Convicted sex offender and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein signed his last will and testament only two days before killing himself in a Manhattan jail cell, according to an exclusive report by the New York Post.
What are the details?
A court filing obtained by The Post shows Epstein signed his will on Aug. 8, and the document was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Epstein was being detained on sex trafficking charges at the time, and committed suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug. 10.
According to the filing, the former hedge fund manager left behind an estate worth roughly $580 million, but some of his personal property has not yet been appraised — including his art collection.
Epstein had just under $57 million in cash, $195 million in held in hedge funds and private equity investments, and several properties. His real estate holdings included a New York City home worth around $55 million; a Palm Beach, Fla., home worth $12 million; a place in Paris worth $8 million; and two islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands worth $22 million and $64 million, respectively, Fox News reported.
The assets are being held in a private trust.
Prior to Epstein's death, he was sued by dozens women who accused him of sexual abuse. The New York Times reported that one of Epstein's accusers sued his estate last week. More are sure to follow, leaving the estate in limbo until all creditors are paid — including any victims who may be awarded damages by a court.
Epstein's beneficiaries are his trustees, none of whom were not named in the will. The financier's brother, Mark Epstein, is named as sole heir of the estate in the instance that the deceased "had left no will."