--- There are lots of hints his family is quite independently wealthy:
BBC wrote:But having a lama in the family was disruptive for her other five children as they all travelled the world, trying to stay reasonably close to Osel when he was very small.
To follow around a lama, especially with such a big family must cost a lot.
-- The mother has a villa in Ibiza likely one of the more expensive real estate localities in Spain. Maybe they even have more houses.
I wonder what impact the family's likely wealth had on the decision to recognize him as a tulku?
--- This also does not bode well:
BBC wrote:But Lama Yeshe had heart problems, and he died in 1984 in a Los Angeles hospital, aged 49.
According to modern medical research and longevity studies, if you have lowered stress levels from an activity like prolonged meditation practice, you should have a longer lifespan. On the other hand the Tibetans traditionally have a diet very heavy in meats and other animal products, which is the most sub-optimal diet you could eat. Still it does not bode well that he would die so soon but allegedly have the power to reincarnate.