Dannielynn Birkhead is the daughter of late Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith, who passed away on February 8, 2007, as the result of a prescription overdose. These days, the 10-year-old lives in Kentucky with her father, Larry Birkhead, who was romantically involved with Anna Nicole for two years. After Smith’s death, several men came forward claiming to be Dannielynn’s father, including Nicole’s partner at the time of her death, Howard K. Stern. A DNA test eventually proved Birkhead to be the girl’s biological father. So what is Dannielynn’s net worth? How much money did she inherit?
Read on to find out.
1. She Has an Estimated Net Worth of $10 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dannielynn has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Danielynn is Smith’s only living child. The late model’s son, Daniel Wayne, passed away just three days after Danielynn’s birth, in his mother’s hospital room while visiting her at the maternity ward in the Bahamas. He was 20-years-old, and reports indicate that he died as the result of a lethal combination of methadone, Zoloft, and Lexapro.
Anna Nicole passed away less than five months after Daniel’s death, on February 8, 2007. Birkhead believes that Smith was never able to get over her son’s death. The Daily Mail reports him as saying, “I think she died of a broken heart because of her son. She never recovered.”
2. She Does Not Have Access to J. Howard Marshall’s $44 Million Estate
In 2014, after a 20-year legal battle, a federal judge ruled that Anna Nicole Smith would not receive the millions of dollars from the estate of J. Howard Marshall II’s son. According to E!, Birkhead hoped that Dannielynn would receive $44 million in sanctions, but Federal Judge David O. Carter denied the request, stating that there was “just no evidence before the court that justifies awarding sanctions against Pierce Marshall’s estate.”
Anna Nicole met the oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in October 1991, while working a Houston-based strip club. The two married in 1994, when Anna was 26 and Marshall was 89. Fourteen months later, he passed away. He left his $1.6 billion estate only to his son, and nothing to Smith. Smith came forward after her husband’s death, according to NBC, claiming that he verbally promised to leave her more than $300 million.
3. She Was the Face of Guess Girl’s Spring 2013 Clothing Line
Dannielynn started modeling for GUESS when she was just six-years-old. Guess creative director Paul Marciano said in a statement obtained by the Huffington Post in 2012, “Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set.”
Speaking with People about why he let Danielynn model at such a youn age, Larry Birkhead said, “Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom’s image and said that her mom’s an angel. I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way.”
4. Larry Birkhead’s Net Worth Is Also Around $10 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn’s father, also has a net worth of around $10 million, from his work as a celebrity photographer an actor.
In Lifetime’s Anna Nicole biopic, Danny Boaz played the role of Larry Birkhead. He spoke to Hollywood Life about his experience impersonating Birkhead, and the prep that went into the role. Boaz says, “I don’t think there is a way you could portray him badly in this film. … I believe he was somebody who encouraged her to live straight and to put away the pills and the alcohol. I think he was a beacon of light in life, whether she chose to see him that way or not.”
5. Smith’s Attorney Was Listed as Danielynn’s Father on Her Birth Certificate
Danielynn’s birth certificate named Vickie Lynn Marshall (Anna Nicole Smith) and Howard K. Stern as her parents. However, Larry Birkhead was adamant about being Dannielynn’s father, and filed a suit to challenge Stern’s paternity. In April 2007, a DNA test confirmed that Bird was the father of Smith’s baby. A second birth certificate was issued that stated the baby’s new name, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern (before that time, she was named Hanna Rose Stern).
Speaking with ABC News’ 20/20, Birkhead says that Danielynn reminds him of Anna everyday. “She is fearless like her mom. She’ll get on any roller coaster that you put in front of her.”