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- Diego Armando Maradona threatened to leave no inheritance, but they claim there is no will and they are preparing for a lawsuit.
- The legendary Argentine soccer player has amassed a fortune during his career: real estate, investments, jewelry, luxury cars and even a tank.
- The inheritance is shared among his eight children, but they await a long and complicated process due to the possible presence of “opportunists” and “internal disputes”.
The death of the legendary Argentine soccer player Diego Armando Maradona it marks the beginning of the legal dispute over his incalculable wealth. His heirs include the eight children he had with six different partners. Now the question is: How is the legacy of the soccer star shared?
Maradona died of a heart attack last Wednesday, November 25th, at the age of 60. According to a source close to the family and quoted by AFP, who is also the technical director “Didn’t leave a will”Hence, a complex estate process is expected.
In 2019, a message recorded by Diego Armando was broadcast threatening to leave his family without an inheritance.
“I know that now as you get older they care more about what you leave than what you do. And I tell everyone that I will not leave anything for them, that I will donate it. I will donate everything that I’ve run in my life “said the footballer.
Despite their intentions, Argentine law provides that children and spouses must receive two-thirds of the deceased’s inheritance and that this cannot be withheld from them. A person can only give one fifth of their wealth in a will.
The legendary player had A total of eight children: four in Argentina, one in Italy and three more in Cuba. The latter were conceived while on the island for rehabilitation treatment for his addiction, as his lawyer Matías Morla confirmed in statements collected by Reuters.
Typical probate proceedings can take 90 days for the legal period that heirs and creditors need to present themselves. “In cases of this kind, however, it can be forever” due to the possibility of “opportunists” and “internal disputes,” the lawyer stressed.
How Much is Maradona’s Net Worth?
There are no official data on the assets the footballer owned at the time of his death. But still, Experts estimate that Maradona’s net worth would consist of real estate, luxury vehicles, investments, and jewelry. All of this is distributed in the countries where he has played, lived or directed teams during his career: Argentina, Spain, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Mexico.
The specialized website Celebrity fortune He estimated that his career was worth tens of millions of dollars in income from soccer deals and sponsorship with brands like Hublot, Puma and Coca-Cola. However, the same website makes this clear At the time of his death, he only had about $ 500,000 after various financial problems. The portal Goal.com estimates that due to tax disputes, That amount could be as low as $ 100,000.
Not everything was money for Maradona: luxury cars, a tank and his own image
Perhaps $ 100,000 doesn’t seem like much compared to his stratospheric revenue, but it’s not all that Diego Armando left behind. Assets his heirs will fight against include luxury cars, a tank, and the rights to its image.
In recent years, Maradona has received all sorts of eccentric gifts, many outside of his contracts. For example, when he worked as the technical director of FC Fujairah, In Dubai they gave him two luxury cars. Even when he was Honorary President of Dinamo Brest, In Belarus, a Hunta Overcomer received amphibious tanks.
Besides the material, Maradona’s most valuable property was himself and his personal property.
“The most important legacy here can be the image rights, but also all of your shirts. How much is the value that you used in the World Cup final? How much can they pay in an auction? “Said the lawyer Martín Apolo Reuters.
The complaints about Maradona’s fortune began long before his death. In 2015 he started one Legal proceedings against his ex-wife Claudia Villafañefor alleged fraud, fraud and embezzlement, including alleged misappropriation of 458 items related to his career: t-shirts, trophies, jewelry and more.
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Your daughters Dalma and Giannina, fruit of the marriage with VillafañeYou have taken command since your father died.
For a long time, aged 33 and 31, they were the only daughter recognized by Maradona. She was on her mother’s side during the trial but had the opportunity to reconcile with him, as evidenced by the loving messages posted on her social networks on the occasion of Maradona’s 60th birthday on October 30th.
Dalma and Giannina opted for the awakening and burial hours and the fact that the public awakening at Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires was limited to 10 hours. The tribute ended in chaos and many blame it soon after it was arranged for parting.
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