Who is Meadow Walker?
Born on November 4, 1998 in Northern California, USA, Meadow Rain Walker is both a model and a social media personality, but probably best known as the daughter of the late Paul Walker, an actor who rose to fame for his role in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.
Meadow Walker’s net worth
As of early 2020, Meadow Walker’s net worth is estimated to be over $25 million, primarily earned through the estate left by her father. Her father left her a hefty bill, a collection of luxury cars and expensive real estate. She also made a significant amount of money following settlements from the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver found “guilty” in the crash that killed her father, and Porsche.
Meadow grew up mostly in Hawaii alongside her mother. She was the daughter of Paul Walker from a relationship with Rebecca Soteros, although the two later separated, leading them to live separately. She spent the first 13 years of her life in Hawaii, but custody of her was later granted to Paul after her mother had problems with alcoholism. It also meant living closer to her godfather, Vin Diesel, who had become a good friend of Walker’s after their collaboration in “Fast & Furious”.
She later converted to non-denominational Christian beliefs like her father and lived a life of luxury. Little did she know it would be the last three years of her life with her father. Her father was known to work for various charities in his spare time, including with Reach Out Worldwide to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. After the event, he and his friend Rodas went for a drive to test drive a Porsche Carrera GT, which resulted in a crash, leading to the deaths of the two individuals.
— Meadow Walker (@MeadowWalker) September 12, 2015
The crash and aftermath
Paul and Rodas’ car crashed at a well-known racing spot and popular drifting area, into a lamppost and trees and the car caught fire. Rodas died instantly from the crash, while Paul died soon after from a combination of the crash and burns from the fire – when the bodies were found they were no longer recognizable. After testing, no traces of drugs were found and there was nothing in the area that could have caused the accident. It was reported that the car’s speed and aging tires were the cause of the crash.
At the time, “Furious 7” was in production, and due to his death, it was put on hold indefinitely. Numerous tributes were paid and the film was later released with the family’s permission, with Walker’s missing parts done through CGI and his brother’s help. Later in the year, Meadow’s grandfather filed a lawsuit against the Rodas estate, as both men owned a significant collection of luxury cars. He sought an equal share of the two estates, as the two rightfully purchased every car in the collection together. He had a collection of 30 cars, 21 of which were later sold at a car auction.
Last Will and Case with Porsche
With Walker will, he named his entire estate to be given to his father – Meadow’s grandfather – in the event of a sudden death, though he was kind enough to share most of it with his granddaughter. The will also states that custody of the child would be given to her grandmother, indicating ongoing tensions between Walker and mother. In response, her mother went to court and tried again to get custody of the child, which she lost because she still had obvious problems with alcohol. The timing was also questionable, as she had made no effort to gain custody of the child, not until his ex-partner’s death, which meant there may have been an underlying motive, which was money.
Aside from the custody case, Meadow along with the help of relatives filed a case against Porsche, citing the history of instability with its vehicles and apparent problems with the model his father drove. Although Porsche had made efforts to reverse a similar case, they eventually succeeded established out of court.
In recent years, Meadow has made a public name for herself, becoming known as the late actor’s daughter Instagram. She aged well and showed many qualities that would qualify her as a model. She started modeling and has a few professional projects to her credit.
Her online profiles also show that she travels a lot and has visited places like Tokyo, the Philippines and African countries.
With her wealth, she also continues her father’s work in philanthropy and helps create the Paul Walker Foundation which partners with other organizations in their efforts to help less fortunate communities. In recent years, the foundation has partnered with Pencils of Promise to establish schools in Ghana, which it has visited a few times, posting photos of her helping children on the Foundation’s website.
At the age of 21, she is still single and has not yet shown any intention to enter into a long-term relationship. She keeps information about any romances away from the public.
Father – Paul Walker
Paul Walker started his career as a child and worked in several acting projects during the 1970s and 1980s. He mostly stayed in small roles until the 1990s when he landed a regular role on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”. He eventually turned his attention to film work, and some of his projects during this period include “Varsity Blues”, for which he received acclaim for his performance, and the movie “She’s All That”, before becoming a star in “The Fast and the Furious” that would earn him worldwide recognition.
After that, he enjoyed becoming a mainstay in thriller or action movies with projects like “Joy Ride” and “Running Scared”. He also established his versatility with drama films such as “Flags of Our Fathers” in 2006. Besides acting, he showed a strong passion for cars and marine biology. He was a strong philanthropist and had founded the charity Reach Out Worldwide, which he worked with just before his passing. The song “See You Again” is dedicated to his memory.