How’s this for a payday: The world’s most famous adopted daughter, 42-year-old Wellington resident Heather Hutchins, stands to make up to $14 million a year from her access to the trust fund that the family of troubled polo boss John Goodman set aside for his two natural children!
The dough — $9 million a year plus as much as $5 million in extra cash, call it a bonus! — should come from a Goodman trust fund with several hundred millions, according to pbpost.com.
Details about the fund surfaced as Goodman faces both criminal and civil trials in the 2010 DUI death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, the man whose car was flipped into a canal after being hit by Goodman’s Bentley. Authorties believe the Texas heir Goodman had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood at the time.
Attorneys for Wilson’s family argue that Goodman’s quiet adoption of his squeeze Hutchins last fall in Miami-Dade County was designed to help Goodman shield assets from them. Goodman’s lawyers claim the adoption would help Goodman, the owner of the popular International Polo Club Palm Beach, fight a company that allegedly mismanaged the fund.
Meanwhile, Gossip Extra has unveiled more details about Hutchins, who met Goodman, sources say, in a drug/alcohol rehab program months before the fateful crash.
Like Goodman, Hutchins has two natural children. Hers are from two previous husbands.
“She’s a very social person,” said Scott Colby, Hutchins’ ex-brother-in-law. He said he was shocked to find out about the adoption from news report in Michigan. “My brother put her on a pedestal even though she liked to party.”
“People like her are ridiculous doing things like that (the adoption). I guess our culture makes us do a lot of things we wouldn’t do otherwise.”
Previously from Atlanta, Hutchins actually tried to fit in with the Wellington horse crowd last year, I’m told by a insider. She decided to take up the sport of kings, with disastrous results.
Hutchins broke her wrist in a fall – and never attempted to play again.