Prince’s $40m hoard of CASH
PRINCE had more than $40million stashed away in cash when he died, court papers have revealed.
The late singer (pictured), who was reportedly worth £216million, left the ready money in various accounts when he passed away in April 2016, aged 57.
Assets left in his name also included several lots of land and seven homes in Minnesota in the US.
Funds were held in multiple music companies set up by the star, including Paisley Park Enterprises, named after his private home and production studios near Minneapolis.
One, NPG Music Publishing, had more than £8.6million in cash. Another called NPG Records held more than £5.9million in cash.
The ’80s icon’s other assets included six cars — a 1992 Ford Thunderbird, 1995 Jeep UT, 1997 Lincoln Town Car, 2004 Cadillac, 2010 Mercedes Benz and 2011 Lincoln MKT.
His estate could rake in more money at two upcoming auctions.
Tomorrow, handwritten Sign O’ The Times lyrics, valued at £7,000, and bejewelled boots worth £36,000 go on sale in Boston.
And in May, a faux-diamond bracelet given to Prince by his ex-fiancée Susannah Melvoin will go on sale in Beverly Hills.
Doves on the loose in singer’s mansion
RITA ORA says Prince used to have doves flying around inside his Paisley Park property in Minnesota.
The 27-year-old British pop singer described her visit to the When Doves Cry singer’s home after they struck up a bond in a London studio playing ping pong until 4am.
‘It’s just full of Prince,’ said Ora, who sings the Fifty Shades Freed theme song For You with Liam Payne. ‘There are birds flying around and I was like “What the hell is that?” And he’s like, “Oh, that’s just the doves,” and I’m like “What?” ’
Ora told Love Magazine: ‘We made loads of music. I was working on the second Fifty Shades movie when I heard that he’d died and it was completely devastating.’
Author: Tom Stichbury