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American Actress Debbie Reynolds Had a Huge Net Worth Before Her Death, Who Inherited it?

Updated On 13 Jul, 2018 Published On

We are familiar with the name Debbie Reynolds, an American actress. She is more famous for her popular Hollywood movies in the 50s-70s and also for being the mother of another exceptional actress Carrie Fisher.

Debbie had an impressive career run and starred in many popular movies which helped her accumulate a huge net worth before her timely death. Today, we are to find out about her finance and know if anyone has inherited it.

Debbie Reynold’s Career

Debbie was from a poor family but eventually earned both money and fame and all that particularly came from her work in movies.

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She has starred in many movies and has portrayed every character elegantly. She has starred in movies like Three Little Words(1950), Singing in the Rain(1952), The Affairs of the Dobie Gillis(1953), Susan Slept Here(1954), Bundle of Joy(1954), The Catered Affair(1956), and Tammy and the Bachelor(1957).

She has also done biographical movies like How The West Won(1962) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown(1964). Her other films include The Singing Nun (1966), Divorce American Style(1967), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Charlotte's Web (1973), Mother (1996) (Golden Globe nomination), and In & Out (1997).

CAPTION: Debbie as Molly Brown
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In 1969, she hosted her show named The Debbie Reynolds Show. She then released her autobiography titled Debbie: My Life, and another biography Unsinkable: A Memoir in 2013.

Debbie Reynold’s net worth

Debbie Reynolds made a huge sum over the period of time. Her successful career in the film industry can be credited for financial stability and a hefty net worth. She had an estimated net worth of $85 million.

She received a salary of $150,000 for the movie Bundle of Joy.

Debbie in 1964 purchased The Oceanside Hospital, a property worth $1,000,000 at the Oceanside, California.  

She also had a huge return from the property of Beverly Hills Mansion, which she sold for the price of $1,000,000 in 1975.

CAPTION: Debbie's Beverly Hills mansion
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She also had several business ventures, which included owning a Las Vegas hotel and Casino.

Debbie also started her own Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood in 1973. The institution still operates today.

Debbie's death

Debbie Reynolds demise was a traumatic one for the entire world. Her daughter Carrie Fisher, who was a star in the Star War series, died at the age of 60 on December 27, 2016. Just a day after her death, mother Debbie was taken to the hospital after suffering from a fatal stroke.

Later that afternoon, the hospital announced her dead; she was 84 at the time.

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The cause of her death was determined to be intracerebral hemorrhage, followed by hypertension. The hospital also confirmed that the untimely demise of her daughter was the real reason for the condition.

Disputes over property

Recent rumors state that there has been a feud between Billie Lourd and Todd Fisher regarding the inheritance of Debbie’s money and Carrie’s estate.

CAPTION: Debbie Reynolds, with her daughter Carrie Fisher, son Todd Fisher and granddaughter Billie Lourd
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Billie has allegedly stated that after her mother Carrie’s death, her shares should be passed down to her which amounts to $5 million estates. Todd, however, told that it should be directed towards him.

Well, the feud was later settled by Billie getting her mother’s property.