Top 25 Richest Heirs & Heiresses in America

By Jake Schroeder
Top 25 Richest Heirs & Heiresses in America
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America has been around for a relatively short time compared to other countries. Despite its comparative newness, it has still managed to become the homeplace of some of the world’s most successful multinational corporations. These companies are among the best of the best. And because they are the best of the best, they have managed to make quite a profit.

In America, it’s still common to pass down your business to your children. Even if they’re not interested in running the company, they still get a healthy part of the fortune. On this list are the richest heirs and heiresses in America. Some names you’ll recognize, while others keep a low profile, choosing to be rich but not famous.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
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Net Worth: $300 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Hilton Hotels Corporation


Paris Hilton is one of America’s most well-known celebrities. She was born in New York City, and she is the heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune. Hilton is a popular brand of hotels, and that has given Paris quite a head start in business. However, she isn’t just an heiress; she is also a businesswoman in her own right.

Paris has started several perfume lines, and her brand alone has brought in three billion dollars. She has started other brands and brand locations, opening Paris Hilton Stores. These stores, which operate worldwide, have brought in millions, as has her Paris Hilton Beach Club Resort. This Philippines destination has brought in ten million dollars per year. She also is paid to appear at events, raking in $300K from appearances.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde
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Net Worth: $20 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Andrew Cockburn


Olivia Wilde is an actress, heiress, and activist who was born in NYC and attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. She has produced a film, Booksmart, which was released at the end of May 2019 (May 24th, to be exact). Her film career began in 2005, but it is her TV career she was known for.

Wilde got her start in television on the popular medical series, House, airing from 2007 to 2012. She played Dr. Hadley (AKA “Thirteen”). She’s also had roles in films, including Conversations with Other Women, Tron: Legacy, Butter, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Lazarus Effect, Rush and more. Wilde is currently engaged to fellow actor Jason Sudeikis, and they share two children together.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
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Net Worth: $80 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Goldie Hawn
Kate Hudson is an Oscar-nominated actress, and daughter of Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn. Her biological father is actor Bill Hudson, and her stepfather is actor Kurt Russell. Hudson first began acting when she was eleven, appearing onstage. Her venue was the Santa Monica Playhouse. She then moved up, trying her hand at film in 1998’s Desert Blue.

She had her breakthrough in Almost Famous. Her unforgettable performance as band groupie Penny Lane won her a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. She also has appeared in Fool’s Gold, My Best Friend’s Girl and Bride Wars, among others. Hudson also has her own fashion label, Fabletics.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson
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Net Worth: $14 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Don Johnson
Dakota Johnson is an actress and fashion model. Her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, two acclaimed actors. She was born in Austin, Texas, and she resides in Los Angeles. She has been in the film industry since 2010 and is best known for her role as Anastasia in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.

For her Fifty Shades role, she won the People’s Choice Award and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Rising Stars. She also appeared in Suspiria, The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, Wounds and The Peanut Butter Falcon. She is typically cast in dramas, but for this young star, the sky’s the limit!

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper
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Net Worth: $110 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Gloria Vanderbilt
Anderson Cooper was born in New York City, and he is related to the Vanderbilt family, which holds one of the largest fortunes in America. He is successful in his own right, as he is a journalist, author, and TV personality. He hosts the popular news show on CNN called Anderson Cooper 360.

He attended Yale University. Before that, he took after his fashionista mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and he modeled for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. He also was a child model for Harper’s Bazaar. He first started as a fact checker for Channel One before moving up the ranks.

Balthazar Getty

Balthazar Getty
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Net Worth: $200 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Getty Oil

Balthazar Getty (whose first name is actually Paul) is the heir to the Getty Oil fortune. He is also a musician and producer. He produces the music for The Wow, a rap duo, and he is part of the band Ringside. He also was an actor in his childhood. He played Ralph in Lord of the Flies, a cult classic about a bunch of morally-questionable boys stranded on an island.

On TV he also played Thomas Grace on the show Alias. But our personal favorite performance is most definitely his bizarre auto mechanic in David Lynch’s hypnotic film Lost Highway. Getty also appeared in films as a teen icon, acting in Natural Born Killers, White Squall, Big City Blues, Ladder 49 and more. He is also a philanthropist. He is part of The Lunchbox Fund, which provides food to impoverished children in Africa.

Amanda Hearst

Amanda Hearst
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Net Worth: $100 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Hearst Corporation
Amanda Hearst is an American socialite born in New York, and she is the heiress to the Hearst Corporation. She is also a model. She is involved in Friends of Finn, a charity she founded. Friends of Finn is an organization that focuses on preventing and stopping puppy mills, which treat dogs inhumanely. Hearst works at Marie Claire, where she is the associate marketing editor.

Her great-grandfather was William Randolph Hearst. Her father, who was not part of the Hearst bloodline, left her mother before she was born. Hearst’s stepfather is Jay McInerney, a famous novelist. Hearst modeled for IMG, a modeling agency, and she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and several other famous magazines.  

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields
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Net Worth: $25 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Frank Shields
Brooke Shields is an actress and former famous child model (she also did some modeling in her adulthood as well). She was born in Manhattan, and she still resides there. She attended Princeton University, and she has been in the movie/fashion industry since 1966.

It was her role in the film Pretty Baby, by Louis Malle, which got her critical film acclaim. After Pretty Baby, she appeared in other dramas and continued modeling. She appeared in The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love, two famous 80s films that have become cult classics through the decades.

Billie Lourd

Billie Lourd
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Net Worth: $25 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Carrie Fisher
Billy Lourd is an actress, and daughter of Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher, who sadly passed away in 2016. Her father is Bryan Lourd, perhaps one of the biggest talent agents in Hollywood. Lourd’s roots make her the heiress to Carrie Fisher’s fortune and estate. She also happens to be the granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds, another Hollywood legend.

Lourd currently resides in Beverly Hills, and attended NYU. She has appeared in television shows such as Scream Queens and American Horror Story. She portrayed the role of Lieutenant Connix in the recent Star Wars trilogy, which has released films from 2015 to 2019.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal
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Net Worth: $65 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is the son of Stephen Gyllenhaal, a famous Hollywood director. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. His mother, Naomi Foner, is a screenwriter. He was born in Los Angeles, and he attended Columbia University. He started acting when he was a child, appearing in the 1991 film City Slickers.

He had his first breakthrough role in October Sky, where he played Homer Hickam. He won an Indie Award for his role as Donnie Darko in the eponymous film. He acted in the film alongside his sister Maggie. He also has appeared in Brokeback Mountain, receiving critical acclaim.

Dylan Lauren

Dylan Lauren
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Net Worth: $4 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Ralph Lauren
Dylan Lauren is both an heiress and an entrepreneur in her own right. She was born in New York City, and her father is the founder of the major fashion label Ralph Lauren. Dylan’s older siblings (two of them) are also successful, with her one brother being a businessman and the other a film producer.

