Jeffrey Epstein signed his will two days before he hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell, according to court papers.
The multimillionaire convicted pedophile was worth £476,002,266 ($577,672,654) – or about £14,832,000 ($18 million) more than he previously stated in court papers filed when he tried to land bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, the new documents show.
The former hedge-fund manager was found dead in his cell on August 10 despite having previously been on high scrutiny suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
Days after his death FBI agents raided Epstein’s US Virgin Island home which has been dubbed ‘paedophile island’, the New York Post reported.
The 66-year-old’s 21-page will was filled in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, where he owned two islands worth more than £70m.
It is not clear from the papers who Epstein’s heir is, with his brother Mark the only potential.
The will also details properties the financier owned, including a £45m home in New York.
He also owned just shy of £15m of “aviation assets, automobiles and boats.”
Earlier today it was revealed that Epstein had been hosted by Prince Andrew at Balmoral.
The royal visited Epstein at his New York home in 2010 and the pair were pictured together nearby.
This was two years after Epstein was convicted of having sex with a child as part of a plea deal.
But their friendship goes back to the late 1990s.
in 1999 Epstein and his ‘entourage’ were hosted at Balmoral by Prince Andrew, according to the Daily Mail.
One woman who was on the trip 20 years ago has spoken to the newspaper under the condition of anonymity.
She said that the Duke of York was ‘really nice… very polite’ and added that he ‘had his guard up’.
The woman was then a model in her 20s.
Buckingham Palace said: “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.
“It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”