Hollywood is home to actors, models, singers, film directors, producers, authors, comedians, and much more. The American film industry has produced many celebrities and is still in the business of doing so. Most of these celebrities are very rich and so are their families. Many would be fooled into thinking that these celebrities only get their wealth from their careers, but that would be a mistake as most of them have the sun of fame and wealth shining down on them only after entering into a marital relationship. Hollywood has seen celebrities get richer after their marriages.
Some of these families have become a dynasty, leaving a trail of accomplishments and achievements in their wake. Interestingly, children born into these homes grow up to carry on the legacy of their parents or grandparents. Here are the 12 richest families in Hollywood and how they got their wealth.
Here are the richest families in Hollywood
The Pinault Family – $12 billion
Salma Hayek is a popular Hollywood actress who is best known for her roles in Frida and Outlaw. The goddess of the screen is of Mexican descent before she was a model. She entered Hollywood in 1991 and has starred in many box buster movies. Her successful roles and being the wife of a prominent French businessman have brought her a net worth of $7 billion.
Salma is married to Francois-Henri Pinault the French-born C.EO of Kering, a luxury goods conglomerate in Paris. Francois is also president of the Artémis Group, an art auction company founded in 1990. He began his entrepreneurial exploits at a young age, as he co-founded a soft computing company while in business school. He joined Kering formerly called PPR in 1987 and became its vice president in 2003 and finally its chief executive officer in 2005.
Francois has obviously been successful in his business pursuits and has made a name for himself and his family in France and elsewhere. Francois is the father of 4 children; He had 3 children from his previous relationships, while the last child is from his current marriage to Salma Hayek. This family is worth a luscious sum of $12 billion.
The Spielberg Family – $3.6 billion
Kate Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Neil in 1953. She became popular as an actress and began her career in the late 1900s with her role in the American Soap Opera. The edge of the night. She continued her acting career in the following years and came to the fore in the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where she played Willie Scott. The film was directed by award-winning director Steven Spielberg, who would later become her husband. Kate left the movie scenes around 2002 and concentrated more on humanitarian activities.
However, she is married to a billionaire and iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg. They have a total of 7 children, some from their previous relationships, including actress Jessica Capshaw. Spielberg had produced famous movies like Indiana Jones, Alien, and Jurassic Park. Producing and directing movies is the main source of his wealth, however, he and his family are the second richest family in Hollywood with a whopping $3.6 billion in net worth.
The Jackson family: $1.3 billion
I know what you are thinking and you are absolutely correct. It is the family of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson. The family’s wealth comes from the musical careers of its members. The parents of this family are Katherine and Joe Jackson. The late Joe Jackson was a music manager in his day and is also credited with founding the Jackson Brothers, a music group made up of his six children. The group was founded in 1964, but it didn’t last long as the brothers split up. However, even after the split, Jerome and Michael Jackson became forces to be reckoned with in the music world as solo musicians.
Michael went on to become one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known and before his death, he was worth $500 million with his children at $100 million each. Another extremely famous member of the family is the talented musician and actress Janet Jackson. She is currently worth $175 million. Collectively, the family is worth $1.3 billion, making them the third of the richest families in Hollywood.
The Carter Family: $1.1 billion
The Carter family is made up of the famous rapper JayZ, his wife, Beyonce, and their children. Jay Z has been in the music scene for a long time not only as a rapper but as a record producer. As of 2018, Jay Z was estimated to have a net worth of $900 million. He has several awards to his name up to the tune of 106. Among the awards for him, is the prestigious Grammy Award, which he has won 21 times in different categories.
He is married to the musical goddess, Beyonce. She has released many award-winning and award-winning songs in her time. She is also a Grammy award-winning star and has gone home with the award multiple times. She is the mother of three children and is as successful in supporting her home as she is in her career. She is currently worth $335 million. Together, her family is worth a staggering $1.1 billion.
The Beckham Family – $900 million
David and Victoria Beckham have been married since July 4, 1999. The couple, who met at a charity football match, are now the proud parents of three children. David Beckham became famous during his active days as a professional footballer. He retired in 2016 after a successful career in which he won 19 major trophies with his various clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, and AC Milan, among others. He is also a businessman and, for his professional football and business activities, is worth $450 million.
He is married to Victoria Carol Adams, who was the former singer of the girl group Spice Girls. Her popularity with the group brought her to fame however she would later leave the group in 2000. Victoria Beckham is also a fashion designer and businesswoman who had gained a lot from her activities, she is worth as much as her husband which puts Beckham’s net worth at $900 million.
The Jenner-Kardashian clan – $500 million
The Jenner-Kardashian clan is the family responsible for the popular reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show has earned the family a lot of fame and wealth since its first episode. His fame has been used by the family as leverage for success in other business ventures.
The parents of the family are Kris and her transgender spouse, Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner. Kris Jenner is worth a whopping $100 million and so is her spouse. Another important member of the family is the social media personality Kim Kardashian, who is currently the wife of iconic rapper Kanye West.
Kim is currently worth $350 million, which is mainly generated by the various reality shows she hosts. Other members of the family are also worth a fortune; part of which was obtained from investments in other activities. Collectively, the family is worth a little over $500 million and is on the list of the sixth richest families in Hollywood.