Dylan owns Dylan’s Candy Bar, which is the world’s largest candy store. Dylan started the venture after she was inspired by the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She has been in business for eighteen years.
Lauren was nominated as one of the “Most Stylish New Yorkers” in 2007 by the magazine US Weekly. She married her husband Paul in 2011. The two have twins, Cooper and Kingsley.

Scarlett Johansson
 

Scarlett Johansson
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Net Worth: $140 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Karsten Olaf Johansson and Melanie Sloan
While Scarlett Johansson’s undeniable talents are solidly self-earned, Hollywood’s biggest starlet certainly got a leg up thanks to her parents: one is a successful Danish architect, and the other is a film producer. This foot in the door surely helped Johansson traverse the murky world of Hollywood.

But traverse she did. Today, Johansson has a string of hit films both big and small to her name. She’s been in huge tentpole flicks like The Avengers, as well as small arthouse fare like Ghost World, Lost in Translation and Under the Skin.

Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton
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Net Worth: $20 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Hilton Hotels
Nicky Hilton is an heiress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She is the sister to Paris Hilton, and she is the heiress to the Hilton Hotels fortune. She was born in New York City and attended Convent of the Sacred Heart. She is married to James Rothschild, an heir to the Rothschild fortune. Hilton has also worked as a model. However, it was her fashion design business that really took off.

Hilton has her own line of handbags called Nicholai, as well as handbag lines for eLuxe and Samantha Thavasa. Her lines have appeared during New York Fashion Week. Most recently, she worked with Tolani, a baggage company, where she designed a “Mommy and Me” capsule. She launched the collection in 2017 and 2019, while the bags actually hit the stores in 2018 and, upcoming, in 2020.

Chevy Chase
 

Chevy Chase
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Net Worth: $50 million*
Wealth Inherited From: The Crane Company

Chevy Chase is a comedian, writer, and actor who was born in Manhattan. His real first (and middle) name is Cornelius Crane. He was born in a Manhattan book editor and magazine writer, Edward Tinsley Chase. His mother was a concert pianist, and she was the heir to The Crane Company because she was adopted by Cornelius Vanderbilt, her stepfather.

His nickname, Chevy, was given to him by his grandmother. He was nicknamed after “The Ballad of Chevy Chase,” a medieval English song. He is famous for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, as well as his many comedic movies like Caddyshack and Fletch.

Ariana Rockefeller
 

Ariana Rockefeller
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Net Worth: $2.8 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Standard Oil

Ariana Rockefeller is a rich heiress to Standard Oil and a member of the historic, highly prominent Rockefeller dynasty. The Rockefellers date back to the early-nineteenth-century when their patriarch founded Standard Oil and made billions. The family has remained wealthy, but they have also managed to be very charitable.

Rockefeller is very interested in fashion, and she studied at Columbia University. Her label is very successful, and she just added a handbag line. She is a major supporter of the Human Society, and she chaired the NYBG Winter Ball. She lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband, an entrepreneur named Matthew Bucklin. She is also an equestrian.  

Lydia Hearst-Shaw

Lydia Hearst-Shaw
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Net Worth: $28 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: William Randolph Hearst


Lydia Hearst Shaw is an heiress, blogger, and model. She was born in Connecticut, and she attended Sacred Heart University. Her modeling agency is Radius Entertainment, while the APA is her theatre agent. She is married to podcaster and comedian Chris Hardwick.

Lydia has modeled both internationally and on the runway domestically. She has modeled in shows for Fendi, Chanelle, Nicole Miller, Jeremy Scott (a Moschino spinoff), Rebecca Taylor, and more. She has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Prada, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, and more cosmetic and fashion companies. She also designed her own line of handbags for Puma French 77.

Edward Norton

Edward Norton
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Net Worth: $80 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Edward Mower Norton, Jr.

Edward Norton is an actor and filmmaker who was received three Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe. He was born in Boston. His grandfather founded The Rouse Company, an urban planning business, as well as Enterprise Community Partners, a real estate company. His father was actually a well-known federal prosecutor.

Norton began acting as a child in theater. He graduated from Yale in 1991, working in Japan before moving to New York City to begin acting. He debuted in the Richard Gere thriller Primal Fear, which got him an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for his supporting role. But our favorite Ed Norton role? Fight Club, hands down.

Carly Simon

Carly Simon
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Net Worth: $65 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Richard L. Simon
Carly Simon is a singer-songwriter and a published children’s book author. She became famous in the 1970s with her records. She has had thirteen Top 40 hits in the U.S. She is the daughter of Richard Simon, who co-founded the book company Simon & Schuster. He was also a classical pianist, sparking his daughter’s interest in music.

Carly Simon started out as part of a duet, The Simon Sisters, before trying her hand at a solo career. Her first album, Carly Simon, took off, and she received a Grammy for her work. She was also briefly married to James Taylor.

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick
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Net Worth: $16 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Robert Sedgwick

Golden Globe award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick is a familiar face to TV and film fans alike. But you may not realize that the starlet was actually a born millionaire – she’s the daughter of successful venture capitalist Henry Dwight Sedgwick V. She also happens to be married to Hollywood superstar Kevin Bacon. Sedgwick made a name for herself as a teenager, landing a role on Another World when she was still just 16.

This led to film roles in movies like Singles and Phenomenon. She also co-starred alongside Tom Cruise in the Oscar-nominated Vietnam War film Born on the Fourth of July. Most famously, Sedgwick starred for many seasons on the hit TNT series The Closer. The role scored Sedgwick her highest critical praise, including multiple Golden Globe and SAG award nominations.

Patty Hearst

Patty Hearst
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Net Worth: $28 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: William Randolph Hearst
Patty Hearst is the granddaughter of tycoon William Randolph Hearst. She was born in San Francisco and attended the University of California. She is both an author and an actress. Her best-selling memoir, Every Secret Thing, is nothing short of an exciting read.

Hearst famously appeared on numerous TV shows and in feature films. Typically, she was cast as a version of herself representing the mighty Hearst family lineage. Few know that Hearst also has an award-winning family of dogs, who have competed (and often won) numerous Kennel Club Dog Shows over the years.

Victoria Mars

Victoria Mars
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Net Worth: $6.6 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Mars, Inc.
Victoria Mars is a fourth-generation offspring of the wealthy Mars family. She attended Yale University, where she received her BA, as well as The Wharton School, where she received her MBA. Her relatives, four generations ago, started the candy empire Mars, Inc. Mars., which has attracted mega- investors like Warren Buffett, rakes in tens of billions per year.

Victoria’s first job was in France, where she was a brand manager for Milky Way, a chocolate bar subsidiary of the company. She was then the export manager for Milky Way. She worked her way up in the company, serving on the board of directors. She also launched Livelihood Funds, which helps promote sustainable resources in Africa for agribusiness. She owns 8% of Mars, Inc.  

Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley Mortimer
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Net Worth: $28 million*
Wealth Inherited From: George Riley Mercer

Tinsley Mortimer is an heiress, socialite, and reality television personality. She has also modeled. Her father, George Mercer, was an extremely wealthy real estate developer and investor, while her mother, Dale, was an interior designer. The other business lineage in her family was her grandfather, George, who founded the Mercer Rug company in 1936.

Mortimer attended Columbia University, where she achieved a BA in history. She also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity briefly before her acceptance into the prestigious university. Her other career included working as a beauty assistant for Vogue. She also was a beauty ambassador for Christian Dior, and she even had her own lip gloss: “Tinsley Pink.” She currently appears on High Society, a reality show about her and other rich housewives (and they all hate each other, naturally).

Teresa Heinz Kerry

Teresa Heinz Kerry
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Net Worth: $750 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Heinz Ketchup
Teresa Heinz is a businesswoman and the widow of ketchup heir John Heinz. She was born in Portugal, and currently holds dual citizenship in America and Portugal. She is known to reside in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. Teresa Heinz is the heir to the Heinz Ketchup fortune thanks to her late husband, John Heinz. After he passed, he left his wealth and leadership duties to her.

Heinz Kerry currently chairs Heinz’s charities and is a frequent donor to social and environmental charities. She has received honorary doctorates from many different universities. Teresa founded the charity Second Nature, which helps bring sustainability and environmental consciousness to college campuses. She also founded the awards program The Heinz Awards, which celebrates contributions to the environment and ecology.

Clare Bronfman

Clare Bronfman
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Net Worth: $500 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Seagram’s

Clare Bronfman is the heiress to the Seagram Liquor fortune. Her father was Edgar Bronfman, Sr., who founded Seagram. She also has had a lively equestrian career. She was born in New York, and she began her career in equestrianism when she was seventeen.

She started competing at a high level when she was twenty. She has won several equestrian competitions, such as the Grand Prix and Samsung Nations Cup. She has won the Grand Prix twice.

Alexander Soros

Alexander Soros
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Net Worth: $20 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: George Soros (Father)
Alex Soros is the son of billionaire philanthropist and businessman George Soros. He attended NYU and Berkeley, the latter of which granted him a Ph.D. in history. He is the Open Society Foundations’ deputy chair, and he also has a successful writing career. He has published his writing in Politico, The Guardian, The Forward and many more. He is also a philanthropist like his father.

Soros has contributed to the Jewish Funds for Justice, which is an American charity helping Jewish causes. He also is on the board of Global Witness, which campaigns against human rights abuses by multinational companies in poor countries. Soros works with environmental activists, giving out grants to stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and to improve the lives and working conditions of domestic international workers.

Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain
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Net Worth: $200 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Hensley & Co.
Cindy McCain is a businesswoman who was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the heiress to the massive Hensley & Co. fortune. She was educated at the University of Southern California, where she received both her B.A. and M.A. Hensley & Co. is a beer distribution company. She didn’t work there initially, choosing instead to become a special education teacher.

McCain became the chair of Hensley after her father’s death. She is also a philanthropist, serving on boards for foreign aid. McCain continues to donate to charitable causes across the United States to this day. Always nice to see someone of means giving back to those who need it most.

Susan Alice Buffett

Susan Alice Buffett
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Net Worth: $3 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Warren Buffett


Susan Alice Buffett is the daughter of investing tycoon Warren Buffett, who owns the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway (which in turn is the majority shareholder of multiple businesses). Susan Alice Buffett made her wealth through her ownership of shares in Buffett’s investment firm, and these shares have ended up being several billion dollars’ worth.

Buffet is also a philanthropist. She operates the Sherwood Foundation, which provides grants that help children from lower-income households. The grants go to education, social justice, human services, and more worthy causes. She is also on the board of Girls, Inc. and the Buffett Foundation, as well as the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. She has especially directed her focus towards combating the AIDS crisis and helping African development.  

Whitney Kroenke Burditt

Whitney Kroenke Burditt
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Net Worth: $2.6 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Sam Walton (Walmart)
Whitney Kroenke Burditt was born in Los Angeles. She is the heiress to the Walmart fortune, and her grandfather is Walmart founding partner James Walton, who helped start the mega-retail store. She is the daughter of Ann Walton and Stan Kroenke. She was born in Los Angeles and attended Northwestern.

Kroenke Burditt is currently a film producer who resides in Hollywood. She is very charitable, founding the Playing for Change charity, which helps build schools for music and the arts across the world, particularly in low-income and poverty-stricken locations. She is the executive director.

Anne Hearst

Anne Hearst
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Net Worth: $28 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: William Randolph Hearst

Anne Hearst is a socialite and philanthropist. Her grandfather is William Hearst, who was the founder of the Hearst Corporation, a media conglomerate. Her father, Randolph, was at one point the president of The San Francisco Examiner. She is his daughter with his first wife. Her sister, Patty, was kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974.

She currently is the director of the charitable organization called The Princess Grace Foundation. She is on the board for Hearst Castle Preservation, which helps preserve historical landmarks, and she helped found the Rita Hayworth Gala’s Steering Committee. She has been married three times. Her third husband, Jay McInereny, and she have been together since 2006. McInereney is a novelist and screenwriter who attended Williams College.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster
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Net Worth: $100 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Lucius Fisher Foster III

Jodie Foster is well known for roles in everything from Silence of The Lambs to the original Freaky Friday. The celebrated actress got her big-screen start in the movie Taxi Driver when she was only 12-years-old, playing an extremely difficult part. 

The Hollywood icon made a large fortune all by herself, but what many don’t know is that she stood to inherit a lot of money from her father, Lucius Fisher Foster III, who was a member of a very wealthy Chicago family, with descendants going back to the Mayflower. 

Peter Brant II

Peter Brant II
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Net Worth: $1 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: White Birch Paper

Peter Brant II is one of America’s most fashionable socialites and heirs. He was born in NYC, and resides in Greenwich. He is a model and a fashion designer. His father was Peter Brant, a business mogul who also was a well-known art collector. Peter and his brother were labeled the “Princes of New York” by The New York Times.

Brant studied at Bard College in New York. He has a cavalier attitude about his parents’ wealth, joking that he was able to finish reports on his parents just by looking on Wikipedia when he was younger. His mother was model Steph Seymour. Peter recently ventured into makeup design. He and his brother Harry designed a line of unisex makeup with Mac that was dedicated towards gender-fluid teens.  

Lynsi Synder

Lynsi Synder
Lynsi Synder @IamSecond / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $3 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: In-N-Out Burger

Lynsi Snyder is a billionaire thanks to her inheritance of the massive In-N-Out Burger fortune. She resides in California, and her net worth is into the billions. Her grandfather was Harry Snyder, who founded the burger chain in 1948. She was America’s youngest female billionaire until makeup mogul Kylie Jenner knocked her down from first place.

