Riley Keough and Priscilla Presley Are “At Peace” After Their Dispute Over the Elvis Estate
Love Daisy Jones and the Six? Spending your free time deep-diving Fleetwood Mac drama? Suddenly need to know literally everything about Riley Keough including how much she was paid for this show, not to mention her total net worth? Cool, same to literally ^ all ^ of ^ that.
But please keep in mind that while Riley's biggest role yet is definitely Daisy Jones, she's been working since...forever. Her breakout was The Runaways back in 2010, but she's had parts in Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Girlfriend Experience (which got her a Golden Globe nom), and The Terminal List. As a result, Riley Keough's total net worth is a reported $5 million, but that number could shoot straight up depending on what happens with her grandfather's (Elvis, casual) estate. More on that whole saga in a moment, but first:
What Did Riley Keough Make for Daisy Jones and the Six?
Riley's paycheck rudely hasn't been confirmed by Amazon Prime Video, but there's an unsubstantiated claim that she made $1.5 million for the series, which would break down to about $150,000 per episode.
Does Riley Own Graceland Now That Both Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley Have Passed?
Riley's mother Lisa Marie Presley tragically passed away in January 2023, and though her family went through some acrimony when it came to her will, looks like things are fortunately finally resolved. A refresher: The Hollywood Reporter initially reported that Lisa Marie claimed she "had very little or nothing left of her inheritance from her father" but did own Graceland as well as Elvis' personal effects. Lisa Marie also owned a significant stake in Elvis' intellectual property rights, which THR noted "may generate future revenue for her heirs in the form of post-mortem book deals and movies."
Riley and her sisters, 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley, inherited Graceland from their mother—but things got complicated in January 2023, when their grandmother Priscilla Presley reportedly filed a petition to challenge her late daughter's will. Specifically, she questioned a 2016 amendment that replaced her as a co-trustee with Riley Keough and her late brother Benjamin Keough.
However, as of earlier this month, things have been luckily resolved, as CNN reported that Priscilla finally reached a settlement agreement over the petition. “The parties would like to report that they’ve reached a settlement,” said Priscilla's attorney Ronson J. Shamoun to Judge Lynn Scaduto at a court hearing in Los Angeles on May 16, according to the reports.
And since then, these two have only deepened their connection, with a source revealing to Us Weekly earlier today that, "Riley and Priscilla are at peace in their relationship after the very stressful ordeal over Lisa Marie’s trust and estate...There was a lot of back and forth, but they reached a middle ground that makes them both happy."
Interestingly enough, back in February 2023, Joel Weinshanker, a Managing Partner at Elvis Presley Enterprises, released a statement saying in part that Lisa Marie was "quite certain and quite direct about who she wanted to have the legacy [left] to," adding, "That was always Riley and Ben. There was never a question in her mind that they would be the stewards, that they would look at it exactly the way she did. Obviously, when Ben passed, it really sat with Riley. Although Riley is a movie star, she's an award-winning director, she had always had an interest and had always known that, one day, she would be in charge of [things]."
Meanwhile, Priscilla shared a statement of her own at the time, saying in part, "There is an individual that bought their way into the family enterprise that is trying to speak on behalf of our family. This person is not a representative of Elvis or our family. Please allow us the time we need to work together and sort this out. Please ignore 'the noise.' As I have always been there for Elvis' legacy, our family and the fans, I will continue to forge a pathway forward with respect, honesty, dignity, integrity and love."
Riley Also Has Assets Tied Up in Real Estate
In addition to what's in Riley's bank account (and her grandfather's estate), Celebrity Net Worth reports that she and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen own a $1.3 million "cottage" in Los Angeles. Here's a cozy corner of what might be (unconfirmed, lol) their living room featuring a cute dog!
On that note, you've officially graduated with a PhD in Riley's finances, but we'll keep updating this article should the situation with Priscilla take a turn.
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