Muhammad Ali’s will is predicted to ignite ‘World War Three’ within his family due to the amount of money his nine children are set to receive.
Details of the boxing great’s $80million estate, which has now been finalized seven months after his death, is set to be divided between his widow Lonnie Ali and his nine children.
Lonnie has allegedly been left double the amount that Ali’s children have been given, which is expected to anger the siblings, a family insider told the Mirror.
Boxing great Muhammad Ali’s $80 million estate has now been finalized as part of his will and is set to be divided between his widow Lonnie Ali and his nine children (pictured)
Ali’s seven daughters and two sons – who are said to already hate each other – have reportedly been left about $6million each in the settlement.
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They have allegedly maintained a truce since their father’s death in June last year in a bid not to jeopardize their share of Ali’s multi-million dollar fortune.
‘Lonnie is said to get double what the kids have which has left many seething. They didn’t like her before their dad passed away accusing her of preventing them from seeing him,’ the insider told the Mirror.
‘When he died some sucked up to Lonnie just to get as much as they can, but the truth is that they all did it – then accused the other siblings of doing it.
‘Once money is in the bank it looks like they will cut all ties with each other but not before their true feelings are aired.’
Lonnie (pictured with Ali in 2010) has allegedly been left double the amount that Ali’s children have been given, which is expected to anger the siblings
Ali, pictured with daughters Hana Ali and Laila Ali in 2001, left about $6million to each of his children in the multi-million dollar settlement
The siblings were also said to be angry that the likes of Mike Tyson, Lenox Lewis and Will Smith acted as pallbearers for Ali’s funeral (pictured) instead of his own sons
Ali’s brother Rahman will not receive any more from the settlement given their well-documented feud.
The family source said it wasn’t just the inheritance that had left the family seething – the way the funeral was conducted has been a sore point between the family’s Muslim and non-Muslim followers.
They were said to be angry that Ali wasn’t buried within 48 hours of his death and that the likes of Mike Tyson, Lenox Lewis and Will Smith acted as pallbearers for Ali’s funeral instead of his own sons.
The boxer’s son, Muhammad Ali Jnr, had earlier alluded to the fact the family was locked in a bitter feud over the fortune.
He revealed he and his seven sisters were locked in a row with brother Asaad who was adopted by his father and Lonnie in 1986.
A family source said the siblings didn’t like Ali’s wife Lonnie and had accused her of preventing them from seeing him