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One year after the departure of Kobe Bryant, an unresolved inheritance

One year after the departure of Kobe Bryant, an unresolved inheritance

On January 26, 2020, the world of sports was paralyzed by the news of the death of Kobe Bryant. The 41-year-old NBA star was traveling with eight other people in his private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter when he collapsed over the city of Calabasas, located in Los Angeles County, California. Following the accident, a fire broke out: emergency personnel responded, but it was reported that no one on board survived. Inside the aircraft was also Gianna, one of his daughters.

Since then, beyond the anguish over the physical disappearance of the American basketball megastar, there has been speculation about the inheritance he left to his wife Vanessa and their three children: Natalia and Bianca and Capri, born in June 2019. He estimates that the fortune that will remain in the possession of the widow exceeds USD 200 million, although some media indicate that this figure is much lower than the real one.

When it comes to properties, the Lakers’ top idol did not own much land and the mansion that the family owns in Newport Beach (Los Angeles, California) is worth more than $ 4 million. In addition, as revealed by Los Angeles Time, in 2015 he had sold a house in the same area for a figure of around $ 6 million. Also, after the tragedy Vanessa sold for USD 2 million the residence in the Turtle Ridge neighborhood that they used mainly to enjoy the weekends.

What Kobe was a fan of was cars and his garage, according to a report by El Español, at the time of his death had a Ferrari 360 Modena (USD 220 thousand), a Cadillac Escalade (USD 300 thousand), a Range Rover (USD 60 thousand), a Lamborghini Murcielago (USD 220 thousand), a Bentley Continental GT (USD 2 million), a Bentley Azure Mulliner (USD 500 thousand), a Jeep Wrangler (USD 110 thousand) and a Lamborghini Aventador (USD 4 millions). The garage shrunk on Monday when Vanessa auctioned off the 1963 Chevrolet Impala for just $ 53,900, when the base price was $ 250,000.

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Beyond being an athlete, the former basketball player had become an entrepreneur and that is why he had investments everywhere. In 2016, for example, he co-founded a Bryant Stibel venture capital fund that currently has assets of more than $ 2 billion, according to Business Insider data. That fund participates no less than companies like Epic Games, creator of the sensation game Fortnite.

Another of its notable investments is linked to the purchase in 2013 of 10 percent of the Body Armor drink of which Coca-Cola took a higher percentage long after it allowed the company to accumulate a value of $ 2 billion.

Such a fortune has not yet finished happening, despite the fact that a year has passed since the death of Kobe Brtyant, due to the fact that there are conflicts that prevent the completion of the process. It is that beyond the lawsuits initiated by Vanessa herself to the Los Angeles Police and the helicopter company Express Helicopters & Island Express Holding Corp, the family must also resolve some legal disputes unleashed after the tragedy.

The main lawsuit was filed by none other than Sofía Urbieta, Vanessa’s mother. The 68-year-old woman denounced that she was kicked out of her family home after the death of the Los Angeles Lakers legend and then targeted her daughter and her family, not only for being fired but also to claim an income owed for her work as a babysitter of his grandchildren.

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“Venturing our family’s problems in public is hurtful, but I had no choice. All I want is what I worked for. Vanessa, despite all that she has promised me and I have done for her and the family, has tried to break all ties and deny all obligations and agreements ”, the lady told the We, to whom she granted phrases such as: “Why would you do this to your own mother? I am so disappointed, hurt and aggrieved, to the point, that I had no choice but to file a lawsuit. I am 70 years old, my health is deteriorating and my own daughter is doing this to me ”, he explained.

Sofía Urbieta claims to have worked as a nanny for her grandchildren and as a housewife for the couple for almost two decades, for which she claims a salary of $ 96 per hour, which for 18 years and working 12 hours a day reaches a sum of almost $ 5 million, which he now demands from his daughter.

In turn, the division of the inheritance is being re-analyzed by experts, since in the papers signed by Bryant himself the millions had to be divided into three, by his three children, but that document is dated 2017, before the birth of Capri. That is why Vanessa warned her lawyers and demanded that the smallest be included in the will. This is not an inconvenience, although it does delay the distribution of assets.

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As for the other lawsuits, Vanessa has targeted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for photographs of the accident where her late husband and daughter Gianna died. According to the online site ABC News, the former model cited neglect, invasion of privacy and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. The lawsuit established that after the accident, at least eight officers who were present at the scene used their cell phones to take personal images of the victims, three of whom were minors.

He also started a battle against the company Express Helicopters & Island Express Holding Corp, which was subject to strict visual flight rules and the weather conditions on the day of the tragedy were not suitable for flying due to the presence of fog and poor visibility. Although details of the claim are unknown, some US portals indicate that the losses suffered by the family due to the death of the former basketball players are close to USD 200 million, due to the advertising revenue that they continued to receive from Kobe’s campaigns.

It is for all this that Bryant’s inheritance is an issue to be resolved and if he succeeds in the lawsuits, his wife will get more income for their three children, which is why it is still difficult to specify the exact number that the family will receive. (GG) (Infobae)

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