Logan Roy Net Worth: How Rich Was The ‘Succession’ Character?
— Updated on 26 June 2023

Logan Roy Net Worth: How Rich Was The ‘Succession’ Character?

— Updated on 26 June 2023
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In the aftermath of that jaw-dropping, feature-length series finale we all just witnessed, you may have a few lingering questions about the deliciously Shakespearean and wonderfully satirical HBO drama: Succession. Like what was the actual net worth of family patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox)? And how much money did he have to spend?

The self-made founder of the Waystar Royco empire, who’s partially based on the real-life media baron Rupert Murdoch, had obviously done extremely well for himself.

It was to the point where the family business quite literally crowned US president Jeryd Mencken (Justin Kirk) – the world’s second most powerful position after L to the OG himself, of course. Hence why adult children Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), and Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (Sarah Snook) have been so desperate to be named daddy’s favourite.

Here’s everything we know about Logan’s wealth.

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Logan Roy Overview

Logan Roy Net Worth: How Rich Is The Succession Character?

Name: Logan Roy
Title: Founder & CEO of Waystar Royco
Date of Birth: 1938 (Dundee, Scotland)
Death: 2020 (Season 4 Episode 4 – ‘Connor’s Wedding’)
Residence(s): New York, New York (US) | Canada | Scotland
Education: Unknown
Height: 5’6″ (167.6 cm)
Logan Roy Family (The Roys):

  • Parents
    Unnamed Father, Helen Roy (mother)
  • Siblings
    Ewan Roy (brother), Rose Roy (sister)
  • Wife/Wives
    Marcia Roy, Caroline Collingwood (divorced), Unnamed First Wife (div0rced)
  • Children
    Connor Roy (eldest son | first marriage), Kendall Roy (eldest son | second marriage), Roman Roy (youngest son | second marriage), Siobhan Roy (only daughter | middle child, second marriage)
  • Other
    Marianne Hirsch (niece), Gregory Hirsch (great nephew), Tom Wambsgans (son-in-law), Rava Roy (daughter-in-law), Iverson Roy (grandson), Sophie Roy (granddaughter), Willa Ferreyra (daughter-in-law)

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How much is Logan Roy worth?

NOTE: All $$$ = USD

The Total Figure

According to Forbes, at the time of his untimely death, Logan Roy’s net worth was $18 billion. That’s slightly/not-so-slightly more than the present-day net worth of his real-life counterpart in Rupert Murdoch ($16.8 billion).

As most of you will have deduced, the majority had been attributed to his 36% stake in Waystar Royco, the publicly traded media conglomerate the fictitious Scottish-born mogul founded in his 20s.

In addition to print, broadcast, and digital news, Waystar also deals in film, television, radio, amusement parks, cruises, and with the rollout of Living+, real estate.

Logan Roy Net Worth: How Rich Is The Succession Character?

Prior to any talk of acquisition by Lukas Mattsson’s (Alexander Skarsgård) tech company Gojo, the Waystar Royco market cap hovered around the $46 billion benchmark. We imagine both Logan Roy’s net worth and the Waystar market cap would’ve been far higher had he lived to ensure the deal went through.

All in all, it’s certainly not bad for someone who came from humble beginnings in Dundee (and a traumatic early life everywhere else). This was, however, just one crucial piece to the larger 11-figure fortune.

The Real Estate

Logan Roy Net Worth: How Rich Is The Succession Character?

Forbes estimates Logan Roy’s real estate portfolio was valued at approximately $345 million thanks to the following major assets:

  • $52 million palatial townhouse located on New York City’s Fifth Avenue
  • $10 million 19th-century English castle (otherwise known as Eastnor Castle) where Shiv and Tom were married in the season 1 finale ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’
  • $40 million Malibu beach house in California which insiders note Roy is neither aware of nor capable of identifying on sight alone
  • $200 million 12-bedroom Southampton “Summer Palace” which also happens to be the most expensive home in Long Island

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The Toys

Logan Roy Net Worth: How Rich Is The Succession Character?

Sleek, black, chauffered people movers and helicopters aside – everyday necessities when you wield power of Logan Roy’s calibre – the man had a fair few toys at his disposal.

Most prominently a 279-foot Lürssen-built superyacht dubbed Solandge, priced at $130 million (not including staffing + maintenance costs), plus Dassault Falcon 7X and Embraer Lineage 1000E private jets.

Our modern-day King Lear passed away on one of the latter two. As for Solandge, you can learn all about the awesome details over at Yacht Charter Fleet.

The Sports Team

Some may recall youngest son Roman (Kieran Culkin) gifted Logan Roy with a 50% stake in the Scottish Premier League football team the Hearts, worth roughly $10 million… even though Logan is a fan of the Hearts’ arch-rivals, the Hibernian.

It’s the thought that counts, I suppose.

And The Rest

Finally, the Roy family is said to hold at least $1 billion in cash along with an entire of other investments/assets including priceless works of art and, for some reason, both the letters and penis of the legendary Napoleon Bonaparte.

The penis has since been proven fake in the series.

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Now that you’ve learned all about Logan Roy’s net worth, be sure to read about the financial profile of Conor McGregor and LeBron James.

Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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