After a famous person dies, who makes money from their estate?

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  • 1 year ago
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    Relatives, or owners of the assets (like song / movie / book rights, property that can be toured - like Elvis' home)

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  • 1 year ago

    Their heirs.

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  • 1 year ago

    their heir

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  • 1 year ago

    Their heirs...or whoever it states in their will.

    • Nuff Sed
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      1 year agoReport

      If you're named in a will you're an "heir".

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  • 1 year ago

    The person/people he has named in his Will, or to the Government (UK) if there is no Will.

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  • 1 year ago

    Their heirs or whoever is named in their will. Gov't also typically receives a fair amount of money thru estate taxes.

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  • 1 year ago

    The heirs of the estate.

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  • 1 year ago

    The estate makes money. Heirs to the estate may begin receiving distributions once all estate debt is certified to be paid. It is not uncommon for estates of entertainers to remain open for many years because they still generate income.

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  • 1 year ago

    Whoever it gets left to in their will.

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  • 1 year ago

    NOBODY makes money from an estate. The estate is distributed to the heirs, as the Will or Trust dictates. Whether someone is famous or not has absolutely nothing to do with who gets what and who is making money off what.

    • Nuff Sed
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      1 year agoReport

      So, help us out here: if someone inherits money distributed from the celebrity's estate, explain how that is not the same as "making money from an estate".

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