Gene Wilder Net Worth: Willy Wonka Actor Leaves Secret Inheritance For Family

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Gene Wilder died last month after battling complications arising out of Alzheimer’s. He was a popular American actor known for his iconic portrayal of Willy Wonka and for his work with Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks. The actor was 83 at the time of his death. He was living in his Stamford, Connecticut home when he breathed his last. Wilder’s death has now received a renewed spotlight after Gene Wilder net worth and news of secret inheritances appeared in the media.

According to latest Gene Wilder net worth, the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star was in a very comfortable financial situation at the time of his death. He was neither too rich, nor a dole-seeker and might have left a sizable inheritance to his wife and nephew.

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An article in Celebrity Net Worth states that the Milwaukee-born star has a sizable fortune and Gene Wilder net worth currently stands at $20 million. According to the publication, the popular star might have made his dollars as an actor and then as a serious novelist. Kiss Me like a Stranger, My French Whore: A Love Story, What Is This Thing Called Love?, and Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance are some of the books penned by the actor.

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An article in The Trust Advisor adds that his Stamford house is also a part of his net worth. The modest home is now inherited by his fourth wife, Karen Boyer. The four-bedroom house is surrounded by three acres of lush greenery and might be worth around $1 million in a year’s time. However, this was not the only home he owned. His Bel Air pad was purchased by Tesla Motors owner Elon Musk for a cool $6.75 million in 2013, adds a report in Heavy.

In addition, he has left a legacy, which needs to be taken care of after his death. This includes his books, TV movies based on his memoirs, subsidiary rights for a Broadway musical, licensing of images and intellectual property to distribute or hold back.

An article in Wealth Management reveals that Wilder was one of the rare actors to enjoy a traditional retirement of sorts. He left the arc lights once and for all at the age of 58. However, proper financial planning made sure that he did not end as a destitute. He might not be rich as per the traditional Hollywood standards. However, he did leave an inheritance and a legacy to those in his family.

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