Rory Kennedy Net Worth

December 29, 2023
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Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy was born on 12 December 1968, in Washington, D.C., USA, and is a documentary filmmaker, but also known as the youngest child of US Senator Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. Her father was assassinated before her birth, and this caused her to later pursue making documentary films about social issues, but all her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rory Kennedy? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through success in documentary film-making. She’s tackled issues of addiction, nuclear radiation, the Mexican border, and much more. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will continue to increase.


Rory Kennedy Net Worth $10 million


Kennedy attended The Madeira School, and after matriculating went to Brown University. During her time there, she organized a rally which urged shoppers to boycott grapes in support of migrant workers. In the 1990s, she formed the nonprofit organization May Day media alongside Vanessa Vadim, which focused on creating and distributing films which tackled social issues.

Her first project was “Women of Substance” which was released in 1994, and tackled female addicts. In 1998 she then founded Moxie Firecracker Films alongside Liz Garbuz, since partnered with television networks such as HBO, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, and TLC. The following year she directed “American Hollow”, which received critical acclaim, and HBO would broadcast the film and she would then release a companion book. She then co-produced the series “Pandemic: Facing AIDS” which earned an Emmy Award nomination followed in 2003 by “A Boy’s Life” which earned a lot of positive reviews at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival, and won the Best Documentary prize at the Woodstock Film Festival.

She continued to work with HBO, helping direct “Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable”, and also directed “Homestead Strike” which was part of the series “10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America”, broadcast on The History Channel. In 2005, she became the co-executive producer for “Street Fight”, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature; her next project would come two years later – “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” – which won a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Documentary. In 2008 she directed “Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House” which is part of HBO Documentary Films. Three years later, she worked on the documentary “Ethel” which is about her mother, to mixed reviews, she mentioned that she had to go through hundreds of hours of archived footage of her family.

In 2014, she directed “Last Days in Vietnam” which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. In an interview, she stated that she had difficulty persuading the people participate in the project, since a lot of them experienced traumatic stress, and trying to recall those traumatic moments were difficult. The documentary received an Academy Award nomination.

For her personal life, it is known that Rory married Mark Bailey in 1999 and they have two daughters. The family resides in Brooklyn, New York. The wedding was postponed when the plane carrying her cousin John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashed on the way to the event.

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