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Celebrity Estates: Steve Jobs and Planning for Digital Assets

What happens to all of your photos, email and social media accounts when you die?



Whether they know it or not, your clients have digital assets: your email, your photos, all your social media accounts. What happens to those accounts when you die?

In this episode, David Lenok, senior editor at, speaks with Karin Prangley, senior vice president, private wealth management at Brown Brothers Harriman. The two dive deep into the topic of digital assets and estate planning loosely using the estate of technology legend Steve Jobs.  

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Steve Jobs

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is a digital asset, and how are they controlled
  • When and where to use a digital executor 
  • Why it is not as simple as having a username and password for the deceased
  • How your estate handles cryptocurrency
  • And more!

Tune in now and figure out the “need-to-knows” about digital assets and your estate plan.

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