In Hollywood, sometimes success runs in the family. There are power couples wherein each half is as successful as the other, but it can also extend beyond two members of the family. Children and grand children jump into the spotlight to try their luck at fame and fortune. Those who make it help establish their families as one of the most successful in Hollywood.
Here are celebrity families who are forces not to be reckoned with.
The Smiths have a combined net worth of roughly $250 million thanks to the success of each family member. Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are formidable figures in film and television. As of June 2013, the former’s earnings were reported to be at $23 million. Jaden has starred in some big movies, while Willow is pursuing a music career with a hit single of her own called “Whip My Hair.” Trey is also an accomplished athlete and dabbles in the family’s promotional events.
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This family is one of the few in Hollywood to win Oscars in three generations. Carmine Coppola won for his work scoring his son Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning film The Godfather: Part II. The latter’s net worth alone is $100 million. The next generation of the family nabbed an Oscar too with Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. Famous actors Nicholas Cage and Jason Schwartzman are the nephews of Francis Ford. Interestingly, the new generation of the family seems to be keen on extending the legacy with Gia Coppola’s film feature debut directing Palo Alto.
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Aside from their highly popular television show, The Kardashian’s are dead set on expanding their empire. The Huffington Post reports that their collective net worth is at least $80 million as of last year. That must have spiked after Kim married celebrity Kanye West. Their fame and fortune is no surprise considering each member of the family have their own business ventures and endorsement deals that rake in a lot of dough.
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If Brangelina’s power couple status isn’t enough to convince you of their success, their mutually combined assets are estimated to be around $270 million as of 2012. They continue to be in-demand not only on-screen, but off-screen as well. Angelina Jolie’s father Jon Voight is also a successful and highly established actor Hollywood. Additionally, Brad Pitt’s brother Doug is also a successful owner of several businesses in the Information Technology sector.
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Successful actresses and sisters Kate and Rooney Mara are worth $12 million combined, but their entire prolific family has a total net worth of $1.3 billion. They are the great granddaughters of the founders of sports teams New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. Interestingly, their family still owns the the New York Giants.
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While their hit reality show might have ended a decade ago, their success is far from over. Former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy earned over $100 million in record sales as of 2014. His wife continues to have several television appearances as she builds a dominating presence of her own. Kelly is getting her success co-co-hosting E! network’s popular show Fashion Police. Jack has appeared in a number of television shows and films as well. Aimee, the eldest daughter, is also worth $5 million on her own.
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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is worth a huge sum of $800 million alone from his success in the music industry. However, that doesn’t intimidate his daughter Stella McCartney. She is well on her way into becoming a successful behemoth like her father. She is already worth $75 million thanks to her established position in the fashion industry. She is currently the fashion director for Chloe and the founder of her own clothing line.
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Forbes reported the couple’s combined earnings to be a total of $95 million between June 2012 to June 2013. Some estimates have calculated that their combined net worth is at $900 million. Jay-Z’s portion is said to be $500 million, while Beyonce’s is at $350 million. This is no surprise considering that they are dominant force in Hollywood as the music industry’s power couple.
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The Jackson siblings have been around since the 1960’s as the highly popular music group The Jackson Five. Michael Jackson proved to be the most successful of them all with a net worth of over $1 billion. The family’s fortune continues to grow even after his death with sustained record sales. However, each family’s separate careers contribute to their collective net worth as well. Janet’s success in music and film throughout several decades is a huge contribution as well.
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Each member of the Paltrow family have tasted success in Hollywood. Gwyneth was reported to be worth $140 million. Her parents are established figures in the industry. Her late father Bruce was an American film director and producer, while her mother Blythe starred in several films and television shows. Their son Jake and and niece Katherine Moening have cemented their name in the industry as well.
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