She is the majority owner of In-N-Out. She became the full owner when she turned thirty-five, receiving all of the company’s stock because she was the sole beneficiary of the trusts. She is the burger chain’s sixth president. She succeeded Mark Taylor, who is her brother-in-law. Taylor became the COO of the company. Snyder also is a philanthropist. She founded Healing Hearts & Nations, which provides counseling services in Africa and India.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt
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Net Worth: $200 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt is an artist, fashion designer, socialite, and actress. She is also an author. She was born in Manhattan and has lead a very interesting long and interesting life at the age of 95. She was born in 1924, but she gained prominence in the 1930s after her mother, Gloria, and her aunt, Gertrude, held a huge custody battle over her.

Both parties wanted control of her trust fund. It was called “the trial of the century” by New York (and national) press at the time. Her mother eventually got visitation rights, as long as she didn’t exert “undue influence” on Gloria. As an adult, Gloria did well for herself. She became a fashion model and designer, as well as a successful actress.

Lisa Jobs

Lisa Jobs
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Net Worth: $18.8 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Apple, Inc.
Lisa Jobs is the daughter of deceased Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. She was born in Portland, Oregon, and received her education from Harvard University. She was the daughter of Jobs and his first wife, Chrisann Brennan.

It was during this relationship that Brennan became pregnant. Though Jobs and his daughter had a strained relationship during her early years, they eventually reconciled. When Jobs passed away, Lisa inherited billions of his fortune and stock holdings.

Ally Hilfiger

Ally Hilfiger
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Net Worth: $400 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Tommy Hilfiger

Ally Hilfiger is a socialite and the heir to the Tommy Hilfiger fortune. Tommy Hilfiger is an American classic when it comes to fashion brands. Ally may have had money, but she hasn’t had an easy life by any stretch of the imagination. Her childhood was ravaged by Lyme disease, which comes from a bacterium carried by deer ticks.

Today, Hilfiger is a celebrated television producer and author, and her books have centered around her struggle to fight Lyme disease and have a normal childhood. She received her education from the Professional Children’s School and Sacred Heart Greenwich. She also appeared on the MTV show Rich Girls, where she infamously had a breakdown while trying to make a burrito.

North West

North West
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Net Worth: $130 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

One of the richest celebrity kids on Earth is North West, the first offspring of iconic rapper Kanye West and his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian. North was famously born nearly a month early, triggering health concerns when she was born very underweight. Today, however, North West is a healthy child with an even healthier net worth.

But believe it or not, the child has actually earned quite a bit of cash all on her own. She’s appeared in commercials, TV and even in a Paul McCartney music video (which also co-starred Kanye, of course). North is often spotted wearing her parents’ line of children’s fashion apparel. Rumors suggest that the child actually has a wardrobe worth tens – if not hundreds – of thousands of dollars.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
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Net Worth: $320 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Andrea Swift

Taylor Swift is one of the most famous singers in the world. Her genres range from country to pop to soft rock. She is best known for writing songs about her personal romantic life, which receives constant media scrutiny and coverage. She was born in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Swift’s parents were in the financial industry. Her mother was a marketing executive for a mutual fund. Her father was a Merrill Lynch stockbroker. Her brother, Austin Swift, is an actor. She grew up on a Christmas tree farm, which her father bought from one of his Merrill Lynch clients. She has her own label.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal
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Net Worth: $15 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal is the other half of the world-famous Gyllenhaal siblings. Her mother is screenwriter Noami Foner, and her father is world-famous director Stephen Gyllenhaal – making Maggie the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. She started acting when she was a teenager, appearing in Donnie Darko alongside Jake.

Gyllenhaal then starred in Secretary and Sherrybaby, both of which earned her Golden Globe nominations. Her role as Rachel in The Dark Knight propelled her to fame. She received an Oscar nomination for her role in Crazy Heart in 2009. She appeared in “The Real Thing” on Broadway, as well as BBC series Honourable Woman.

Chloe Green

Chloe Green
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Net Worth: $4.9 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: TopShop

Chloe Green is the daughter of Sir Phillip Green, who is the CEO of the fashion company TopShop. Chloe has been in and out of the headlines for her relationship with her boyfriend, a former felon. Chloe Green also is a reality television star who has appeared on Made in Chelsea.

Her father is also the leader of Arcadia Group, the holding company that owns TopShop and other companies. Green is known for her lavish lifestyle, which she frequently posts on social media. She is well-known for spending time on her enormous yacht, called Lionchase.

Katharine Rayner

Katharine Rayner
Katharine Rayner @MahmoodSajeedah / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $8 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Cox Enterprises
Katharine Rayner is the heir to the Cox Enterprises fortune. Cox is a huge multinational conglomerate that brings in billions each year. Kathy was born in New York, and it was her maternal grandfather who founded Cox Enterprises. She is one of several siblings, and she shares her fortune with her sister Margaretta and brother James.

Katharine has been married twice, once to a magazine writer and once to a painter. She married Billy Rayner, the painter, and author, in the 1980s, but she became a widow when he died in 2018. Her stake in the company is around 16%. Her mother had a 49% share, and she divided it among her three children equally. Rayner still resides in East Hampton, New York, the same city of her birth.

Charles Butt

Charles Butt
Charles Butt @ HoldsworthCentr / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $10.7 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: H-E-B Supermarket Chain

Charles Butt is an heir to the H-E-B Supermarket chain that is popular in the south. He is well-known for his good management tactics, with AdvisoryCloud ranking him as the #5 Top CEO on its Top CEO List. He also received awards from Mexico, as the government wanted to thank him for his charity work and business acumen in the country.

Butt received the Aguila Azteca Medal. H-E-B’s line of supermarkets has been around since 1971, and it is based in San Antonio, Texas. It started as a small store, but it expanded. It now has three-hundred stores and brings in $20 billion in annual revenue. It is still privately held. Butt is a philanthropist. His causes focus on teachers and children, as well as disaster relief. He committed to the Giving Pledge in 2018.

Nicole Mellon

Nicole Mellon
Nicole Mellon © voguemagazine / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $1 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Matthew Mellon
Nicole Mellon (née Hanley) was married to Matthew Mellon and, therefore, is an heiress by marriage to the Mellon family fortune. Nicole’s story has been marked by tragedy, and she likely did not become an heiress and billionaire through her own decisions.

Her marriage to Matthew quickly deteriorated quite openly in the public eye. By 2015, it was clear they would separate. The family’s enormous cost output was cited among the primary reasons for their breakup. Matthew, unfortunately, passed away while on a plane to Cancun, and the Mexican government was in charge of the autopsy. His wife, Nicole, inherited his billion-dollar fortune.

