Being an heir or heiress can undoubtedly give you a leg up in Hollywood. You would probably be surprised to find that many of the celebrities you know and love in Hollywood inherited or received a large sum of money to help them get started.
Although you’re already aware of some of these heirs and heiresses, there are other celebrities who have managed to remain pretty low-key about their inherited riches. Unlike many other celebs in the `biz, these aren’t rags to riches stories. These are riches that led to even more riches stories!
Estimated net worth: $300 million
Wealth inherited from: Hilton Hotels Corporation
You know her, you love her (or you don’t, but you still know her). Regardless, this famous heiress hardly needs an introduction.
Not only is Hilton one of the world’s most familiar heiresses, but she is also one of Hollywood’s biggest it-girls and celebrities. Born in New York City, Paris Hilton is an heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune (which you probably already knew).
Of course, don’t underestimate her because she isn’t just an heiress. Hilton is also a businesswoman who has created her own empire of merchandise over the past few years. She has several perfume lines under her belt and she has opened quite a few Paris Hilton Stores to house her creations.
Think that’s all? She also opened a Paris Hilton Beach Club Resort in the Philippines which attracts thousands of vacationers every year.