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Nine wealthy celebrity families surpass the wealth of the Royal Family

LIVING in a palace, being waited on hand and foot, and having access to a bulging bank account - there's no denying if you're a member of the Royal Family, there are many perks.

But while Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have an estimated net worth of £510m, new research shows they're far from the richest family in the world.


The royals have an impressive net worth - but there are plenty of other celebrity families who are even richerCredit: Getty Images - Getty

From Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault's eye-watering £5.7billion net worth, to former A-list sweethearts Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's £526million, there are plenty of celeb couples who outshine the royals.

And they know how to spend it - with the Kardashians famously splashing out millions on jewellery and luxury ranches.

Beyonce and Jay-Z, meanwhile, boast a £100m Bel Air, while J-Lo's wealthy husband forked out £3.9m on an emerald cut diamond engagement ring.

Here, we take a closer look at nine celeb families who are even more loaded than royalty, how they earned their fortune and what they splash their cash on...

The Hayek-Pinaults

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Net worth: £5.7 billion

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Salma Hayek married husband Francois Pinault in February 2009Credit: EPA


The pair married in a wedding ceremony costing around £2.6m Credit: AP:Associated Press

Actress Salma Hayek's net worth of £158 million is already impressive - but then add the wealth of her billionaire husband and father of her 12 year-old daughter and you've got one of the richest families in Hollywood, according to a recent rich list report.

François-Henri Pinault might not be a household name in the same way his glamorous 53-year-old wife is, but the 58-year-old is CEO of luxury brand Kering, which owns the likes of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.

Some reports estimate his net worth could actually be anything up to £19.5bn, and the couple own a £20m two-bed townhouse in Chelsea, London and two art galleries in Paris.

Pinault's family also own Christie's auction house and a 3,000 piece art collection.


Salma Hayek has had an extremely successful acting careerCredit: Getty Images

The couple married in 2009 on Valentine’s Day in a wedding that is still considered one of the most expensive ever.

A lavish masquerade-style rehearsal dinner was held at the 17th century Punta Della Dogana – which they don’t own, but spent £17million renovating ahead of the big day.

The glamorous two-day event is believed to have cost £2.6m, with Salma’s wedding dress being made by Balenciaga.

The Kardashian-Wests

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Net worth: £2.9 billion

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One of the world's biggest power couples, reality megastar Kim Kardashian, 39, and presidential candidate and rapper Kanye West, 43, are a force to be reckoned with.


The Kardashian-West family own properties all over the world

Mum-of-four Kim recently became a billionaire, and owns multiple businesses including her own beauty range and shapewear, while her hubby owns his own fashion label, Yeezy.

The couple's vast wealth means they can afford to splash the cash, with two £11m luxury ranches in Wyoming and a £47m Hollywood mansion in their property empire.


Kim boasts a very impressive jewellery collection despite being robbed of nearly £9m worth of blingCredit: Kourtney Kardashian


Kim Kardashian has one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time

The pair both have a love for the finer things too, regularly taking private jets around the world, boast a £5.5m car collection and possess a multi-million pound jewellery stash.

However, £9m worth of jewellery was stolen in 2016 when Kim was infamously held at gunpoint in a French hotel room and robbed.


The couple own a sprawling £11m ranch in WyomingCredit: JP King

The Trumps

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Net worth: £2.5 billion

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Before becoming president of the United States, 74-year-old Donald Trump made his fortune in real estate, and he therefore boasts a very impressive property portfolio.


President Donald Trump is worth over £2.5bnCredit: Getty Images - Getty

This includes 58-floor Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue, and Mar-a-Lago, his 58-bed private club in exclusive Palm Beach, Florida, and he owns 17 golf clubs across the world, which he likes to frequent.

In order to travel to and from his various properties, Trump owns a £78m Boeing 747, dubbed Trump Force One, and a £5.5m helicopter.


Trump enjoys holidaying at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida Credit: Getty Images - Getty


Trump made his fortune in real estate, and owns the iconic Trump Tower in New YorkCredit: AFP or licensors

When father-of-four Trump married third wife Melania, 50, in 2005, the pair reportedly spent £1m on their big day, and Melania's engagement ring is said to be worth around £2.3m.

The Carters

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Net worth: £1.6 billion

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are music royalty - so it's not surprising they're billionaires.


Beyonce can earn millions per gig and Jay-Z runs a successful business empireCredit: Rex Features

Jay-Z can credit his successful rap career, and also makes a fortune through his Roc Nation company, clothing line Rocawear, and owns his own streaming platform, Tidal.

Meanwhile, Queen B rose to fame as one third of Destiny's Child, but became even more successful as a solo singer, demanding millions per gig, earning a rumoured £2million for her 105 minute iconic Coachella set.