Owsley Brown III

Owsley Brown III
Owsley Brown III © festoffaiths / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $643 million*
Wealth Inherited From: George Garvin Brown
Owsley Brown III is the heir to the fortune that his grandfather, George Garvin Brown, earned when he founded the Brown Forman Corp. in 1870. Brown III’s father was Owsley Brown Frazier, and Frazier was known for owning Bittners LLC. Bittners LLC was founded 150 years ago, and it was a well-known architectural and design business based in Louisville.

Brown III himself is a film producer. He attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1993. After his graduation, he founded a wine company, Magnanimous Group, that produced wines made from sustainable vintners. His films focus on contemporary orchestra music. They have won awards and critical acclaim, including the 2000 Independent Spirit Award. The ISA was given for his first film ever, Night Waltz, which was a profile of composer Paul Bowles.

Haley Busch

Haley Busch
Haley Busch © haleybusch / Instagram.com

Net Worth: $1.5 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Anheuser-Busch
Haley Busch is an heiress to the Anheuser-Busch fortune, which is one of the largest beer breweries in the world. She is the daughter of brewery tycoon Billy Busch and she is also an actress in her own right. She appeared in The Final Song in 2014, as well as The Importance of Doubting Tom, Bratz, 23 Minutes to Sunrise and more.

Haley is also a polo champ. She is part of the Bud Light Polo Team, and she has won many matches, including the U.S. Open match. Busch was born in West Palm Beach, but she was raised in St. Louis. She is one of seven children, and she studied at Sacred Heart School before obtaining acting training. She is often on her family’s farm, which was at one point owned by former President Ulysses S. Grant.

Jane Goldman
 

Jane Goldman
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Net Worth: $3.4 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Sol Goldman

Jane Goldman is a screenwriter and producer. She has co-written the screenplays of several famous action and adventure films, including the Kingsman films, Kick-Ass, several X-Men films, and Stardust. She has been critically-acclaimed for her screenplays, many of which she wrote as a partnership with Matt Vaughn.

She wrote The Woman in Black as her first solo project, as well as the Miss Peregrine’s Home film, which was based on a popular book. She is perhaps one of Hollywood’s most illustrious screenwriters. She was raised in London. She moved to the US when she was fifteen to follow as a Boy George groupie. She split her time between the States and the UK. She has been married to TV presenter Jon Ross since 1988. The pair have three kids.

Caroline Rose Hunt

Caroline Rose Hunt
Caroline Rose Hunt © RetinaFndation / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $1 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: H.L. Hunt


Caroline Rose Hunt was one of the richest women in the US at one point, thanks in part to the H.L. Hunt Oil inheritance that she received from her parents. She also is a successful businesswoman as well, founding the Rosewood Hotels Corporation, which has been an extremely successful hospitality brand.

Hunt attended Mary Baldwin College and the University of Texas at North Austin. She is also an author and philanthropist, as well as a mother of five. She was born in Arkansas. Interestingly, she didn’t actually hold any kind of traditional job until she founded Rosewood Hotels at the age of 55. She mostly worked as a desk clerk before focusing her attention on family and charity. Her first hotel was the Rosewood Mansion, located on Turtle Creek.

Blue Ivy Carter

Blue Ivy Carter
Blue Ivy Carter @MissBlueCarter / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $1.2 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Blue Ivy Carter is the young daughter of superstar singers Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Blue Ivy was born in 2012. She shares her parents’ fortune along with her younger twin siblings. This precocious youngster is known for being spirited and funny, and she’s been spotted on tour with her famous parents many times.

Beyoncé is notoriously very private about her personal life, choosing to reveal only select personal details in the form of music (Lemonade being a prime example). By contrast, however, her daughter Blue Ivy seems to enjoy the spotlight. She has appeared on tracks with her mother and father, and she even dances ballet, picking up some of her mom’s famous dancing skills.

Megan Ellison

Megan Ellison
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Net Worth: $60 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Oracle

Megan Ellison is the daughter of Larry Ellison, who is the Oracle Corporation chairman. Megan is also a film producer who has been in the movie industry since 2007. She has produced some of the century’s most intriguing films including Zero Dark Thirty, American Hustle, Her, The Master, and Phantom Thread. She has been nominated for Oscars for nearly all these films.

Ellison was named on TIME’s “Most Influential” list for her contributions to modern cinema. She received her education from USC, but she dropped out of film school after a year. She originally worked as a boom operator before asking her father for money to finance low-budget movies. This early foray into producing included the Coen Brothers film True Grit, which successfully launched her career.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks
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Net Worth: $10 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Phillippi Sparks

Jordan Sparks is a singer and actress who is the daughter of Philippi Sparks, a former NFL player. She was born in Phoenix, and she is also a songwriter. Her genres are R&B and pop. She has had several hit albums and singles, such as SOS and Battlefield. She has sold more than one million albums and ten million singles in America.

She first became famous when she appeared on the talent show American Idol. She has since become one of the show’s most successful contestants of all time. She took a hiatus for five years from music before returning.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard
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Net Worth: $15 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Ron Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard is an actress and film director. She has been in the industry since 1989. Her father is Oscar-winning actor/director Ron Howard. She attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York, but she left to act on Broadway. She starred in the play “As You Like It,” performing the role of Rosalind.

While she was in the play, she caught the eye of famous director M. Night Shyamalan. Shyamalan cast her in The Village, a psychological thriller that released in 2004. She then starred in Lady in the Water, another Shyamalan film, in 2006. Howard’s career has since blossomed wonderfully.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine
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Net Worth: $90 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Fred Levine

Adam Levine is a singer and actor who also is the judge on the show The Voice, which he and his team have won three times. He was born in Los Angeles, and he started singing in 1994. He was originally part of the band Kara’s Flowers, which split up after releasing one album. The group ended up reforming and changing their name to Maroon 5.

The band’s albums have gone multi-platinum. To date, Maroon 5 has won three Grammys, three AMAs, eight BMAs, an MTVMA, and a World Music Award. Levine has also appeared in American Horror Story’s Asylum season (season 2).

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
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Net Worth: $50 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Edward Butera

Ariana Grande is a singer, actress, and songwriter who is one of the most popular contemporary artists in the world. She is best-known for her wide vocal range, which is reminiscent of a young Mariah Carey. She started acting on Broadway, appearing in the musical “13.” She became famous for her role on Victorious and Sam & Cat, two Nickelodeon shows.

She became a serious singer when she released her debut album, called Yours Truly. It peaked on the Billboard Charts. Her second, third, and fourth albums had higher success. She has had multiple #1 singles and won several Grammys.

Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti
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Net Worth: $25 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Angelo Bartlett Giamatti
Paul Giamatti is an actor and producer who has appeared in many different comedic and dramatic roles. He is the son of Angelo Giamatti, who was the president of Yale. Naturally, Paul went to Yale himself before becoming an actor. He first gained recognition for his role as Kenny in Private Parts in 1997. He also appeared in Saving Private Ryan.

