Elvis Presley lived like a true king. Saving money for the family was not in his plans. Also he was generous with gifts. So the singer’s heritage was surprisingly timid when he passed away in 1977.
Information from the Celebrity Net Worth website details Presley’s possessions equivalent to just $ 5 million dollars in the year he died. The amount, adjusted for inflation, would be equivalent to US $ 20 million today.
Despite being a considerable sum, the King of Rock’s final net worth was quite small for an artist with estimated earnings of between $ 100 million and one billion over his career, according to Forbes.
The singer was known for being open-handed. Also generous to people close to him. An article in the Los Angeles Times reported Presley’s taste for “giving friends – and even strangers – Cadillacs and other gifts”.
Elvis did not believe in the need to save money. Since financial problems could easily be solved with a new album or tour announcement. Priscilla Presley, his ex-wife and mother of Lisa Marie, struggled with financial management in the early years after her husband’s death.
Elvis Presley Death
When the paramedics arrived, the body was already turning blue and cold. On the way to the Baptist Memorial Hospital, a resuscitation was attempted unsuccessfully, after all “it was Elvis.” He was pronounced dead at 3:16 pm, without any investigation into the mansion, photos of the bathroom, or consideration for the fact that Elvis Presley was taking medicines as if they were M & Ms.
The king’s health was not the best. He weighed nearly 160 pounds and needed constant assistance from a nurse. In his last shows, he was barely moving enough to reach the microphone, and when he arrived, he would cling to the pedestal as if he did not have the strength to stand.
His bowels and heart were twice the size of the organs of a healthy 42-year-old man and he had problems with his coronary veins, aorta, and cerebral arteries. The lung had signs of emphysema, even though the singer was non-smoker.