George Hearst Net Worth $19 Billion
George is in addition the sister of fellow billionaire Phoebe Hearst Cooke.
George developed his estimated net worth of $1.9 billion when he succeeded his uncle, Randolph Apperson Hearst, as the chairman of the firm since 1996. George has served as the manager for at least 40 years. With his gains, he was ranked 683rd in the listing of World Billionaires in 2012 before his passing on June 25, 2012.
Today, the Hearst media empire includes newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio stations. The stake in ESPN has now an estimated value of over $6 billion. It possesses 15 daily newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, The San Antonio Express-News along with The Albany Times Union.It also owns 36 weekly papers and over 300 magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Popular Mechanics.
The Hearst family also offers interest in real-estate. It possesses a 90,000 square foot Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California where the state pays the family $95 million to conserve the property.