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David Bowie’s will reveals $100M fortune left to wife Iman

Rock legend David Bowie left an estate worth as much as $ 100 million to his supermodel wife Iman and his two children, according to his will which was filed Friday in Manhattan Surrogate Court.

Bowie who died Jan. 10 of cancer at age 69 asked that he be cremated and his ashes spread in a Buddhist ritual in Bali.

He left also left $ 2 million to his long time personal assistant, Corinne Coco Schwab, and $ 1 million to another friend, Marion Skene of Switzerland, who was his older child’s nanny.


David Bowie left wife Iman his $  100 million fortune.STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

David Bowie left wife Iman his $ 100 million fortune.

Bowie’s much loved estate on Little Tonshi Mountain near Woodstock in the Catskills was left to Alexandria, the 15 year old daughter he had with Iman whom he married in 1992.

Duncan Jones, a successful director who is Bowie’s son from his first marriage, gets the same 25% share as his half sister in the rest of the musician’s residual estate.

Iman gets the other 50% of his estate plus all of his other real estate, including their apartment in SoHo on Lafayette Street and homes around the world.

Bowie signed his will in 2004, the year when a heart attack in Europe forced him to cancel six concerts.

In 2007, he signed a codicil in which he gave all of his shares in a company called Possum Inc. to Schwab.


Candles are placed as a memorial to musician David Bowie at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/REUTERS

Candles are placed as a memorial to musician David Bowie at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bowie named two friends as his executors, attorneys William Zysblat and Paddy Grafton Green.

Before his death, Bowie, whose real name was David Robert Jones, was reported to be one of the richest rock stars in the word.

Although he sold 140 million records in his lifetime, Bowie is said to have made more money from a series of concerts later in his career and from a novel financial gimmick where he sold so-called Bowie Bonds.

In 1997, he sold the ‘bonds’ to investors who would get all the royalties from his first 25 albums for 10 years. After the 10 year period, the rights reverted back to him. The bonds put $ 55 million in his pocket.

The sale came at an opportune time for Bowie — but not the investors. During that decade, artists earned less and less in royalties as people download music for free. 


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