|Full Name||Matilda Ledger|
|Date of Birth||Oct. 28, 2005|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, U.S.A.|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
Matilda Ledger is the daughter of Heath Ledger, a famous Hollywood star who’s best known for his role as Joker in the Batman films. Indeed, she’s one lucky girl to be a daughter to a Hollywood superstar like his dad.
However, luck hasn’t always been at her side as she lost her father at such an early age. But then again, that doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. Thanks to her mother, Michelle Williams, she received lots of TLC despite not having any father by her side.
If you’re interested in her life story, then read on to know more about this wonderful girl.
Early Life of Matilda Ledger
Matilda’s full name is Matilda Rose Ledger. She was born on Oct. 28, 2005, in New York, New York, U.S.A. She is currently 14-years-old. As to why she was named Matilda, reports say that her parents patterned her name with “The Militant Rose” and her birth sign, Scorpio, hence Matilda.
Her father is Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, who are both famous Hollywood celebrities. Matilda is an American citizen and her ethnicity is white. Her grandfather’s name is Kim Ledger, while her grandmother’s is Salley Ball.
Take note that these are her grandparents from her father’s side. She also has an aunt named Kate Ledger.
Matilda’s rise to stardom was totally expected as her family comes from a showbiz and entertainment background. However, she’s not very interested in show business as she prefers to become more of a freelance photographer.
Nonetheless, this can’t stop the media from following her wherever she goes, much like a real celebrity.
Matilda’s Parents, Heath Ledger, and Michelle Williams
Matilda’s parents are Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. The couple was rumored to be dating since 2004 after there were reports that they were going out while taping the film, “Brokeback Mountain” by Ang Lee.
Things went fast for them as they welcomed their first baby girl whom they named Matilda on Oct. 28, 2005. Though the exact length of their relationship wasn’t known, many believe that it took them three years of dating before they finally had a daughter.
Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2007. It was a game changer for the couple, especially with Heath as many believe their separation resulted in his death four months after they separated.
Meanwhile, her mother Michelle was a renowned Hollywood actress who’s best known for her movies, “Blue Valentine,” “Manchester by the Sea”, and “I’m Not There.”
The couple’s relationship tragically ended in 2007 and caused Heath’s alleged depression. Four months after, Heath died due to cardiac arrest, which according to autopsies, was caused by an overdose of his prescription drugs.
What’s worse is that his death left their child, Matilda, just two years old and without a father. Years passed and life continued for the family. And by 2018, reports confirmed that Michelle Williams married Phil Elverum in private. Phil is a famous musician.
According to reports, the couple married behind the camera in Adirondacks together with a few close family and friends. The couple had a daughter, but more details about her are unknown. This leaves Matilda with a new sibling, in this case, a sweet stepsister.
Matilda Ledger’s Career
Matilda is still a teenager, and as of now, she’s still too young to have a career of her own. Specifically speaking, she’s still under the loving supervision of her mother, Michelle. Also, it’s not yet known if her mother wants her to pursue a career in show business.
Many believe that Michelle will let Matilda decide on the profession that she wants to have when she grows older. As of now, Matilda is experiencing a normal childhood, which is just what Michelle wants for her daughter.
Matilda’s Relationship with Mom Michelle Williams
Matilda is very close to her mother, Michelle. The mother-daughter duo is currently having a low key life, far from the eyes of the media and the glamour of Hollywood.
In an interview, Michelle said that she would give everything to her daughter, even pass down her valuable jewelries and paper flow connections.
Also, she is supervising Matilda full time. In one tweet, Matilda said that she wants her kids to get the best education possible. She’s also planning to take her two daughters on a grand vacation someday soon.
How much is the Net Worth of Matilda Ledger?
Matilda is still dependent on her parents, in her case, of her mother as she still doesn’t have any work and is still in high school. However, she is very lucky to inherit a staggering $16.3 million net worth of her dad, Heath Ledger.
To make the long story short, Heath Ledger first signed a will in 2003 where all of his assets and properties will be given to his three sisters and parents.
However, her granddad Kim Ledger refused and instead gave all his money to his granddaughter, Matilda. Heath accumulated all of his wealth from his successful acting career. Specifically speaking, he’s had 19 movies.
He has also won numerous awards including the Academy Award best actor and Golden Award best actor, thanks to his role of Joker in “The Dark Knight” film.
Furthermore, Matilda also enjoys the fortunes of her mom, Michelle, who is also a successful Hollywood actress. Michelle has a net worth of $16 million. Combine that with Heath’s and you’ve got one lucky child.
Michelle appeared in numerous successful films such as “Blue Valentine,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and “My Week with Marilyn.” Michelle also amassed a lot of money from “Dawson’s Creek” where she appeared in 188 episodes.
Getting back to her inheritance case, according to reports, all of Heath Ledger’s fortune will go directly to his daughter.
Ledger’s last will was made in closed doors and in utter solitude at Perth’s Australian Supreme Court. It was stated in his will that all of his fortunes will go to his parents and three sisters. However, the will was signed in 2003, which is two years before his firstborn, Matilda was born.
Many reports stated that Michelle Williams, Heath’s fiancee during that time, made a claim that her daughter will receive a part of Heath’s fortune. However, Heath’s dad, Kim, said that his family would instead give everything to Heath’s daughter Matilda.
This led to the revision of the will. Initially, the will was to give half of Heath’s estate to his sisters, Olivia Ledger, Kate Ledger, and Ashleigh Bell. The remaining would then be given to his parents, Kim Ledger, and Sally Bell after all debts are paid.
However, the will was revised and Kim Ledger decided instead to gift everything to Matilda.
Mark Dyson, an accountant in Adelaide and the executor of Heath’s estate, said that further details on what Matilda will inherit cannot be given out. However, many estimate it to be in millions of dollars.
Any romantic affairs for Matilda?
Matilda is still 14 years old and she still doesn’t have any relationship, perhaps one that is publicly known. This isn’t surprising, though, as she leads a private life and prefers to back down from media’s limelight.
Height and Weight of Matilda Ledger
Matilda is still growing, hence, her body statistics are still prone to change. However, she is currently standing at a height of 5’1 which is average for her age. Many expect her to grow taller in the next years to come due to her active lifestyle and healthy diet.
It’s safe to say that she’ll grow to around 5’4 to 5’5, basing on the height of her parents. Matilda also has a weight of 43 kilos. Her hair color is light brown while her eyes have a dark brown shade.
Surprisingly, Matilda isn’t very active in social media, which is a bit awkward for her age group.