NEW YORK, NY – Jeffrey Epstein’s executors filed Verification’s of Petition in the states of New York and Florida on August 15, 2019, in relation to Mr. Epstein’s last will.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell on August 10, 2019, at 7:36 a.m. Although the Certificate of Death was filed with the cause of death as, “Pending further study”, the coroner later declared it a suicide.
Jeffrey Epstein’s last will was written and signed on August 8, 2019, just two days before his death.
Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn were named as the executors of the Epstein estate. Each executor will be paid $250,000 upon the completion of probate of the estate. Boris Nikolic was named the successor executor.
All of Epstein’s property are to be placed into a trust called The 1953 Trust. The 1953 Trust was also created on August 8, 2019.
A few interesting details of the trust are:
Epstein spells out that his Executor has the power, with the respect to “oil, natural gas, minerals, and all other natural resources and right to and interests therin”… This leads the reader of the will to believe that part of his Trust included these assets.
The will also lays out that the Executor also has the power to, “pay any property distributable to any beneficiary under a legal disability or who has not attained the age of 21, without liability to my Executor…to hold until age 21 or such earlier age as shall be the maximum permitted under applicable law,”.
In the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, the Petition for Probate and for letters Testamentary was filed. This filing included a listing of Epstein’s assets. As of the date when the will was filed, Jeffrey Epstein’s estate was assessed as worth at least $577,672,654 with an unknown amount of, “Fine Arts, Antiques, Collectibles, Valuables and Other Personal Property”; items which will need to be appraised and valued.
Mark Epstein, brother of Jeffrey, is listed as the only dependent in the petition.
To read the full will including the probate filing, read here.