Whitney Houston passed away unexpectedly in 2012, just hours before she was to sing on stage at the Grammy Awards.

The official cause of death was ruled to be unintentional drowning, caused by a combination of long-term drug use and cardiac problems.

According to USA Today, the worth of her estate at the time of her death was in the area of $20 million. According to the terms of her will, that was left to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and was allocated to her in a way that took her age into consideration.

Bobbi Kristina was discovered in the bathtub of her Georgia home, which she inherited from her mother three years after her mother’s death. Bobbi Kristina’s mother had died three years prior.

Six months later, she vanished without regaining consciousness before passing away. Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, was listed as the beneficiary of the remainder of the estate in Whitney Houston’s testament.

The will, however, stated that if Whitney Houston’s daughter died before having children, the remainder of the wealth would go to Cissy Houston. Cissy Houston also requested that another member of the family act as executor of the estate. Pat Houston, Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, was speaking there.

And there is a lot that needs to be done. Variety reported in 2022 that the value of her estate had soared by a factor of four since her death. This was largely due to the coordinated efforts of her estate and her partner, Primary Wave Music.

“The ability to sing like Whitney Houston is without a doubt one of the most fantastic assets that one could possess,” said Adam Lowenberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Primary Wave. “We want to keep the environment as natural and authentic to Whitney as possible at all times.”