A celebrity on his/her own already makes a lot of money but when they marry which most times is to another Hollywood celebrity or even better a business tycoon, their combined earnings automatically increases, for some who decide to have kids, their children contribute to the wealth of the family by involving themselves in the Hollywood business. Others are just so rich that their children may decide not to work for the rest of their lives. So which Hollywood “power family” is the richest? From the Osbournes to the Kardashian klan these are the 15 richest families in Hollywood. We do hope the couples that make up these families don’t have divorce on their minds…
15. John Travolta & Kelly Preston
Combined earnings: $190 million
The controversial Scientologist actor has made a lot of money from his numerous movie gigs, enough to bring him assets worth of $170 million. The couple met while filming 1986 movie ‘The Experts’ and 4 years later they tied the knot and have since remained married. Kate, a former model is known for her role in movies like Mischief and Jerry Maguire, she supports their marriage with a $20 million earnings. The couple, together with their 3 children live in a $5 million estate in Jumbolair Aviation Estate Ocala, Florida which comes with its own aircraft runway.
14. Vanderbilt Family
Combined Wealth: $300 million
The affluence of this family goes way back to the Gilded age- the late 19th century. The Vanderbilts were once the richest family in America. Years have passed and they’ve seen their wealth suffer a fall. Notwithstanding, the family still have contemporary descendants who are holding up the family name. One of such is Gloria Vanderbilt. With the $5 million trust fund her late father left her, she built her life and found a career as an actress, fashion designer and artist. Today she is worth $200 million. Her son Anderson Cooper is a CNN journalist and anchor is worth about $100 million.
13. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett
Combined Cash flow: $300 million
The Independence day actor is one of the most successful black actors of our time. His talent have seen him make every list of world’s highest-paid actors giving him a $250 million worth. Actress wife Jada Pinkett has appeared in a number of movies including The Matrix and its sequels of which she is most known for. Her wealth is a fair $20 million. Their kids Jaden and Willow are part of the show business and are already rich young stars, together they are worth $11 million. They practically don’t have to beg their parents for money. The family lives in a $20 million mansion in Calabasas, which is one of the most expensive celebrity homes.
12. Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Combined wealth: $420 million
These pair are one of the most stable couples Hollywood has ever seen, having stayed married for 26 years and counting. Tom Hanks has graced our big screens for as far back as we can remember, and most of them have been blockbusters. With a global box office grossing of $8.4 billion, Forrest Gump actor is the third highest grossing actor of all time. All that success have netted him wealth worth over $400 million. His actress wife Rita Wilson isn’t doing bad either, the Runaway Bride actress is worth $20 million. The pair has 4 children including two from Hanks’ first marriage.
11. Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
Combined Earnings: $405 million
Michael Douglas followed in the footsteps of his father, the legendary Kirk Douglas who is now 100 years old and worth $60 million. As appropriate Michael has made more success than his father as an actor and producer. The Basic Instinct actor married British actress Zeta-Jones in 2000 after they met at a film festival in France. The Mask of Zoro actress is worth $45 million.
10. James Brolin & Barbra Streisand
Combined Wealth: $420 million
The legendary Barbra Streisand first gained fame and wealth as a singer before she began acting. She is one of the most decorated female singers of all time with 10 Grammys to her name. With 245 million records sold worldwide, she is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She’s also achieved an impressive success in the movie industry with 5 Emmys among other awards. Her over 10 decades career have seen her bank big with assets worth of $370 million. Husband James Brolin is an actor, producer and director, his earning is $50 million. The couple married in 1998.
9. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Combined wealth: $440 million
Their relationship might have sparked off controversies at first, but today Brangelina are one of Hollywood’s most admired and richest couples. Each one is almost as rich as the other with frequent appearances on the world’s highest paid actors and actresses list. Brad is worth $240 million while Jolie’s is in the tune of $200 million. Together they have six children- 2 biological and 4 adopted.
8. The Osbournes
Income: $470 million
Before Keeping Up With The Kardashians was MTV reality TV show, The Osbournes which just like the former centered around the domestic life of the British family. The show brought the family more fame and wealth much more to the advantage of the children who soon kicked off their careers in the show business. However, the patriarch of this clan Ozzy Osbourne who is perhaps one of the most controversial celebrities, known for biting heads off live birds had already gained fame and wealth as a rock star. Ozzy and wife Sharon are worth a combined $440 million. Their three children Kelly, Jack and Aimee are worth a combined $30 million.
7. Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
Combined Earnings: $480 million
Tom Brady is a lucky man, not only is the New England Patriots quarterback worth $120 million, he is married to Gisele Bundchen who isn’t only considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but also the highest paid model in the world for the past 9 years. Even after retiring from the runway, the Brazilian still took home a paycheck of $44 million last year, thanks to her lucrative deals with Carolina Herrera, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Her assets? $360 million, more than twice of what her hubby makes but it doesn’t matter as long as they stick together. This power couple together with their two children live in a $40 million mansion in Brokline, Massachusetts. For that price tag, it is one of the most expensive celebrity homes.
6. The Jenner Kardashian Klan
Combined Net worth: $502 million
This family is arguably the largest celebrity family in Hollywood with all of them bar the infants involved in the show business. Their KUWTK reality show have brought them a lot of fame which they have used as an advantage to boost other businesses. The matriarch of this famous klan and momager Kris Jenner has $100 million under her belt, her second ex-husband and father to her last two daughters Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn is worth the same amount as his ex-wife. His model daughters Kendall and Kylie are both worth $10 million each. Of the bigger sisters, Kim, banks more with $85 million to her name, her rapper husband Kanye is worth $145 million. Khloe and Kourtney are both worth $25 million. Sadly these two have parted ways with their partners. Khloe with Lamar who is worth $30 million and Kourtney with Scott Dissick who enjoys $16 million. The only Kardashian brother Rob is worth $2 million. Altogether, the Kardashian Jenner klan is worth over $500 million, that figure is set to rise when the younger ones join the family business and eventually marry fellow superstars.
5. David & Victoria Beckham
Combined wealth: $730 million
Football legend, David and fashion designer Victoria have been a pair since 1999. The couple is not only one of Hollywood’s most adorable couple but also one of the richest. David amassed great wealth as a footballer playing for some of the most valuable teams while wifey Victoria aka Posh Spice gained fame singing with the Spice girls group. Despite David’s retirement from football, the couple still rakes in millions year after year thanks to their ‘Beckham’ brand which is considered more valuable than the UK’s royal family. David and Victoria have 3 sons and a daughter.
4. Jay Z & Beyoncé
Combined financial strength: $1.1 billion
The first billionaires on our list is the music duo who have been together for as long as we can remember. Not only is Jay Z a successful rapper with multiple albums that have gone platinum, he is even more successful as an entrepreneur. His streaming music company, Tidal, Armand De Brignac champagne and Roc Nation record label gives Carter assets of $650 million. Mrs. Carter on the other side banks from her music and also her 3% stake in hubby’s Tidal company which brings her wealth to about $450 million. Together, Bonnie & Clyde are worth $1.1 billion.
3. The Jackson Family
Combined Earnings: $1.3 billion
The progenitors of The Royal family of Pop music are Joe and Katherine Jackson. Their kids began to show incredible talent in music which leads to the formation of the Jackson 5 music group. Despite several controversies and disintegration of the group, the siblings split and began to make success in their individual music. The most successful and recognized were Jane, La Toya and the one and only king of pop Michael Jackson. Till date, even at death, Michael is still the most successful. Now 7 years since he passed, his infamous estate is worth $600 million, his three kids are worth $100 million each. Eldest sister Janet is worth $150 million, her husband Wissam Al Mana is worth $1 billion. La Toya can boast of $4 million while the other brothers are found somewhere between 200k and $1 million. The progenitors are not left out, the matriarch Katherine is living well at old age with $50 million but her husband Joe is struggling a bit with a meager $500k to his name.
2. Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
Combined Net worth: $3.62 billion
Billionaire Steven Spielberg has made a fortune for himself as a director, producer and screenwriter. He is described as one of the founding pioneers of the new Hollywood era. The movies he has directed have grossed about $9 billion worldwide making him the highest-grossing director of all time. Some of his works include Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones. While producing the later he met actress Kate Capshaw who featured in the movie. Kate is worth $20 million. The pair has been married since 1991 and shares 6 children.
1. Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault
Combined Wealth: $12 billion
The Mexican-American actress has enjoyed a huge success in Hollywood. Some of her notable movies include Desperado and Frida. Salma is on her own worth $85 million, but she became wealthier when she married French billionaire Francios Henri Pinault in 2009. Francios is the CEO of Kering, a luxury goods holding company founded by his father. The company owns luxury brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Puma among others. According to Forbes, Francois Pinault and his family are worth approximately $12 billion.