Ruth Bader Ginsburg left money to housekeeper in will

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010. Photo credit: Reuters

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the majority of her estate to her two children but also made a bequest to her longtime housekeeper according to TMZ.

The article states that Elizabeth Salas will receive US$40,000 (NZ$55,360) in cash.

Salas reportedly worked as Ginsburg's housekeeper for over 20 years, and she sat next to current US President Joe Biden when Ginsburg lay in state at the US Capitol last year.

The TMZ report said that Salas "was incredibly close to RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)".

Other than Salas, TMZ reported Ginsburg is "leaving the majority of her personal effects to her two kids, Jane and James Ginsburg, who she also made executors of her will".

They place her overall estate at a value of US$6 million (NZ$8 million).

Ginsburg was 87 when she died last September due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.

When she was appointed to the US Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, she became the court's second ever female justice and a liberal icon.