Today George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner, died of a heart attack in Tampa Florida. The Yankees are valued at more than 1.6 billion dollars and have been run by his sons Hal and Hank for almost 2 years. Steinbrenner’s estate at the time of his death is estimated to be worth 1.15 billion.
We will learn more about his fortune and how he planned his estate in the next few weeks but The timing of Steinbrenner’s death could exempt heirs from estate tax like the other three billionaires who have died in 2010.
Steinbrenner moved to Floirda where there is no state estate tax as compared to NY which could have taxed his estate more than 16% or more than 160 million dollars.