Prince may not have left behind a secret vault of music, but he certainly appeared to fancy real estate. An inventory of the iconic singer’s estate, submitted to a probate court in Minnesota earlier this week details tens of millions of dollars worth of real estate and other personal property, acquired prior to his death last year.
In fact, the Purple Rain star was the proud owner of about $25.4 million worth of real estate and other personal property including a horde of cash — to the tune of $110K in four bank accounts — unclaimed property, capital credits, cash and 67 gold bars with a combined value said to be nearly $840K.
Meanwhile, according to a file released by Carver County District Court, Prince also left behind 10 cars, including a 1993 Ford Thunderbird, 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1997 Lincoln Town car, 2004 Cadillac Roadsters XLR, a 2010 Mercedes Benz, 2011 Lincoln MKT, 1996 BMW Z3 Roadster, 2006 Bentley, 1985 Cadillac Limo, and a 1999 Plymouth Prowler.
Not to mention, Prince’s companies, Paisley Park Enterprises Inc., NPG Records Inc., NPG Music Publishing and LotusFlow3r had more than $6M in cash on hand at the time of his death, Rolling Stone says. Other items not yet assigned a value include Prince’s musical instruments, unreleased recordings and videos from his vault, a jewelry collection, household furnishings, a 2006 Bentley and his iconic Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge motorcycles. Also still unclear is the value of the “Little Red Corvette” crooner’s trademarks and copyrights.
Though much of the value of his estate is still unknown, multiple outlets report its estimated worth sits somewhere between $100M and $300M.
As previously reported, Prince tragically died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. He did not leave a will. In the time since, family members including his sister, Tyka Nelson, among others have made claims on the property. However, the matter has yet to be ironed out in court. The next hearing in the probate case is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12. At that time, it is expected that a number of claims which have surfaced over the last several months will be resolved.