5 Interesting Celebrity Estate Planning Facts
Everyone needs an estate plan, even celebrities. An estate plan can allow you to plan for
your life, future, disability, and distribution of assets. If you have yet to create an estate
plan, now is the time to do so. You never know when the unexpected will happen and
it’s better to have a plan in place so that you and your family are protected.
Take a look at some of the celebrity estate planning facts below. If you have questions
about your personal need for an estate plan, consult with an estate planning attorney.
Famous author George Orwell left instructions in his estate plan to mark his
grave with his real name, Eric Arthur Blair.
Jerry Garcia chose to outline the distribution of his guitars and other important
artifacts in his will.
Babe Ruth had created the Babe Ruth Foundation shortly before his death as a
way to benefit underprivileged children. In a trust, he outlined his instructions
that 10% of the trust’s funds be given to the Babe Ruth Foundation.
Charles Dickens chose to include instructions in his estate plan that requested
that his funeral guests not wear traditional funeral attire. He also requested that
his funeral be held privately.
Many celebrities failed to create a will during their lifetime. Some of these
celebrities include Buddy Holly, Kurt Cobain, Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Andrew Jackson. Dying intestate (i.e. without a will) often leads to lengthy and
costly court battles and can also allow some loved ones to be disinherited.
Join in with these celebrities and famous persons. Create your own estate plan to carry
out your wishes. If you have additional questions about the need for an estate plan or
what you should include in your estate plan, consult with a qualified estate planning
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