So far, 130 people have come forward to claim that they are Jeffrey Epstein’s children after the pedophile’s $635 million estate came up for inheritance
A website created by a DNA company to identify any possible heirs to the deceased financier’s multi-million dollar estate has been contacted by 130 people all claiming to be the convicted pedophile’s children.
The Daily Mail reported that if any turns out to be the former financier’s children, they stand to lay claim to the US$635 million ($1.04 billion) estate, which is said to include his Manhattan mansion, Zorro Ranch in Stanley, New Mexico, and a luxury 30-hectare estate, dubbed “pedophile island”.
Meanwhile, about 386 people contacted Epsteinheirs.com, with 30 percent saying they are not sure but think they might be his offspring.
The American billionaire financier, 66, took his life in a Manhattan jail cell in August while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges. Epstein had never married and was not known to have had any children. He left his assets in a trust after his death.
Earlier this year, Epstein’s estate was said to value $635 million, an increase from about $577 million after the sale of some of its assets
Executors reportedly sold five of Epstein’s cars including a $195,000 Bentley, a $133,200 Mercedes, and three Chevrolet Suburbans worth a total of $112,000.
His estate also closed four bank accounts associated with his companies. The accounts held more than $500,000 in cash combined.
The report revealed that more than two dozen women who have filed lawsuits accusing Epstein of sexually abusing them could stand to receive a portion of a settlement fund, which is being created by lawyers currently managing the estate.