Riley Keough and Priscilla Presley Are on “Good Terms” After Resolving Their Dispute Over the Elvis Estate

Love Daisy Jones & the Six? Spending your free time deep-diving Fleetwood Mac drama? Suddenly need to know literally everything about Riley Keough, including how much she was paid for this show, not to mention her total net worth? Cool, same to literally ^ all ^ of ^ that.

But please keep in mind that while Riley’s biggest role yet is definitely Daisy Jones, she’s been working since…forever. Her breakout was The Runaways back in 2010, but she’s had parts in Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Girlfriend Experience (which got her a Golden Globe nom), and The Terminal List. As a result, Riley Keough’s total net worth is a reported $5 million, but that number could shoot straight up depending on what happens with her grandfather’s (Elvis, casual) estate. More on that whole saga in a moment, but first:

What Did Riley Keough Make for Daisy Jones & the Six?

Riley’s paycheck rudely hasn’t been confirmed by Amazon Prime Video, but there’s an unsubstantiated claim that she made $1.5 million for the series, which would break down to about $150,000 per episode.

Does Riley Own Graceland Now That Both Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley Have Passed?

Riley’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, tragically passed away in January 2023, and although her family went through some acrimony when it came to her will, things are fortunately finally resolved. A refresher: The Hollywood Reporter initially reported that Lisa Marie claimed she “had very little or nothing left of her inheritance from her father” but did own Graceland as well as Elvis’s personal effects. Lisa Marie also owned a significant stake in Elvis’s intellectual property rights, which THR noted “may generate future revenue for her heirs in the form of postmortem book deals and movies.”

Riley and her sisters, 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley, inherited Graceland from their mother—but things got complicated in January 2023 when their grandmother Priscilla Presley reportedly filed a petition to challenge her late daughter’s will. Specifically, she questioned a 2016 amendment that replaced her as a co-trustee with Riley Keough and her late brother Benjamin Keough.

However, in May 2023, things seemed to take a turn for the better, as CNN reported that Priscilla finally reached a settlement agreement over the petition. “The parties would like to report that they’ve reached a settlement,” Priscilla’s attorney Ronson J. Shamoun said to Judge Lynn Scaduto at a court hearing in Los Angeles on May 16, according to the reports.

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Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, and Riley Keough with Riley’s little sisters, Finley and Harper.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

However, despite the back and forth, the whole experience only deepened Riley and Lisa Marie's connection, with a source revealing to Us Weekly on May 25, “Riley and Priscilla are at peace in their relationship after the very stressful ordeal over Lisa Marie’s trust and estate.…There was a lot of back-and-forth, but they reached a middle ground that makes them both happy.”

However, in June 2023, there was a massive update in the case. According to the New York Times, Riley reportedly agreed to pay Priscilla a lump-sum payment of $1 million as part of a settlement that would finally resolve the dispute in addition to as much as $400,000 to cover her grandmother’s legal fees related to the petition filed earlier this year. In turn, the actor was allegedly set to become the sole trustee of the estate.

Interestingly enough, back in February 2023, Joel Weinshanker, a managing partner at Elvis Presley Enterprises, released a statement saying in part that Lisa Marie was “quite certain and quite direct about who she wanted to have the legacy [left] to,” adding, “That was always Riley and Ben. There was never a question in her mind that they would be the stewards, that they would look at it exactly the way she did. Obviously, when Ben passed, it really sat with Riley. Although Riley is a movie star, she’s an award-winning director, she had always had an interest and had always known that one day, she would be in charge of [things].”

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At the time, Priscilla shared a statement of her own reflecting on the matter, saying in part, “There is an individual that bought their way into the family enterprise that is trying to speak on behalf of our family. This person is not a representative of Elvis or our family. Please allow us the time we need to work together and sort this out. Please ignore ‘the noise.’ As I have always been there for Elvis’s legacy, our family, and the fans, I will continue to forge a pathway forward with respect, honesty, dignity, integrity, and love.”

Then, Entertainment Tonight reported that Riley was officially named the sole trustee of the estate (and officially owns Graceland) on August 4, 2023 in an incredible agreement between the family members. In the wake of the decision, Priscilla opened up to the Hollywood Reporter about the whole experience, saying, “Riley is now the executor, which should be right, obviously, being her daughter. Riley and I are on good terms. We were never not on good terms. That was all publicity.” Love this for them! ❤️

Riley Also Has Assets Tied Up in Real Estate

In addition to what’s in Riley’s bank account (and her grandfather’s estate), Celebrity Net Worth reports that she and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen own a $1.3 million “cottage” in Los Angeles. Here’s a cozy corner of what might be (unconfirmed, lol) their living room featuring a cute dog!

On that note, you’ve officially graduated with a PhD in Riley’s finances, but we’ll keep updating this article should the situation with Priscilla take another turn.

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