His roles in American Splendor and Sideways were two critically-acclaimed performances. It was his role as Joe in Cinderella Man that won him an Oscar for his supporting role. He also recently played Jerry Heller in the film Straight Outta Compton.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer
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Net Worth: $16 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Michael Armand Hammer
Armie Hammer is a world-famous actor. His father is businessman Michael Hammer and his grandfather is Armand Hammer, a huge oil tycoon after whom Armie is named. Hammer was born in California, and he appeared in multiple TV shows. He had his first cinematic debut in Billy: The Early Years, where she starred as Billy Graham.

He won a Toronto Film Critics Award for his role as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Call Me by Your Name. He most recently appeared in On the Basis of Sex.

Spike Jonze
 

Spike Jonze
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Net Worth: $50 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Arthur H. Spiegel III

Spike Jonze is a famous American filmmaker whose real name is Adam Spiegel. He is the grandson of business founder Arthur Spiegel, who founded a consulting firm. His great-great-grandfather found the Spiegel catalog. Jonze first got into the media world when he photographed BMX riders as a teenager for skateboarding magazines.

He then started filming skating music videos and regular music videos with artists like Kanye West and Daft Punk. He started directing feature films in 1999, when he made Being John Malkovich, which earned him an Oscar nomination. He also directed the award-winning Her and Where the Wild Things Are.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara
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Net Worth: $12 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Timothy Christopher Mara
Rooney Mara is an heiress who is also an actress. She was born in upstate New York, and she now resides in Hollywood Hills. She attended George Washington University and New York University. Her family became rich as co-owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team. She has appeared in TV and cinematic productions.

Her breakout role was in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, where she played troubled hacker Lisbeth Salander. She was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her work in the film. She also appeared in the drama Carol, for which she received even more nominations, including from SAG and BAFTA.

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis © Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $20 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Dino De Laurentiis
Giada de Laurentiis is a TV personality, author, and chef. She is the host of Giada at Home, a Food Network Show, and she often co-hosts on the Today Show as a guest host. She founded GDL Foods, a catering company. She has received critical acclaim for her TV hosting skills. She won the Emmy for Lifestyle Host.

She has also been the recipient of a Gracie Award and received an induction into the Culinary Hall of Fame. She attended the University of California, as well as the cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. She was born in Rome, Italy.

Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll
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Net Worth: $500 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Kroll, Inc.
Nick Kroll is a writer, comedian, and actor. He was born in New York City to Jules Kroll and his wife, Lynn. Jules founded Kroll, Inc., which is a corporate risk consulting and investigations firm that is worth more than $1 billion. His acting skills have been mostly directed at comedies, which is a departure from his conservative familial background.

As an actor, Kroll has appeared in Cavemen, Big Mouth, Hello Show, The Oh and The League. He also starred in his own show, The Kroll Show. He appeared in the films I Love You, Man, Dinner for Schmucks, Get Him to the Greek, Date Night, and more.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
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Net Worth: $160 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is an actress and singer. She is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. Her genres are pop, soft rock, rock, and country. She first became famous when she appeared as Hannah Montana on the eponymous Disney series. She started her own solo career after that, which was very successful. She received the MTV Artist of the Year Award in 2013.

She is also an activist and founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, which helps to end youth homelessness and persecution of the LGBTQ community. She is slated to appear on the Netflix show Black Mirror next season.

Suri Cruise

Suri Cruise
Suri Cruise @SuriCruiseOfficial / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $300 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Tom Cruise (Father)
The young daughter of former power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes stands to inherit a whopper of a net worth someday. Her father is worth close to half a billion dollars by now, while her mother is worth nearly $30 million herself. Suri Cruise is the only biological offspring of superstar actor-producer Tom Cruise (he has two adopted children with former wife Nicole Kidman).

Suri was the subject of widespread media attention when she was born. She has since drifted out of the spotlight in the wake of Cruise and Holmes’ split several years ago. But with a net worth like that, she’s no doubt been enjoying some of the finer things in life already!

Georgia May Jagger

Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger © Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $360 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Mick Jagger
Georgia May Jagger is a model and designer who was born in England. She is the daughter of famous Rolling Stones musician Mick Jagger. Her mother is model Jerry Hall. She has been in the fashion industry since 2008. She first signed with Independent Models, and she is now represented by TESS.

She received the British Fashion Council’s Model of the Year Award in 2009. She has appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Versace, H&M, Vivienne Westwood, Miu Miu, and Hudson Jeans. She has a contract with London cosmetics company Rimmel. She has also appeared in Angel Fragrance by Thierry Mugler commercials.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones
Rashida Jones © Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $25 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Quincy Jones & Peggy Lipton
Rashida Jones is an acclaimed actress, writer, and producer. She is also an activist for women’s rights and women’s causes. She attended Harvard University. Her father is world-famous music producer Quincy Jones. She first got her acting start in TV shows, playing Karen on The Office and Louisa on Boston Public. She also played Anne on Parks & Rec.

She co-wrote the film Celeste and Jesse Forever. She also appeared in the films The Social Network, I Love You, Man and Our Idiot Brother. She directed part of the documentary series Hot Girls Wanted, discussing the exploitation of the sex/entertainment industry in America.

Allison Williams

Allison Williams
Allison Williams © JStone / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $2 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Brian Williams
Allison Williams is an actress who is the daughter of famous journalist and news anchor Brian Williams. She famously played Marnie on the TV series Girls, and she received critical acclaim for her role in Get Out, a horror film that was Oscar-nominated in 2017. Her mother is Jane Stoddard, a TV producer.

Allison attended Yale University, and she first started acting as part of Just Add Water, a comedy troupe at Yale. After her appearance in Get Out, she was cast in the film The Perfection, which is a horror movie on Netflix that will be released at the end of May this year.

Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel
Alexa Ray Joel © Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $10 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Billy Joel
Alexa Ray Joel is the daughter of prolific singer Billy Joel. She was born in Manhattan, and she herself has become a singer in the pop, soul, and blues genres. She is also a songwriter and pianist (both classical piano and keyboards).

Joel’s mother is famous model Christie Brinkley. Her middle name, Ray, is an homage to musician Ray Charles, who was a close friend to her father. She has been in the music industry since 2006, and she has been signed to the labels The Hang Productions, Inc., Audio Bee, and ARJ Music (most recently).

Travis Knight

Travis Knight
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Net Worth: $34 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Nike
Travis Knight is the son of Phil Knight, who founded Nike. Knight’s grandfather is William Knight, a famous publisher. Travis graduated from Portland State, and he currently lives in Oregon. He has had an interesting string of careers. He was first a rapper, using a recording studio that he built on the ground floor of his father’s mansion.

