legal battle and his families would receive none of the final distribution.
In addition, Comerica Bank – which has overseen both the administration of the Prince’s estate and the legal battle over it – will maintain a $3 million reserve to fight any legal issues regarding the property that have yet to be completed. ,
The documents state: “To ensure that it can pay the costs and expenses associated with closing the estate, including tax returns, professional fees, expenses and any awards filed in pending litigation.” Comerica will maintain a total of $3 million as reserves for the estate, including expenses previously incurred by the estate for which it has not received an invoice, and any other necessary expenses.”
A spokesperson for Primary Wave said the company is “extremely pleased that the process for closing the Prince Estate has now been finalised.”
He added in a statement to Billboard: “Prince was an iconic superstar and this transfer out of court’s jurisdiction allows for professional, efficient management.” When we announced the acquisition of additional anticipatory interests in the property last year, Bringing our ownership interest to 50%, our goal was to protect and develop Prince’s incomparable legacy. With the distribution of property assets, we look forward to a strong and productive working relationship.”
Consultant L. Londell Macmillan and Charles Spicer, who control an undisclosed stake in the property and are parted with three of the Prince’s heirs who refused to sell their share – have been “relieved and thrilled” in the long-running dispute .
Macmillan said: “[My partners and I are] With the probate court system and bankers who don’t know the music business and don’t know Prince, he’s relieved and thrilled. [We look forward to] Implementing things the way Prince did.
“I represented Prince for over 13 years and we have pioneered innovation in improving the music industry – we share their amazing wealth and catalog with their music, film content, performances, merchandise, Paisley Park events, branded products and more.
“This is a historic and very exciting time. The prince is now almost free to rest…”