Four years after receiving half of her family’s $1.1 billion empire, reclusive In-N-Out heiress Lynsi Snyder is opening about her very personal struggles in a video for I Am Second.
Later this year, Snyder will become one of the youngest billionaires in the world when she inherits the second half of her family’s In-N-Out fortune.
The 34-year-old had just turned 30 when she inherited the first half of the fortune, and the world hasn’t heard much from her since.
Synder’s entire family had always been known for being incredibly private, despite their unbelievable wealth.
In a new video for I Am Second, Snyder is opening up about how her father’s drug addiction, and eventual death, led her to follow in his footsteps for some time.
Snyder’s father, Guy Snyder, took over the company in 1993, when Lynsi was just 5 years old. Sadly, he died just six years later after overdosing on prescription drugs.
“My world shattered. After my dad died there was no way I was going to be alone,” Snyder said in the video. “He was gone so I had even greater reason to fill the void. “
The very private heiress married at 18, just a few months after she graduated high school.
Over the next decade, Snyder would go on to marry four times and divorce three. Like her father, she also battled drug addiction.
“I started smoking pot, drinking, which were things I really wanted to stay away from after watching my dad,” she said. “I realized I'm gonna follow the footsteps of my father in that I'm gonna meet an early death if don't get right with God and follow him.”
Although she overcame drug addiction, Snyder says it was far more difficult to let go of the unhealthy relationships in her life.
“Letting go of the guy was something different because I didn't wanna be alone,” she said.
After divorcing her third husband—and realizing that he only married her for her money—Snyder decided it was finally time to focus on herself.
Once she found Christianity, Snyder was able to battle her demons and love herself again.
In 2014, she married her fourth husband, Val Torres. And, in May 2017—on her 35th birthday—Snyder will gain full ownership of In-N-Out, making her one of the youngest billionaires ever.
Video Credit: I Am Second via YouTube.com