Tuesday marks 20 years since John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when the single-engine plane he piloted plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard.
Although a final number on his net worth varies, the 38-year-old was a multimillionaire when he died in 1999.
His fortune was estimated at $30 million-$100 million dollars, with the bulk of his personal estate going to the children of his older sister, Caroline.
His former assistant tells People magazine he would not want to be forgotten.
Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, 11, Tatiana Kennedy Schlossberg, 9, and John B. Kennedy Schlossberg, 6, reportedly inherited their uncle’s posh Tribeca apartment and his share of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ sprawling Martha’s Vineyard estate, which is currently up for sale.
Among other items they reportedly received were their uncle’s clothing, furniture and mementos from their grandfather, former President John F. Kennedy, including a rocking chair, a PT-109 tie clip, gold Cartier watch and a silver money clip.
Kennedy also apparently left cash to his sister and her children, cousins Timothy Shriver, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr as well as his personal lawyer, assistant, his former nanny and his mother’s former assistant.
The Bessette family, who has one surviving daughter today living in Michigan, reportedly reached a $15 million dollar settlement with Kennedy's estate in 2001 in a wrongful-death suit.