The Kennedy Family is the most influential family in the history of America. Since the arrival of Patrick Kennedy from Ireland to the US in 1849, the family has had its members flourish in the many fields including politics, business, and bureaucracy. Let us have a quick look about some of the most prominent members and the net worth of the Kennedy Family in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The Kennedys were Irish descendants settled in America. Patrick Kennedy was the first one from the family to reach America along with his wife Bridget Murphy. They settled in East Boston in the year 1849. The couple has five children and Patrick was working as a barrel maker. Their youngest son Patrick Joseph “P.J.” Kennedy was the first person from the family to achieve success in business.
P.J. Kennedy had four children with his wife Mary Augusta Hickey. Their eldest son Joe Kennedy was successful in trading and politics. Joe had nine children with his wife Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald including John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. There is a term Kennedy Curse associated with the family which was coined by one of its members Ted after witnessing a series of tragedies that happened for his family members including himself. Most of the members of the Kennedy family attended the Harvard University.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Some of the most prominent and powerful members of the Kennedy family and their achievements are listed here, John F. Kennedy’s brothers Ted and Robert were prominent senators. His wife Jacqueline was a newspaper photographer. Maria Shriver, ex-wife of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was the daughter of John F. Kennedy’s Sister Eunice. She was an anchor and journalist and was also the first lady of California from 2003-2011.
Robert Kennedy Jr. was an environmental law professor for about 30 years. His sister Kerry Kennedy founded a human rights organization and fought for human rights in Kenya.
Christopher Kennedy is a successful businessman, politician and the chairperson of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprise, Inc. Rory Kennedy is a documentary filmmaker who has won many awards for her documentaries on nuclear radiation, AIDS, and poverty.
John P. Kennedy, the grandson of Bobby Kennedy is a US representative from Massachusetts and is one of the richest people in Congress. Connor Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy Jr. is a popular songwriter and musician well known for dating Taylor Swift.
Net Worth & Earnings
Throughout the years the members of Kennedy family has enjoyed good fortune and wealth. The net worth and earnings of some of the prominent members of the family are listed below.
The net worth of Joseph P. Kennedy was said to be around $200-$400 million. Ted Kennedy is said to have earned a salary of $165,000 per annum while the time he served US Senate. The worth of assets owned by Ted during his death was about $45 to $150 million.
John F. Kennedy’s net worth was estimated to be $100 million at the time of his death. Robert Kennedy’s wife Ethel Kennedy’s net worth is considered to be $50 million.
The estimated net worth of the Kennedy Family considering the fortune of its top 30 members is $1.2 billion.
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