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    Kurt Cobain Net Worth: Who Inherited Nirvana Singer’s Massive Wealth After His Suicide?

    NameKurt Cobain
    Age27 (Died on April 5, 1994)
    ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Musician
    Source Of IncomeMusic, Business
    Net Worth$450 million

    Lead singer of the famous American band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was one of the most loved musicians of all time. Cobain’s music was said to widen the conventions of mainstream rock. His songwriting has also been described by some as “angstfueled“. Nevertheless, he was adored by many.

    Apart from his music, Cobain is known for his suicide on April 5, 1994. He was 27 years old at that time and had a wife and a 20-month-old daughter. At the time of his death, he had already amassed hundreds of millions of dollars. Here’s what happened to his fortune.

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    Kurt Cobain’s Net Worth At The Time Of His Death

    Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    It’s been almost 30 years since the singer took his life, with a drug overdose. However, Kurt Cobain left this world a huge fortune after him. At the time of his death, his estate was worth $450 million. However, this is not just it. He was estimated to have an annual income of $4.4 million from his songs and record labels.

    Not only this, when we talk of his estate, we also mean everything that has his name or Nirvana’s name on it. This includes music sales, the millions of online streams on YouTube, Nirvana merchandise, radio plays, and pretty much every deal signed with him. So now the big question is, who inherited all this after Cobain’s death?

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    Who Inherited Kurt Cobain’s Wealth?

    Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love
    Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love

    After Kurt Cobain’s death, all his wealth was left behind for his daughter Frances Bean Cobain and wife Courtney Love. Courtney has kept most of the money somewhat safe for Frances, although she has her portion of the money herself. Frances has been gaining more and more control of her father’s wealth over the years, through her trust fund.

    The estate, as mentioned before was a grand total of $450 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cobain’s wife Love inherited both his writing and publishing rights which were estimated at a total of $130 million and $115 million respectively. But a portion of all this was put in a trust fund for Frances as well.

    When Frances started getting money from her trust fund, she gained control of all her father’s publicity rights. Although Love still had control over two-thirds of the estate. Right now, it is still unclear as to how much they each have since there is no official will.

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