Blue-collar worker becomes instant multimillionaire after DNA test

Jordan Adlard-Rogers celebrating the news of his newfound fortune with a cigar, wine and beer back in January. Jordan Adlard Rogers / Facebook

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A blue-collar worker from Britain instantly became a multimillionaire after he took a DNA test that revealed he is the son of a dead aristocrat.

Jordan Adlard-Rogers, 31, moved into his late father’s 620-hectare Penrose Estate in Cornwall with his partner and their newborn son after the DNA test proved he was aristocrat Charles Rogers’ son.

Bird’s-eye view of Adlard-Rogers’ inherited mansion. Google Maps

The Penrose Estate is valued at $85 million. The pauper-turned-prince Adlard-Rogers grew up in a lower-class home only one-and-a-half kilometres away from his father’s mansion. His dad wasn’t involved in raising him.

The mother’s side of the family were certain the aristocrat was the father because he was her first lover and she gave birth to Adlard-Rogers at age 20.

“She just came home one night, said she was pregnant and was going to keep the baby,” the stepfather of Adlard-Rogers’ mother told the Daily Mail. “That was that. Nothing more was really said and the father was never, ever involved, although we all knew who he was.”

Jordan Adlard-Rogers’ parks his new Mercedes outside his new home. Jordan Adlard Rogers

Adlard-Rogers’s aristocratic father died a recluse in his manor.

“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,” Adlard-Rogers told the Daily Mail. He said he is planning to set up a charity now that he doesn’t need to work.

A DNA sample taken from his father’s body proved the paternity when it was compared to Adlard-Rogers’ DNA.

Adlard-Rogers was a care worker before discovering the $85-million windfall. He also has a younger stepsister named Queen.

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