Sunday, May 19, 2013
No Joke: Matilda Gets Heath's Fortune
After Heath Ledger's untimely death in January, it was unclear whether his daughter with Michelle Williams, Matilda Rose, would see any of his fortune. His father, Kim Ledger, announced this weekend that the family, to whom Heath had bequeathed his then-fortune of about $145,000, would relinquish their share to his 2-year-old daughter. Of course, that value has increased drastically over the past five years, and some say that Ledger was worth about $20 million when he died of a cocktail of prescription drugs. The will's executor, Australian accountant Mark Dyson, who is an executor of the estate, said he could not reveal what Matilda would inherit, but after the record-breaking box-office performance of The Dark Knight, it's sure to be plenty for the little girl to live off of.