Joy Chambers was a successful actress, businesswoman, and author who had hundreds of millions of dollars in net worth. Chambers died in the morning of Sunday, Sept. 17, at the age of 76. Her family announced her death in a short statement. In this article, however, we’ll discuss how much the late actress was worth before her demise.
Chambers was born in 1947, in the South East Queensland city of Ipswich. She was the widow of millionaire media mogul, Reginald Roy Grundy, who died in May 2016, at the age of 92.
She met her husband in 1967 when she was a panellist on a show called I’ve Got a Secret. They dated for four solid years before they married in 1971. The couple lived together in their Bermuda property till their deaths in 2016 and 2023. Their marriage lasted or 45 years.
Even though her husband established his first production company, Reg Grundy Enterprises, before they met, Chambers was also attributed with its success. This is because she helped her husband in managing the affairs of the company which was struggling at the time.
In the early hours of Sunday, Sept. 17, Joy Chambers’ family announced in a brief statement that she passed away. The family however failed to disclose her cause of death. Her death came seven years after her husband’s demise.
“Joy has passed away in her sleep early this morning surrounded by loved ones,” the statement read in part. It continued that Chambers will be remembered as a “Logie award winning actress, a best-selling author, a poet, a philanthropist and an exceptional business woman who worked alongside her husband to build one of the largest independent production companies in the world.”
Joy Chambers net worth 2023
At the time of her death, Chambers was worth around $900 million. Yes, she was worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She could have become a billionaire if she had continue to be active on screen.
Chambers was an actress, poet, businesswoman and author. She appeared in several television series, with the last one being A Current Affairs in 2016. Chambers earned enough money from the roles she played in those numerous TV series.
However, she got most part of her fortune from her deceased husband. Her husband, Reginald Grundy, was worth several hundreds of millions of dollars until his death.
In 2015, the Australian Financial Review ranked him as the 59th richest Australian with an estimated net worth of $809 million.
After his death, all his fortunes were inherited by his legally married wife. This inheritance by marriage saw Joy Chambers net worth shooting up significantly.
Though Grundy had a daughter with his first wife called Kim, she did not inherit anything much. It is reported that Grundy hadn’t seen Kim for 22 years before his demise. In 2020, after three years of legal battle, Kim and Chambers reached a confidential agreement on how she would benefit from her late dad’s enormous fortune.
How Joy Chambers used her millions?
Chambers established a charity organization called Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at the Department of Brain of the University of Nevada. She donated millions to the charity whose vision is to become the global research leader in tracking, predicting, and facilitating the development of new therapies for brain disorders.
Chambers was also known for donating to several other important charities in Australia and other parts of the world.
Who inherits Joy Chambers fortunes?
One important question many people may be asking is “who inherits the fortunes left behind by the actress?” Chambers has no child, and her will is currently not in the public domain. So, it will be difficult to tell who is in line to inherit her fortunes. However, when we get access to the will left behind by the actress, we’ll update you.
Meanwhile, whoever inherits Joy Chambers net worth, will automatically also become a millionaire just like her.