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Heath Ledger: Broker Than a Joker?

3/23/2008 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Could it be that one of the hottest actors in Hollywood barely had a pot to piss in when he died? If reports out of Australian papers are to be believed, Heath Ledger was only worth $145,000 at the time of his death.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the total value of Heath's estate is "$145,000, with furniture and fixtures worth $20,000, a Toyota Prius worth $25,000 and $100,000 in miscellaneous bank accounts." It also names Heath's father, mother and sisters as the only beneficiaries, but acknowledges his two-year-old daughter Matilda Rose as an interested party.

What this doesn't jibe with is family sources are telling TMZ that Matilda will be "well taken care of." So, where's the money?

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Does it really matter how much he is worth?? He's dead... let him rest in peace.

2407 days ago


Wow, how the hell does a movie star like this be so low on cash??? Can't people live within their own means? Poor Matilda, fortunately she has a good mother to make sure she is taken care of. Geeesh.

2407 days ago


I thought the reports of 600 million were a little high, but this is ridiculous. I thoguth the will was done before Matilda was born, so how was she "mentioned" in it?

2407 days ago


Yeah, right. Keep on believing that, he made no money during his last 4 films? Sounds like the family is hiding his estate from the true heir, Matilda. That child should get everything.

2407 days ago


yeah, i kinda agree with #1

2407 days ago


Take care Michelle and Matilda. Move forward and be well.

2407 days ago


He wasn't yet paid for his role as the Joker in 'The Dark Night' so there's still millions that are not yet accounted for.

2407 days ago


The story is misleading. The amount mentioned is the value of the assets Heath had in New York state at the time of his death. Any assets outside of New York were not included in this total.

2407 days ago


Knight not bad

2407 days ago


OHMYGOD..i mean the guy died and everyone should just leave him to res in peacet..and for the money!..I mean so what!!?? isn't Michelle william going to provide everything for Matilda..Im sure of that cause she is the MOTHER!!

2407 days ago

hopeless pedant    

The phrase is "to jibe with", not "to jive with" - not as bad as "too big for his britches" the other day, but does no one edit these posts?

2407 days ago


where's the money? probably up his nose

2407 days ago


I'm sick of hearing about this, this dead horse. This guy has been dead for two months and he makes headlines over and over. No one cared that much when he was alive. Quit trying to milk it dry. I'm so sick of hearing about this druggie.

2407 days ago


Granted, Michelle is the MOTHER. Matilda lost her father and what he could provide emotionally and monitarily. Even if the two of them were to get everything, I'll bet they would trade it all to have Heath back. God Bless the family and Godspeed to all.

2407 days ago


thats not way.must be n.y. only.this guy was worth a fortune or something is screwy.

2407 days ago
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