He went under the name “Chilly Tee,” and he produced a demo by himself that was surprisingly successful. He switched careers, deciding to put his creativity elsewhere, becoming a film director, producer, and animator. He is the lead animator for the Laika movie studio. Laika has produced beloved films, including Coraline and Kubo & the Two Strings. He received an Academy Award nomination for best animated feature, cementing his status as a top animator.

Susan Rockefeller

Susan Rockefeller
Susan Rockefeller © lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $3.3 million*
Wealth Inherited From: John D. Rockefeller
Susan Rockefeller is an heir by marriage to the Standard Oil fortune. Standard Oil was a major oil company in the early twentieth century. It was founded by John D. Rockefeller. At its height, it was worth around $313 billion. Susan Rockefeller is, in addition to an heiress, a conservationist and philanthropist who sits on the board of many different charities.

She attended Hampshire College, where she got her BA. She received her MA from NYU. She lives in NYC with her husband, David, who is directly linked to the fortune. She is a filmmaker, and her films explore difficult issues, including the destruction of the ecosystem, PTSD, ocean acidification and poisoning, poverty, racism, illness, and more. Her films have been featured on educational channels and received awards from the NOAA.

The Bezos Children

The Bezos Children
The Bezos Children @Joe_Taslim / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $131 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Amazon, Inc.
Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon, an e-commerce brand that made Bezos the richest man in America. He originally started Amazon as a book-selling company in the 1990s, but the e-commerce world quickly exploded as the Internet took off.

Now, Amazon sells almost anything. The Bezos children, of which there are four, will be the beneficiaries of Bezos’ record-shattering fortune. Even after Bezos’ split from his wife, the children stand to inherit a massive billion-dollar legacy.

Alexa Dell

Alexa Dell
Alexa Dell © BizBuzzAmerica / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $27 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Dell Technologies
Alexa Dell is one of the more well-known figures in the American socialite scene. Her father is the CEO of Dell Technologies, a tech company that has made Dell’s father (and Alexa herself) more than twenty-eight billion dollars. She is also engaged to Harrison Refoua, who has made millions from real estate and is worth around $3 million.

She grew up in Austin, Texas, and her home was a mansion called “The Castle.” She was always very interested in fashion and photography, and her parents encouraged that interest. She has a thriving Instagram presence, with followers who hang on her every word. When she was in high school, she interned at fashion houses throughout New York City. She is still very involved in the fashion and social NYC scene.

Nancy Walton Laurie

Nancy Walton Laurie
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Net Worth: $ billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Bud Walton (Walmart)
Nancy Walton Laurie is an heiress to the Walmart fortune. Her parents were Bud Walton and Audrey Walton, and her net worth is in the billions. She is married to Bill Laurie, a former NBA coach (and player). She resides in Bel-Air, where she recently purchased a $40 million mansion.

Ann Kroenke is her sister. Laurie attended the University of Memphis for her education, which is where she met her husband. She donated $25 million to build a new Mizzou (University of Missouri) sports arena, even though her daughter, Paige, went to USC. Laurie wanted the new arena named after Paige, but ultimately the name change never came to pass. Afterwards, the Lauries allowed Mizzou to remove Paige’s name from existing facilities.

James Murdoch

James Murdoch
James Murdoch @NRKbeta / Wikimedia.com

Net Worth: $500 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Rupert Murdoch
James Murdoch is the son of Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul behind Fox News. He was born in London, but he resides in the US. He attended Harvard University. He was, at one point, the chairman of 21st Century Fox, a huge corporation that controlled media channels throughout the world.

Murdoch was the chair of News Corp, as well as Sky PLC. He was in charge of News International, a British publication. He also was in charge of News of the World, SKY Italia, STAR TV, and SKY Italia, all of which spanned continents. He is still on the News Corp board, and he is the chairman of News International.

Ann Kroenke

Ann Kroenke
Ann Kroenke @hbcuwallstreet / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $6.6 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Walmart, Inc.
Ann Kroenke and her siblings are heirs to the Walmart fortune. Walmart, a line of mega-retail stores, has managed to rake up profits into the billions each year. Kroenke resides in Missouri, and she received her education from Lincoln University, as well as Columbia College of Missouri. Her net worth is around $7 billion.

She has been married to Stan Kroenke since 1974, and the two have two children. It was her father, Bud Walton, who was the early business partner and brother of Sam Walton, who founded the retail chain. Her husband owns several sports teams, including the LA Rams, Arsenal FC and the Colorado Rapids. Her husband has managed to make a fortune in his own right, increasing the family’s wealth by an enormous amount.

Douglas Durst

Douglas Durst
Douglas Durst of The Durst Organization @childrensrights / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $600 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Seymour Durst
Douglas Durst is the heir to the Durst fortune, which was built from real estate. His father was tycoon Seymour Durst. He attended the University of California (Berkeley), and he is the president of the Durst Organization and a current real estate tycoon in his own right. His grandfather, Joseph, immigrated from Austria-Hungary in the early twentieth century.

Despite being very poor, Joseph still was able to get a footing in the real estate market. He founded the Durst Organization, and it has been handed down through the family. Durst Organization is famous for developing the World Trade Center. It has also built 4 Times Square, the Helena, the Epic, and the Bryant Park Bank of America Tower. These buildings are all dozens upon dozens of stories high.

Dirk Ziff

Dirk Ziff
Dirk Ziff © surfallbeaches / Instagram.com


Net Worth: $4.8 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: William Bernard Ziff, Jr.
Dirk Ziff is one of the sons of publishing tycoon William Ziff, Jr. Dirk and his brothers inherited the family business, which included the Ziff Davis publications of PC Magazine, Popular Aviation, Car and Driver and more. His parents were war heroes, and they received the Israeli Righteous Among Nations honorific for their efforts to provide sanctuary and refuge to Jewish people during WWII.

Ziff attended Columbia and Harvard. He resides in North Palm Beach and his family is known for their frequent vacations to Martha’s Vineyard. He and his brothers inherited just five percent of Ziff Davis, choosing instead to open their own hedge fund firm. The firm took off, and the Ziff Brothers Investments has stakes in real estate, commodities, hedge, funds and more.

Lloyd Goldman

Lloyd Goldman
Lloyd Goldman © AndyFeinberg / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $3 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: BLDG Mgmt.
Lloyd Goldman is part of the massive real estate empire known as BLDG Management, and his uncle, Sol, was, at one point, New York City’s biggest landlord. His father, Irving, was also an investor. Sol owned almost six-hundred properties that spanned the commercial and residential sectors. This was during the 1980s. The portfolio was given to Lloyd. He then added to it in the 1990s when he purchased land at government auctions for distressed properties.

Goldman founded the real estate company called BLDG in 1984. BLDG itself owns more than 250 commercial/residential properties across the country. BLDG has around $2 billion in retail annually. However, it wasn’t until 2018 that Lloyd actually built a residential building in New York City. His holdings had previously been major office skyscrapers in the city.

