Looking at the accumulated wealth of the fictional Roy family of HBO’s show Succession, the final episode of which releases Sunday evening.
- The family’s ownership in the company Waystar / Royco is worth around $25 billion.
- The real-estate holdings add to up to more than $370 million.
- Private jets, helicopters, and a yacht are valued at about $320 million.
why it’s news
With the final episode of Succession scheduled to be released on Sunday—ending four seasons of corporate intrigue, family in-fighting, and mammoth displays of wealth—we take a look at the finances of the Waystar / Royco media empire owned by the fictitious Roy family.
Forbes calculated the family wealth from details sprinkled throughout the 40-some episodes of the HBO drama.
The family has a $24-billion ownership of Waystar—a 36% stake in the publicly traded, $67 billion media and entertainment conglomerate.
Patriarch Logan Roy holds around $350 million in real estate—including the Fifth Avenue townhouse that son Connor buys for $63 million upon his father’s death.
There is the $10-million castle in England that served as the setting for daughter Shiv’s wedding to Tom.
The $200-million, 12-bedroom “Summer Palace” beach house in Southampton on Long Island.
Add to this total the rarely visited $40-million beachfront home in Malibu as well.
There is the 130-foot, $279-million yacht Solandge.
The family owns more than $75 million in helicopters and private jets as well, including a Dassault Falcon 7X and an Embraer Lineage 1000E.
And if Lukas Mattson gets his way and buys the company for $197 per share—a 50% premium over the $130 share price—the family’s wealth will increase substantially.