A family feud over a $400 million trust fund, a massive fortune that left one heiress with an inferiority complex, and a sprawling media empire: Meet the Disney family
- The Walt Disney Company is worth an estimated $130 billion.
- The Disney family's fortune isn't known, but they own less than 3% of the company, according to Walt Disney's grand-nephew, Roy P.
- Two of Walt Disney's grandchildren became embroiled in a feud over their trust funds.
- Most of the Disney family members have stayed out of the business and have collectively donated millions to charity.
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The Walt Disney Company has come a long way since it was founded by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney nearly a century ago. What began as a cartoon studio is now a media powerhouse, complete with amusement parks and properties.
But for all its success, the family behind "The Happiest Place On Earth" has largely stayed out of the limelight and the business. While it's not known just how much the family is worth, GOBankingRates estimated the company's net worth to be $130 billion. Roy O.'s grandson, Roy P. previously said the family owns less than 3% of the company, but assuming it is approximately that amount would put their fortune around $3.9 billion (not counting any investments in addition to Disney holdings).From a family trust fund feud to generous philanthropic endeavors, here's a look at the three generations of the Disney family.
The family has not responded to multiple attempts to reach them for comment.