“Dad would have made $80m”, says Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow.
Meadow believes that Paul might have definitely swelled up his bank account to $80 million or more if his life had not been cut short due to that fatal wreck three years back.
In 2013, Paul together with his friend and driver at the time Roger Rodas were involved in the tragic Porsche accident that took the life of both of them. They were driving a Porsche Carrera GT, one of the finest car manufactured by Porsche.
Paul had already signed to 3 more ‘Fast and Furious’ movies while he was filming the seventh installment. Along with that, he was committed to additional movies and other projects. Imagine what his net worth would have been!
Even her attorney Jeff Milam agreed with her statement- “The amount paid by the estate of Roger Rodas into a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not been tragically cut short in the November 30, 2013, accident,”
According to the Daily Mail, Meadow Walker settled for $10.1 million from Rodas’ estate as per the lawsuit.
“Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash, which Paul Walker would have survived.”
Rodas’ wife Melissa had sued Porsche for their defective product.
“Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG – a $13 billion corporation – intends to hold the company responsibly for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death.”
TMZ had stated that Porsche decided not to install PSM in their car despite it being a standard requirement in their other models. Because of that, the car lost its stability which is stated to be the actual cause of the accident.
Similarly, it is believed that Paul did not die on impact like his friend. He was, in fact, alive and had every chance for survival. But, it was the faulty seat belt that had restrained from setting Paul free. Their lawyer Jeff Milam had stated that the car was too dangerous and should be used in street.v
Here's a video by TMZ:
‘Meadow's father... was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle's defects.'
William states- “The Walker family has their own pending lawsuit against Porsche. The decision made this week was in widow Kristine Rodas’ suit against the automaker. Her case alleged that the Carrera GT had design flaws that made it inherently unsafe to drive”.
The death of Paul Walker gave rise to many controversies and conspiracies with everyone giving their own views and opinions.
Paul was one of the most influential actors of his generation. Together with Vin Diesel they were the two symbols of the Fast and Furious franchise. His death led many of this co-workers to mourn as it was them who showed people the meaning of brother and family.