Tina Turner’s $250 million fortune: Who gets what after her death?
The “Queen of Rock” died 24 May leaving behind a sizeable fortune however, both her biological sons died before her. So, who will inherit her estate?
Tina Turner earned her title as the “Queen of Rock” with her powerful voice and energetic vitality on stage. Over her six decade long career she became one of the best-selling artists of all times and amassed a sizeable fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, her estate got a boost in recent years after she sold BMG Rights Management the rights to her music, likeness and image for $50 million. In all when she passed away after an extended illness on 24 May she was worth an estimated $250 million.
Who will inherit Tina Turner’s $250 million fortune?
The question has arisen though of who will inherit her sizeable estate. The Grammy Award winning artist, besides suffering from several illnesses in her later life, also experienced two tragedies, the death of both her biological sons. Craig Turner, her eldest son, died in 2018 after taking his own life. Less than six months before her own death, the Rock & Roll Hall of famer lost her youngest son, Ronnie Turner. He was found by neighbors struggling to breathe on the sidewalk in front of his home.
However, she is survived by her second husband, German music executive Erwin Bach, who is expected to receive roughly half of her $250 million fortune. The two were married 10 years ago after a long-term relationship that began in the 1980s. He was by her side when she suffered a stroke in 2013 just a few months after their wedding as well as her fight with intestinal cancer. Bach also famously gave one of his own kidneys to Tina Turner to save her life in 2017.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, her daughter-in-law Afida, who is the widow of her late son Ronnie, thinks that the rest will go to the family. However, that’s where complications may arise as Tina Turner has no blood descendants. She raised as her own first husband Ike Turner’s two sons which were from a previous relationship.
She has been estranged from Ike Jr. since 2000. But he told The Mail on Sunday that while he and his brothers haven’t had contact, Tina Turner has been sending his brother Michael money to help with his medical treatment in a convalescent home.
No fight expected over Tina Turner’s $250 million estate
However, there may be no inheritance drama for the estate of the music icon who came from a “one-horse town” according to RadarOnline.com. The outlet reports that Tina Turner began tying up all loose ends years ago to avoid any such family infighting over her fortune developing a final draft in 2021.