In addition to being the youngest person to ever win an Academy Award, Tatum O'Neal has an estimated net worth of $100 thousand. She was well on her way to accumulating that net worth in the early 70s, when she was cast alongside her father Ryan O'Neal in the movie Paper Moon. From there, a multitude of film roles followed, including roles in The Bad News Bears, International Velvet, and a reunion with her father Ryan and Paper Moon's director Peter Bogdanovich in Nickelodeon. O'Neal's career as an adult actress was less fruitful than these early years. She attracted a lot of attention for her marriage to tennis player and future Curb Your Enthusiasm guest star John McEnroe.
She began devoting more attention to acting in the 2000s, appearing in television programs like Sex and the City, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. However, Tatum O'Neal's personal life continues to be the focal point of her public image, mostly due to her tumultuous relationship with her father. This relation has been the subject of countless tabloid articles, and even a TV series on Oprah Winfrey's TV network OWN, which began in 2011.