HOLLYWOOD philanthropist Steve Bing died after falling from the 27th floor of his apartment on June 22.
He leaves his fortune to his daughter Kira and son Damian.
Who is Steve Bing’s daughter Kira?
Kira Bonder/Bing is the child of Steve Bing and former tennis pro, Lisa Bonder.
At age 21 she is the eldest of her father’s two children and has kept out of the limelight for most of her life.
Her half-brother is Damian Hurley, the son of Bing and actress Liz Hurley.
Kira was originally believed to have been fathered by billionaire media mogul Kirk Kerkorian, who was 48 years older than her mother, Lisa.
However, after a 28-day marriage, Kerkorian and Bonder split up.
It was later discovered through a private eye and DNA evidence that Kira is in fact Steve Bing’s daughter.
Kira inherited $8.5million from Kerkorian when he died in 2015.
When did Steve date Lisa Bonder?
It is not clear when exactly the pair dated.
We know that they were certainly together toward the latter years of the 90s.
Steve Bing was generally regarded as Bonder’s ex by the time Kira was born.
What was the row about Kira’s inheritance?
Kira has been subject to an inheritance battle, which was resolved in 2019, after her grandfather claimed she and brother Damian had no right to the family trust as they were born out of wedlock.
Dr Peter Bing, Steve’s dad, didn’t want his “illegitimate” grandchildren to get the $600million Bing fortune that was held in a trust.
When Kira claimed herself the beneficiary of the Bing trust, her request for information got shut down and triggered a lawsuit.
Dr Bing filed court papers asking a judge to deem Kira and her half brother, Liz Hurley’s son Damian, ineligible.
The filing stated that the trust, which was established in 1980, “would not benefit any person bought out of wedlock unless that person had lived for a substantial period of time as a regular member of the household”.
His affidavit debated the definition of Kira and Damian being his grandchildren as they were born out of wedlock and lived independently from Stephen with their mums.
Dr Bing claimed to never have met either Damian or Kira and said that neither was raised by Stephen as his child.
He wrote in the filing: “I do not consider them my grandchildren.
“To the best of my knowledge, Stephen has never met Damian, and Stephen only met Kira after she became an adult.”
However the judge sided with the grandkids and their father, Steve, in July 2019, and they both inherited the fortune.
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