Where Is Melissa Scripps Now? Net Worth Explored

Where Is Melissa Scripps Now? Net Worth Explored

Melissa Scripps net worth might be above millions as an heir to the founder of The Detroit News. She has been low-key for almost a decade; where is she now?

Melissa Scripps is an un-biological daughter of James E. Scripps. She is the one who inherited America’s one of the wealthiest Scripps family’s property. 

Melissa Scripps Wikipedia

Melissa Scripps has not made her name on Wikipedia. 

However, she has been mentioned on many news sites. Similarly, Melissa’s exact age is out of sight for now.

Melissa is an heir to the fortune of James E. Scripps. James was the founder of The Detroit News. The Scripps family was reported to be wealthy but dysfunctional, as per Daily News.

Melissa’s son Michael Scripps served nine years in prison for stealing $3.6 million from his mother and disabled uncle David.

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia reported that Michael spent the money on cars, jewelry, and women, including strippers and porn stars. 

Furthermore, Michael was acclaimed to be married and was 36 years old in 2013.

Mellisa had a tough time growing her son up as he was also ling addicted to drugs.

What Is Melissa Scripps Net Worth?

Melissa Scripps had a net worth of $11 million as of 2019, reports Nydailynews. 

She had testified that she inherited $11 million from James E. Scripps, but on the other hand, defense lawyer Michael Dezsi argues that her fortune was closer to $100 million. 

Moreover, she was giving her adult son about $3,900 per month, along with a $250,000 trust fund and college tuition.

Besides, The Scripps family had a net worth of $7.5 billion, as reported by biz journals, in 2014.

According to one of CNBC Prime’s videos, she even purchased two of Princess Diana’s dresses.

Where Is She Now? Update 2021

Melissa Scripps’ whereabouts as of 2021 are not yet known.

After her son Michael’s heinous act, the family began to run out of money. Her son landed in prison and left a name once associated with entrepreneurship and philanthropy forever tarnished by scandal.

Her years of lavish spending, including four husbands, a Napoleonic tiara, luxury cruises around the world, the purchase of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation chair, and Queen Victoria’s nightgown, everything came to an end.