Who is Meadow Walker?
Meadow Rain Walker was born on 4 November 1998, in Northern California, USA, and is a model as well as a social media personality, but probably best known as the daughter of the late Paul Walker, an actor who rose to fame thanks to his role in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
The Net Worth of Meadow Walker
As of early-2020, Meadow Walker’s net worth is estimated to be over $25 million, gained primarily through the estate left behind by her father. Her father left her a sizable account, a collection of luxury cars, and expensive real estate. She also gained a significant amount of money following settlements from the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver declared ‘at fault’ in the crash that killed her father, and Porsche.
Meadow grew up primarily in Hawaii alongside her mother. She was the daughter of Paul Walker from a relationship with Rebecca Soteros though the two later broke up, leading to them living separately. She stayed in Hawaii for the first 13 years of her life but custody of her was later granted to Paul following her mother encountering problems with alcoholism. It also meant that she would live nearer to her godfather, Vin Diesel, who had become a close friend of Walker following their work together in “Fast & Furious”.
She later converted to non-denominational Christian beliefs like her father, and lived a life of luxury. Little did she know that it would be the last three years of her life with her dad. Her father was known for working with various charities during his free time, including with Reach Out Worldwide to help provide for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Following the event, he and his friend Rodas went for a drive to test a Porsche Carrera GT, which resulted in a crashed, leading to the death of the two individuals.
— Meadow Walker (@MeadowWalker) September 12, 2015
The Crash and the Aftermath
Paul and Rodas’ car crashed in a known racing spot and a popular drifting area, into a lamp post and trees and the car burst into flames. Rodas died immediately from the crash while Paul died shortly from a combination of the crash and burns from the fire – when the bodies were found, they were no longer recognizable. After tests, no traces of drugs were found and there was nothing in the environment that could’ve caused the accident. It was reported that the car’s speed and its aged tires were the reason for the crash.
At the time, “Furious 7” was in production, and it was put on indefinite hiatus due to his death. Numerous tributes were made, and the film was later released with the consent of the family with Walker’s missing parts done through CGI and the help of his brother. Later in the year, Meadow’s grandfather filed a case against Rodas estate, as both men owned a sizable collection of luxury cars. He was seeking an equal share from the two estates, as the two rightly bought each car in the collection together. He had a collection of 30 cars, 21 of which were later sold in a car auction.
Last Will and Case with Porsche
In Walker’s will, he named his entire estate to be given to his father – Meadow’s grandfather – in the case of a sudden passing, though he was kind enough to share most of it with his granddaughter. The will also states that guardianship of the child would be given to her grandmother, indicating continued tensions between Walker and mother. In response, her mother went to court and tried to gain guardianship of the child once more, which she lost as she still had evident problems with alcohol. The timing was also questionable as she had not made any effort to gain custody of the child, not until his former partner’s death which meant there may have been an underlying motive, ie money.
Apart from the guardianship case, Meadow along with the help of family members, filed a case against Porsche, citing its history of instability with its vehicles and apparent problems with the model his father rode on. While Porsche had made efforts to nullify a similar case, they eventually settled out of court.
In recent years, Meadow has made a public name for herself, becoming known as the daughter of the late actor on Instagram. She aged well and showcased a lot of qualities that would qualify her as a model. She began doing modeling work, and has a few professional projects under her belt.
Her online profiles also show that she travels extensively, and has visited places such as Tokyo, the Philippines, and African countries.
With her wealth, she also continues her father’s work in philanthropy, helping create the Paul Walker Foundation which collaborates with other organizations in their efforts towards helping less-fortunate communities. In recent years, the foundation has partnered with Pencils of Promise to establish schools in Ghana which she has visited a few times, with photos of her helping children seen on the Foundation’s website.
At 21 she is still single, and hasn’t yet shown any intent to find a long term relationship. She keeps information about any romances away from the public.
Father – Paul Walker
Paul Walker began his career as a child, working in various acting projects during the 1970s and ‘80s. He remained mostly in small roles until the 1990s when he was cast in a regular role in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”. Eventually he turned his attention to film work, and some of his projects during this period include “Varsity Blues”, for which he earned acclaim for his performance, and the film “She’s All That”, before becoming a star in “The Fast and the Furious” which would help him achieve worldwide recognition.
Afterwards he enjoyed becoming a mainstay in thriller or action films with projects such as “Joy Ride” and “Running Scared”. He also established his versatility with drama films such as “Flags of Our Fathers” in 2006. Apart from acting, he showcased a strong passion for auto vehicles and marine biology. He was a strong philanthropist, havingestablished the charity Reach Out Worldwide, with which he was working just before his passing. The song “See You Again” is dedicated to his memory.