Ethel Kennedy is a human-right’s activist and the widow of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. She is widely known for her perseverance following her husband’s death, after which time she took care of the children and pursued efforts to try and fulfill her husband’s political dreams. Mrs. Ethel Kennedy has an approximate net worth of $50 million.
Ethel met Robert’s sister, Jean, during her time at the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, in which time they became friends and roommates. Ethel was introduced to Robert during a ski trip with Jean in 1945, and she married Robert in 1950. Their marriage resulted in the birth of seven sons and four daughters, the first of which was born 13 months after the wedding. Mrs. Kennedy’s husband was assassinated in 1968, following his win in the California Democratic primary.
After his passing, she publicly stated that she never intended to marry again, though she would continue to live at the family home in Virginia until 2009. At that time, she sold it for $8.25 million. Mrs. Kennedy is responsible for the founding of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, which is a non-profit charity that is dedicated to RFK’s dream of a just and peaceful world.
Between the sale of her long-time home and the status of her husband, Mrs. Kennedy has lived a comfortable life in her late years. Though she never remarried, she was escorted to many events after Senator Kennedy’s passing by singer and family friend Andy Williams.