Bobbi Kristina's Net Worth At The Time Of Her Death May Surprise You

The death of Bobbi Kristina Brown at the age of just 22 was doubly sad because her mother, legendary singer Whitney Houston, had passed away just a few years prior. Making matters worse, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub in much the same manner as Houston. After being placed into a medically-induced coma, Bobbi Kristina was pronounced dead in July 2015, six months after she was initially discovered. Her boyfriend at the time, Nick Gordon, was charged with civil liability and remains under criminal investigation for his alleged role in her death (via USA Today)

Although incredibly sad, as People reported at the time, one of the biggest questions surrounding Bobbi Kristina's passing was what would happen to Houston's considerable fortune now her sole heir wasn't around to receive it. 

Calculating Bobbi Kristina's net worth is complicated

Upon turning 21, Houston's daughter began receiving her inheritance in installments, with 25 percent due to be distributed on her 25th birthday followed by the remainder on her 30th. Houston's will also dictated that if her daughter died before the age of 30, with no children, the remainder would be distributed among the singer's relatives. So, how much was Bobbi Kristina worth at the time of her death?

As People noted, when Bobbi Kristina was placed in a coma, a conservator was appointed by the court who was "responsible for Krissi's assets, including her likeness, rights and legal claims," as per a joint statement from the counsels of legal guardians Pat Houston, the singer's sister-in-law, and her mother, Cissy Houston, as well as Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina's father and Houston's ex-husband.

Here's where Bobbi Kristina's inheritance will go

Although rumors circulated that Gordon and Bobbi Kristina had secretly married before her death, he was deemed as having no claim to the estate since no legal agreement existed. Entertainment Tonight spoke with attorney Andrew Mayoras, who advised Houston's money returns to her estate "under the terms of her will."

Mayoras added the inheritance will be held for Houston's mother and brothers. Bobbi Kristina, meanwhile, had no rights to Houston's fortune. It was estimated Bobbi Kristina received approximately $2 million overall, prior to her mother's death. Likewise, Mayoras noted the actual net worth of Houston's estate is difficult to estimate since she may have incurred debts prior to her death, while her music still makes money. Bobbi Kristina, meanwhile, would've had medical expenses to pay following her six-month hospital stay. It's difficult to parse how much Bobbi Kristina was worth at the time of her death, all things considered, though Celebrity Net Worth puts it at $20 million, held mostly in trust.