The largest life insurance paid for celebrities

Publish date 08 October 2014
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The stars take out insurance for large sums.

Mariah Carey insured her legs for $ 1 million while filming a commercial for Gillette. Dolly Parton has insured her breasts for half a million dollars. Madonna has insured her breasts for $ 2 million, although they are much smaller than Parton's.

Some film studios insure the lives of the actors they shoot with.

See which are the biggest life insurances paid to stars:

5. Whitney Houston - $ 300,000

At the time of her death, Whitney Houston had only $ 29,000 in the bank and had $ 4 million in loans. For a star who has sold over 170 million copies of albums, that's awful.

She had life insurance for $ 312,000. For many people this is a large sum, but for a star of her rank it is nothing.

4. Michael Jackson - $ 3 million

After the death of Michael Jackson, the insurance company challenged the insurance claim. The trustees agreed to pay $ 3 million out of the potential $ 20 million, fearing that if a chemical test found drugs in Jackson's blood, nothing might be paid.

3. Dale Unhard - 3.7 - 7 million dollars

He died in a car crash in 2001 when his car slipped on a wall on the last lap of the Daytona 500.

His widow, Theresa Earnhardt, tried to claim $ 3.7 million, but was initially denied. Earnhard's team Richard Childress Racing and the pilot had an agreement to pay $ 7 million to his widow if he died on the track. Omaha Life Insurance insurers initially refused, but then a lawsuit followed.

2. Heath Ledger - $ 10 million

Ledger had $ 10 million in insurance, but it's unclear if his daughter received the full amount, as the overdose he took is likely to be suicide. The heirs and the insurer agreed out of court, and the amount was not made public.

1. Paul Walker - $ 50 million

Universal Pictures will in any case receive a large sum for Walker's death because he was working with them on a new film when he died.

They will receive compensation for having to look for another actor and rework their production.

The cost of Fast and Furious 7 has reached $ 250 million, but the insurer will not pay for anything that is not directly related to Walker's death. They can receive up to $ 50 million.