The world bid farewell to James Caan in July 2022. As the star of notable films such as ‘The Godfather,’ Caan’s professional success resulted in an estimated estate valued at around $20 million. But since his passing, a crucial question looms: who is the rightful heir to Caan’s fortune?
Scott Caan’s Net Worth
Born on August 23, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, to James Caan and actress and former model Sheila Ryan, Scott is an actor, writer, director, photographer, and former rapper. He is best known for his role as Detective Sergeant Danny ‘Danno’ Williams on the reboot of the police procedural television series ‘Hawaii Five-0.’
In the ’90s, Scott was a rap artist and a roadie for the hip-hop groups House of Pain and Cypress Hill. He also had a recurring role on the HBO series ‘Entourage.‘ At his peak, the actor earned $200,000 per episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ As of 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Jacob Nicholas Caan’s Net Worth
Scott’s half-brother, Jacob Nicholas Caan, was born in the United States on September 24, 1998. Jacob’s mother, Linda Stokes, is an on-screen figure and a costume designer. Following the divorce of James and Linda, Jacob’s father was required to pay $3,124 per month in child support until Jacob graduated from high school.
Jacob graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California in 2016, where he studied visual arts. He then pursued his passion for art and design. In 2017, he enrolled at the Parsons School of Design in New York City to continue his studies in art and design.
He exhibited his art at the Parasol Projects Gallery in New York City in 2018. A year later, he also showcased his work at the ‘Beyond The Streets’ exhibition in Brooklyn, New York. As of now, Jacob’s net worth remains unknown.
Management of the Estate After James Caan’s Death
James’ will names his son Scott as the executor of the estate. Scott swiftly took on the responsibility of managing his father’s estate. The holdings include James’ residual earnings from his acting career, real estate assets, investments, and an assortment of personal items.
According to AnimatedTimes, Scott’s petition ends up leaving James’ other children and wife penniless, and it’s unknown why the actor didn’t divide the estate equally among his five children, ensuring that each sibling receives a fair portion of the inheritance. This includes Jacob, Scott’s half-brother and another beneficiary of the estate.