Ending Soon! Save 33% on All Access

'Self-Worth Can't Be Bought': Marie Osmond Says She Will Not Leave Money Behind for Her 8 Children Osmond's net worth is an estimated $20 million.

By Emily Rella

Getty Images

Entertainment maven Marie Osmond has amassed a multi-million dollar fortune throughout her career — but don't expect her to give any to her children.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, the "Donny & Marie" actress spoke about her decision to not provide her children with a financial safety net.

"I just think you rob them of finding who they are, and self-worth can't be bought. That's my opinion," she said, though she clarified that she does help her children financially "along the way" here and there. "I believe that, when I leave this life, I want my children to know that they can take care of themselves."

Related: 15 Ways to Better Manage Your Work-Life Balance as a Parent

Osmond has eight children — Stephen (40), Jessica (36), Rachael (34), Brandon (27), Brianna (25), Matthew (24), Abigail (21) and one son Michael who died in 2010 at the age of 18.

She is also a grandmother to eight children.

Osmond echoed her sentiments to the New York Post last week when discussing motherhood.

"When you tell a child — I know, I've seen it throughout my life — that you're leaving them all this money it un-inspires them," the star told the outlet. "They don't learn the joy of hard work, of picking themselves up when things don't work. I believe in general that you rob children of the experience of figuring out who they are."

Osmond is reportedly worth an estimated $20 million, much of which she accumulated through her career as a country artist and sitcom star.

Related: Working Parents: Stop Burnout in Its Tracks With These Tips

Osmond currently plays Countess Von Frankfurt in CBS' soap opera series "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick

Business News

Sam's Club Is Removing a Beloved Free Perk and Members Are Not Happy: 'No Benefits for the Cost'

Disgruntled Sam's Club members are complaining on social media about the new change, effective August 19.


6 Effective Tactics for Handling a Toxic Boss

Salvaging your dignity from an abusive boss is a job all its own.

Business News

How Much Does It Cost to Develop AI? The CEO of an $18 Billion AI Startup Reveals the Current Price.

There's a sky-high bar to creating AI, and an expert says it will get even more expensive.

Side Hustle

This 27-Year-Old Started a Side Hustle on Facebook Marketplace — Now the Gig Earns Over $500,000 a Month

Valentina Zapata wanted "something positive to do on the side" — and it turned into a major money-maker.

Business Solutions

Get AI Photo Editing Support with This $150 Deal

Act fast during this limited-time price drop.

Real Estate

3 Helpful Resources to Use When Searching for a Real Estate Investment Property

Find top websites for investment property searches. Understand the importance of location, property taxes and job markets for a successful investment.