Muhammad Ali’s Will– It has almost become a norm that great men leave the planet with their families torn over properties and wealth left behind.
After the passing of the 3-time heavyweight champion, there were strong speculations that the family was already at war with themselves over Muhammad Ali’s estate worth $80 million.
Ali is survived by seven daughters, two sons and his 4th wife, Lonnie.
Mirror reported that a reliable source had claims that the family had been in a subtle feud over the will of the legendary boxer.
“Lonnie is said to get double what the kids have which has left many seething. They didn’t like her before their dad passed away accusing her of preventing them from seeing him.
“When he died some sucked up to Lonnie just to get as much as they can, but the truth is that they all did it – then accused the other siblings of doing it.”
The source also mentioned the family was not happy that Ali was buried in a “celebrity” style. Ali was not buried within 2 days in compliance with Islamic tradition.
“Once money is in the bank it looks like they will cut all ties with each other but not before their true feelings are aired. But it’s not just the inheritance. There is a lot of bitterness between the family’s strict Muslims and non-believers for the way the funeral was conducted.”
“They were disgusted he wasn’t buried within 48 hours as the Koran states, and that Will Smith and Mike Tyson were pallbearers. Some of the children are appalled it was more about a celebrity list than his own flesh and blood.”
Finally Muhammad Ali’s will has been finalized. It says that all of his 9 children are entitled to $6 million each while his wife Lonnie gets $9 million. It is said that Ali’s children and only sibling, Rahman are not happy with Lonnie’s share.
Rahman however gets to keep nothing.
According to the attorney for the Muhammad Ali Trust, which governs the distribution of his estate,
“It was crafted to reflect his specific wishes and to protect his legacy.”