George Michael loved children so it’s no surprise to learn he has left his fortune not only to his many, celebrity godchildren, but also a number of charities including those that focus on child welfare.
The singer’s body was discovered on Christmas Day by partner Fadi Fawaz, 43, having died of suspected heart failure. He was 53.
Worth an estimated AUD $180 million, having amassed his fortune through song royalties, touring and performing at private parties. The Sun reports Michael invested heavily in art including pieces by Banksy, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.
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He also owned properties including the AUD $8.5 million Oxfordshire home where he died, a Georgian mansion in North London and homes in Los Angeles and his Whale Beach holiday home in Sydney worth AUD $6 million.
Whilst details of his will are yet to be made public, there is speculation Michael will leave much of his vast fortune to his godchildren, family, partner and charities.
Michael had no children of his own but is thought to consider former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell, 10, to be his goddaughter, despite his ex-partner Kenny Goss being her official godfather.
He's also godfather to former Spandau Ballet singer and actor Martin Kemp's two children, Harley, 27 and Roman, 23, as well as to his cousin Andros' two children. There's also speculation he will leave some of his fortune to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, and boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.