In February 2021, only a few weeks after his death, the details of Larry King’s will was revealed. Per documents obtained by People, the ace journalist directed his $2 million fortune be shared among his five children: Cannon King, Chance King, Chaia King, Andy King, and Larry King Jr. Sadly, two of the talkshow host’s kids, son Andy and daughter Chaia, died in 2020, leaving the fortune to only Chance, Cannon, and Larry Jr.
Larry’s will (which was handwritten, by the way) was solidified October 17, 2019 — a few months after he split from his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick King. “It should replace all previous writings,” he said of the document. The talkshow host had been married to Shawn (who was 26 years younger) for 22 years before filing for divorce in August 2019, per CBS. “We had a big age difference and that eventually takes its toll,” Larry told People in an interview, noting there were religious differences at play, too.
Either way, it’s important to note here why the estate wasn’t bigger, as some might be expecting — as TMZ noted, much of the $144 million was possibly put in trusts.