James Gandolfini’s Will Provides Generously for His Family – And Even His Personal Assistant
James Gandolfini was recently laid to rest after his untimely death on June 19. And now the late actor's will unsurprisingly reveals his young children will receive the vast majority of the wealth he left behind.
According to the will, which was obtained by the New York Post, 13-year-old son Michael's portion will be put into a trust fund for him until he turns 21. Michael will also be the first person able to buy his dad's Greenwich Street condo in the West Village of NYC -- a condo that comes with its very own parking space, a hot commodity in the city. He is also entitled to all his dad's clothing and jewelry.
When 8-month old daughter Liliana turns 25, she and her half-brother will split Gandolfini's Italian estate 50-50. But if they observe their dad's wishes, they won't sell it.
As James wrote in his 17-page will (signed last December), “It is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family for as long as possible."
Gandolfini also also owned a $1.1 million home in Califon, NJ, and a 3,000 square-foot duplex penthouse in Tribeca valued at $7 million -- but didn't have as much of a sentimental bond to them. Overall, he was estimated to be worth $70 million at the time of his death.
His second wife and two sisters will also receive millions, while $500,000 was put aside for each of his nieces, $200,000 for his personal assistant, and $100,000 for his godson.