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  • Jeffrey Epstein’s Will Leaves $577 Million to Mysterious Trust

    REUTERSJeffrey Epstein signed his last will and testament on Aug. 8-two days before the 66-year-old sex-offender killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell.According to the document, which was first revealed by the New York Post, the mysterious money-manager left behind $577,672,654 in personal property.Epstein is giving all of his property to the “acting Trustees of The 1953 Trust,” though the members of the trust weren’t named in the document.The will names Epstein’s brother, Mark Epstein, as his sole relative “who would be entitled to share the estate if he had left no will.”According to the probate petition, Epstein had $56.5 million in cash; $14.3 million in fixed income investments; $112.6 million in equities; and $194.9 million in hedge funds and private equity investments.The financier recorded $18.5 million in “Aviation Assets, Automobiles and Boats,” while stating that “Fine Arts, Antiques, Collectibles, Valuables & Other Personal Property” are “subject to appraisal/valuation.”Send The Daily Beast a TipModels Say Jeffrey Epstein’s Closest Pal Drugged, Raped ThemMeanwhile, Epstein detailed the companies that hold the titles to his properties in New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and New York.He listed 10,000 shares of Maple, Inc.-the Virgin Islands corporation that holds the title to his Manhattan townhouse-as worth $55.9 million.Another 10,000 shares of Cypress, Inc., which owns his New Mexico ranch, are worth $17.2 million. His Palm Beach mansion, owned through 10,000 shares of Laurel Inc., is worth more than $12.3 million.SCI JEP, a French company, holds the title to Epstein's seven units at the posh Paris building at 22 Avenue Foch. The document lists 999 shares worth $8.67 million.Finally, the document details the companies that own his private islands.The will includes 10,000 shares each of Poplar, Inc., which holds the title to Great St. James Island and is worth more than $22.49 million, and Nautilus, Inc., which owns the $63.87-million Little St. James Island.The document directs the executors of the estate-Epstein’s longtime lawyers, Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn-to get $250,000 upon the completion of probate. In Aug. 15 court filings, Indyke and Kahn accepted their appointments and enlisted Virgin Islands law firm Kellerhals Ferguson Kroblin PLLC as their attorneys.Erika Kellerhals, another loyal Epstein lawyer who was named in tax documents for his charities, is a partner of the firm.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Russo Brothers Debunk Richard Rider’s Nova Was in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    During a Twitter Q&A session hosted by WIRED on Monday, “Avengers: Endgame” director Joe Russo surprised fans when he said that Richard Rider’s Nova was in the huge battle scene in the film.“Look closely at that scene again and you will see. You will see Richard Rider in the background of the shot. Easter egg,” Russo said.Russo was responding to a tweet that was posted in May, a Twitter user, where a fan asked the “Endgame” directors, “How do you guys not have any Nova Corp member in a fight against Thanos?. Love the movie, but just boggles my mind. Didn’t even have to be Richard Rider.”@Russo_Brothers how do you guys not have any Nova Corp member in a fight against Thanos?. Love the movie, but just boggles my mind. Didn't even have to be Richard Rider. endgame- Macho-Mayne (@Macho_Franchise) May 13, 2019Also Read: Here's Why Black Widow Didn't Get a Memorial at the End of 'Avengers: Endgame'However, Russo was just kidding.“That was actually a joke on our part,” Russo wrote in an email to comicbook.com of the battle sequence and his response during the Q&A.Who is Richard Rider? According to HeroicHollywood, Nova is a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Nova Corps who has crossed paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, and Thor.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie?Nova was in earlier drafts of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” screenplay but ended up getting cut.“Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told ComicBook.com in 2018. “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there are more than one examples to pull from in the comics that are interesting. And you’re absolutely right, he was in the earliest drafts of the [Guardians of the Galaxy].”Read original story Russo Brothers Debunk Richard Rider’s Nova Was in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ At TheWrap