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CHICAGO - MARCH 1994:  Rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois in March 1994.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
Here’s Who Inherited Tupac Shakur’s Money After He Died
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On September 13, 1996, the rapper Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds he had sustained while riding in a Cadillac six days earlier. Although he had released four albums at the time of his death and possessed a net worth of $200,000, he did not own real estate and had used most of his money for legal fees and bail.
Shakur had not left a will due to his untimely death, and it was his mother, Afeni, who ultimately took over his estate. She set up a trust to protect her son’s music rights, which enabled the estate to obtain his unreleased records after a lengthy legal battle with Death Row Records (his record company) in 1997.
Afeni died in 2016, but she appointed Tom Whalley as the estate’s executor. Gobi Rahimi, a friend of Tupac and Afeni, believes that Whalley truly cares for Tupac’s legacy and will do a good job with handling the late rapper’s estate (which is reportedly worth $40 million as of 2021).