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The Disney family's net worth: Meet the family behind the media empire

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    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 about 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 did
  not respond to attempts to reach them for comment.)

What we know about the Disney family and its fortune

The Walt Disney Co. 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 about 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, click ahead for a look at the three generations of the Disney family. (The family did not respond to attempts to reach them for comment.)

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