Tina Turner Finalized Her $250M Estate Planning at Least Two Years Before Her Death; Who Will Inherit Remains Unclear

Tina Turner lived a personal and professional life on her terms but it appears she was traditional in one respect: the late singer completed her estate planning in 2021 — two years before she died. 

Tina Turner attends the opening night of “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Nov. 7, 2019, in New York City. (Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

After enduring a long illness that included intestinal cancer, a kidney transplant and high blood pressure, Turner died on May 24. At the time of her death, Turner’s net worth was estimated to be $250 million. 

While it is not clear who are the beneficiaries of her estate: one thing is clear: Turner finalized her estate planning several years ago to forestall her family fighting over her fortune. Before her death, Turner sold her music catalog to BMG for $50 million, a collection that included hits such as “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “The Best.” 

“Tine knows her time is short, and she wants to make sure her ducks are in a row for her family, a source told RadarOnline.com years ago. ‘She’s been dealing with poor health for years and knows the end is near.”

Who Is Entitled To The Estate? 

Turner is survived by her husband of 10 years, Erwin Bach, who she was with 27 years before they married. Her two biological sons, Craig Raymond and Ronnie preceded Turner in death. Her elder son, Craig, committed suicide in 2018. Her younger son, Ronnie, died in 2022 from metastatic colon carcinoma. It is unknown if either son had children, who would also be considered beneficiaries of her estate. 

Her two adopted sons through her marriage to Ike Turner, Ike Jr. and Michael, are alive but had been estranged from her for several years.

“Tina raised me from the age of 2. She’s the only mother I’ve ever known,” Ike Turner Jr. told The Daily Mail in 2018. “But I haven’t talked to my mother since God knows when — probably around 2000. I don’t think any of my brothers have talked to her in a long time either. My mother is living her life — she has a new husband and she’s in Europe. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with the past.” 

Estate Holdings 

While it is also not certain what is included in Turner’s estate, she and Bach owned two lavish residences. The first is a mansion in Nice, France. The second was purchased in 2021 in Switzerland. The ten-building estate was valued at $76 million.

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