John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1960-1999) – Lawyer & Magazine Publisher
John F. Kennedy, Jr. was an American socialite, magazine publisher, and lawyer. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. Several times Kennedy was asked publicly if he was interested in following in his father’s footsteps and choosing politics as a career. He would always decline for the time being, but he would not rule it out for the future. In 1995, Kennedy and New York public relations magnate Michael J. Berman founded George, a glossy politics-as-lifestyle monthly. Kennedy controlled fifty percent (50%) of the company’s shares. Before his death, Kennedy had conceded that he “might have to wind it up by the end of the year.”
John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife, Caroline Bessette-Kennedy, died in a plane crash in July 1999. Since Caroline did not survive him and he had no surviving children, his Will gave his propery to the children of his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and a trust he established in 1983. His estate is estimated to be worth around $100 million.
We celebrate John F. Kennedy, Jr. as a Legacy Champ for establishing a Last Will and Testament as well as a Trust. As such the details of his estate are confidential. If you want to be a Legacy Champ in your own special way, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P. for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.
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