The superstar couple - who are parents to daughter Blue and twins Sir and Rumi - boast a seven bed £19m luxury mansion in the Hamptons and a £100m Bel Air mansion.


Jay-Z and Beyonce married in 2008 and are music royaltyCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Beyonce is also famous for her rider requests, which are reported to include keeping her dressing room at 78 degrees and heavily seasoned chicken legs.

The Hilton-Rothschilds

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Net worth: £840 million

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The younger sister of Paris, and heir to the Hilton hotel dynasty, socialite Nicky Hilton-Rothschild married into one of the richest families in the world when she wed husband James.


James Rothschild is a member of one of the richest families in the worldCredit: Getty - Contributor


The pair wed at Kensington PalaceCredit: GC Images - Getty

James Rothschild is a British banker, and his family have been said to have a staggering £550 trillion tied up in property and other assets, although experts believe this is wildly exaggerated and the real figure is closer to £320 billion.

After meeting in 2011 at Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt's wedding, the pair, who have two children, married in 2015, at Kensington Palace, with the bride wearing a £60,000 Valentino haute couture gown.

The Lopez-Rodriguezs

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Net worth: £680 million

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Jennifer Lopez has consistently earned a place on the Forbes rich lists, and is often called 'the hardest working woman in showbiz'.


J.Lo has built up her own business empire and it's paid offCredit: Getty Images - Getty


Jennifer's engagement ring is thought to cost an eye-watering £3.9mCredit: Getty Images - Getty

As well as her singing career, she's earned a net worth of £315m through her salary as a judge on American Idol, advertising deals with brands such as L'Oreal Paris, and she also has her own perfume range.

The singer is engaged to baseball New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez, who at one point was one of the world's highest-paid athletes.

And it's clear he dotes on the singer, splurging £3.9m on her emerald cut diamond engagement ring.


The pair started dating in 2017 and got engaged last yearCredit: The Mega Agency


J-Lo's beau bought her a sports car for her birthday Credit: Splash News

The 44-year-old sports star also gifted her a red Porsche 911 Carrera convertible for her 50th birthday - despite the fact she'd said she'd "never driven a car" previously.

The Trump-Kushners

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When Donald Trump became president, his oldest daughter Ivanka Trump, 38, followed him into politics, and currently holds the unpaid role of advisor.


Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka married into another successful real estate familyCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Before that she worked for the Trump Organisation, and had her own fashion range, opened a jewellery store, and also worked as a real estate project manager.

Her husband of 11 years Jared Kushner also hails from a real estate family, and took over the family business in 2008.


The couple call this 7,000 square foot property home in Washington , D.C.Credit: Alamy

The Jenner-Websters

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At the tender age of 22, last year Kylie was hailed the youngest self-made billionaire - a title that was recently taken back by Forbes after they claimed she'd "inflated the size and success of her business for years."


Kylie Jenner is the youngest, and richest, member of the Kardashian clanCredit: Getty Images - Getty

 Despite this, Kylie is far from having money worries - it's estimated Kylie earns around £4,000 per episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and gets paid up to £760,000 per sponsored Instagram post.

Her beauty brand Kylie Cosmetics has reportedly sold more than £490m worth of makeup since it was founded in 2016.

Kylie has a particular passion for cars, and has a fleet of around 14, thought to be worth £3.9m.


Kylie is known for her passion for carsCredit: Instagram


Kylie regularly posts about her jet set lifestyle on social mediaCredit: Refer to Caption

And while she's no longer with her daughter Stormi's dad, rapper Travis Scott - born Jacques Webster - is worth £32m.

The Jolie-Pitts

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Net worth: £526 million

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They're no longer together, but Hollywood icons Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's collective family worth is still impressive, with both leading actors able to command millions per film.


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie still share a lot of assets, despite their splitCredit: The Mega Agency

The former couple, who are currently going through divorce proceedings and share six children, will no doubt have a hard time dividing up their extensive collective assets.

When together, the pair bought a £45m, 35-bed French chateau, which was also where they wed in 2014, and had a £39m beach house in Santa Barbara, and a five-bed townhouse in New Orleans.

The pair lavished each other with expensive gifts when a couple - Angelia reportedly bought Brad a 15m heart-shaped island for his 50th birthday, and a £1.2m helicopter.


Brad and Angelia bought a sprawling French Chateau togetherCredit: AFP - Getty

Considering the extent of each famous family's fortune, while they aren't technically royalty, they're all lucky enough to afford the best of the best.

With staggering their net worth, amazing property portfolios and generous gifts, no doubt all their lifestyles are fit for a king.

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