Care Worker Who Inherited Fortune Would Trade Anything To Have Known His Dad
Not that long ago, Jordan Adlard-Rogers was struggling to make ends meet. He was working as a care worker in Cornwall and didn't have a relationship with his dad.
Now, the 31-year-old has just moved into a £50 million mansion with his family, installed a home gym, bought a Mercedes C63 and has enjoyed a trip to New York, according to the Mirror.
But Jordan would trade it all for the chance to get to know his late father, Charles Rogers, 62, having only confirmed that they were related when DNA tests came back.
Dad-of-one Jordan said: "People say I'm lucky but I would trade anything to be able to go back and for Charles to know I was his son. Maybe then he might have taken a different path.
"I don't need to work any more so want to set up a charity and help the Porthleven and Helston communities.
"I've been at the point of worrying about the next bill and have had a tough start in life but now I'm here, I want to help people. I'm not going to forget where I've come from."
An inquest heard how Charles had suffered with drug abuse and his death was listed as an overdose from a prescription substance.
Former labourer-turned-care-worker Jordan had an inkling that Charles was his father from a young age but any attempt at a DNA test was pushed back.
Then after Charles, 62, was found dead in his car on the estate in August last year, a test was finally carried out - and confirmed they were related.
This meant that dad-of-one Jordan was left as Charles' heir - he has now moved into the lavish 1536-acre National Trust Penrose Estate and said he is immersing himself in his new way of life and his newfound family's history.
The Mirror reported how Jordan was brought up just a mile away from his new setting. He lived in a £180,000 mid-terraced property on a run-down street full of ex-council houses.
Jordan's mother, Julie, refused to comment on her son's lifestyle but her stepfather did shed some light on to the situation.
John Binns, third husband of Julie's mother Barbara, told the Mirror that Julie became pregnant following a 'brief fling' with Charles, adding: "She came home one night, said she was pregnant and was going to keep the baby.
"The father was never involved with the baby, we all knew who he was. I don't think he paid any child support and wanted nothing to do with Jordan."
Charles was part of the Rogers family, who gifted the estate to the National Trust in 1974 in exchange for a 1,000-year lease to continue living there.
During Charles' inquest, the coroner was told that the life tenant of the estate received an income from a trust, and Charles was given a 'substantial' cash allowance ranging from £300 to £1,000 a week.
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