As Joan Rivers herself often said, she made and lost a number of fortunes over the years — usually due to trusting unscrupulous financial managers or business partners. While the 81-year-old comedy legend’s untimely death still upsets her fans and many friends, at least Rivers left our world on a financial upswing.
According to several reliable reports, Melissa Rivers is inheriting an estimated $100 million from Joan’s estate. According to Us Weekly, the bulk of that fortune is in the form of cash and investments and Joan’s antiques-packed New York apartment, valued at $35 million. Rivers’ beloved grandson, Cooper Endicott, is said to be the beneficiary of a very large multi-million dollar trust, over and above what his mom is inheriting.
Sources close to the Rivers family also note that Melissa will continue to be able to generate significant funds both from her position as executive producer of “Fashion Police” on E! and by continuing to run Joan Rivers’ lucrative costume jewelry biz that is expected to still be popular on QVC.