Broke Heiress Can’t Access $12 Million Inheritance Because She Won’t Get a Job

A young Australian woman is allegedly being denied access to a $12 million inheritance because she refuses to fulfill her late father’s condition – getting a steady job.

Clare Brown is entitled to a $12 million fortune, but is famously being denied access to her inheritance because she has yet to fulfill the requirements laid down by her late father in his will. Apparently, she has to get a permanent job and “contribute something to society” in order to gain access to get access to the millions, but she refuses to do so, calling the conditions unrealistic because of her health condition. Meanwhile, she is living on welfare and is “constantly broke”.

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“I understand why these people want me to be a functioning member of society, however, you have to look at my diagnosis and realize that is not going to happen,” Clare told A Current Affair. “I am not going to learn how to drive because I have ADHD. I have the attention span of a gnat.”

Brown is currently living on welfare payments in Mount Druitt, one of Sydney’s western suburbs, with her wife Lauren and their daughter. That’s a far cry from her upbringing in the city’s east side, attending one of the best schools and not having a care in the world.

The woman’s successful stock-trader father, Chris, reportedly used to give her a $500 weekly allowance, but he constantly cut her off and she was forced to ask for welfare from the government. When Chris died earlier this year he left her the family fortune with just two conditions: get a job and contribute something to society, two things that Clare finds impossible.


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“I have called myself a broke millionaire because I am broke constantly and can’t do anything about it,” the 26-year-old woman said. “Give me what is rightfully mine. I am suffering. Can you please stop with the whole ”me getting a job’? It’s not happening.”

Clare claims that she has a serious attention deficit that prevents her from fulfilling her late father’s conditions. She and Lauren say that she needs a to-do list to function, because otherwise, she would forget what she has to do for the day. Her family, on the other hand, says that these are just excuses to avoid fulfilling Chris’ wishes.

“We’d like her to get a job and contribute to society. Instead of her agreeing to her dead dad’s wishes, she turned around and sued her trust,” Clare’s family told reporters. “We are at our wits end. We have done nothing but love Clare.”


Asked whether she wants to get a job, the 26-year-old answered “yes and no”, again citing her disability, but her statements make it pretty clear where she stands on the matter…

“I just want what is rightfully mine. And I want these people to get out of their heads that I am ever going to get a job,’ Clare said.

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