Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the late civil rights icon,  left a fortune of around $4 million following his death last year.

The former South African president passed away on 5 December aged 95 and now it has emerged he left behind an estate worth millions of dollars, with half going to his widow, Graca Machel.

The rest will be shared out between Mandela's four surviving children, his grandchildren and Machel's kids from a previous relationship, while sums of money will also be given to staff members, local schools and universities, as well as political organisations, according to Britain's The Times.