Donald Newhouse

Donald Newhouse
Donald Newhouse © HeatherSpeach / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $12 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Sam Newhouse
Donald Newhouse is the heir to the publishing fortune built by Sam Newhouse. Sam Newhouse founded Advance Publications in 1922. Donald inherited the business from his father and now owns the controlling stake. Advance became somewhat of a holding company. It owns magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. Not only does Advance own magazines, but it also owns papers in cities.

The papers include The Oregonian, Plain-Dealer, and Star-Ledger. Advance has stakes in Discovery Communications and Bright House Networks, both of which are cable companies. Donald Newhouse comes from a lineage of business beyond his father, who came from Belarussian and Austrian Jewish immigrants. They moved to Manhattan. His mother’s parents were silk tie importers, and his mother was a well-regarded philanthropist.

Randa Williams

Randa Williams
Randa Williams @Forbes / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $5.6 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Dan L. Duncan
Randa Williams was born in Texas, and she attended Rice University and the University of Houston. Her father was Dan Duncan, who headed Enterprise Products. Enterprise is a huge company spanning the entire nation. It is an oil and gas company that is privately-held, staying in the family and making Randa and her siblings a lot of passive income.

Formerly, Williams was a practicing lawyer with a Texas firm before becoming the CEO of Enterprise. She was then the VP of Enterprise, serving in that role from 1994 to 2001. She made headlines when she and her siblings became the first American billionaires to not pay any estate tax. She is Houston Zoo board member, as well as a trustee for the Houston Natural Science Museum. She is a non-executive chairman of Enterprise now.

Sol Goldman

Sol Goldman
Sol Goldman @Forbes / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $3 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: BLDG Mgmt.
Sol Goldman was the uncle of Lloyd Goldman, and he was, at one point, the largest landlord working in New York City, with more than 1,900 properties to his name at the peak of his business. He was born in Brooklyn and resided in Manhattan. His brother was also a real estate investor. He and his partner, Alex DiLorenzo, founded the business. The business was based in non-institutional real estate.

Sol went to Brooklyn College, but he dropped out during the Great Depression, purchasing his first property at age sixteen. The property was foreclosed. Sol went to his neighbors and raised money, giving them their investment back over time. He became an active buyer in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite problems in the 1970s, his business bounced back handily.

Daniel Ziff

Daniel Ziff
Daniel Ziff @WSJmarkets / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $4.8 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: William Bernard Ziff, Jr.


Daniel Ziff is part of the Ziff Brothers Investments trio. He inherited the Davis Ziff fortune—roughly five percent of it, to be exact. He decided to invest his percentage into the Ziff Brothers Investments business. His brothers followed him in this venture, and the three build a successful financial firm with investments in real estate, commodities, hedge funds, and more, bringing their net worth counts into the billions.

His father was William Ziff Jr., who founded the magazine empire, Ziff Davis. His parents were Jewish Americans who received honorifics from the State of Israel for their contributions to housing refugees during WWII. He and his brothers also helped founded Och-Ziff Capital Management with hedge fund mogul Daniel Och. Och’s firm gave them a 10% investment back, and it has been around since 2007.

Herbert Fisk Johnson III

Herbert Fisk Johnson III
Herbert Fisk Johnson III © sfhRwanda / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $4 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: SC Johnson
Herbert Fisk Johnson III is the heir to the S.C. Johnson & Son fortune. He was born in Wisconsin and he attended Cornell University and the S.C. Johnson Graduate School for Business Management. His great-great-grandfather founded S.C. Johnson and handed it down through generations. S.C. Johnson is a cleaning goods company that specializes in pretty much everything you would ever need to take care of your home.

His father is Sam Johnson Jr., who was also part of the S.C. Johnson leadership. Herbert Johnson also has political experience. He was part of the Trade Policy & Negotiation Presidential Committee. He also has been part of sustainable development and conservation groups, which work internationally to preserve the environment and increase ethical trade practices for MNCs.

Robert Ziff

Robert Ziff
Robert Ziff @StatPhys27 / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $4.8 Billion*
Wealth Inherited From: William Bernard Ziff, Jr.

Robert Ziff is the third of the Ziff brothers to take his five percent of the Ziff Davis empire and invest it into a financial management firm, as opposed to taking control of the media business. His father tried to get him and his brothers to take control of the company, but none of them showed interest in it.

Ziff Brothers Investments is a financial organization with holdings in a ton of different financial vehicles and investment tools. It manages hedge funds, invests in real estate, and invests in commodities as well. Robert Ziff made headlines when he began openly donating millions to Republican politicians who support LGBTQ marriage, a break from the party’s more traditionalist platform. His brothers supported him in this venture.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey ©Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $18 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Rob Grant

Lana del Rey is the daughter of Rob Grant Jr., a wealthy tech developer, and she was born in New York City. She was raised upstate, and she started working in music in 2005, pursuing her career in the city. She rose to fame in 2011 after her single, Video Games, took off. She then signed with Interscope, followed by Polydor.

Her first album, called Born to Die, spawned several singles, including the top-ten hit, Summertime Sadness. Lana Del Rey has sold sixteen million albums and 5.5 million singles in the US and worldwide. Her music videos on Youtube’s Vevo have over 3.5 billion hits.

Kelly Osbourne
 

Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne ©Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $15 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Ozzy Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of rockstar Ozzy Osbourne and his business mogul wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne. Kelly became famous after appearing on the reality show The Osbournes, which featured her and her family and won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Reality Show” back in 2002.

Osbourne has turned to fashion design and modeling, and she is also a published author. She was a judge on Fashion Police on the E! network, as well as on Project Runway Junior and Australia’s Got Talent. Osbourne also took third place on Dancing with the Stars, alongside her partner, dancer Louis van Amstel.

Brett Icahn

Brett Icahn
Brett Icahn @ForbesPersFin / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $8 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn is one of the richest people in America, and his son has a net worth that is nothing to scoff at either. Carl is the majority shareholder of the company Icahn Enterprises, an investment company headquartered in New York. Brett is his son, and, after a stint directing arthouse movies, he joined Icahn Enterprises back in 2002.

Brett is the co-manager of a hedge fund alongside David Schechter, and he and his partner had the good fortune to invest heavily in Netflix and Apple, bringing in returns of fifty percent. He also is on the board of American Railcar Industries.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams ©Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $16 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Larry R. Williams


Michelle Williams is an actress and the daughter of investor Larry R. Williams. The Montana native has been in Hollywood since 1993. She was emancipated from her parents at age fifteen, and she then began acting on Dawson’s Creek, a teen drama. She followed that with acting in several low-profile movies before she had her breakthrough.

She appeared in Brokeback Mountain and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance alongside her partner at the time, the talented actor Heath Ledger. Williams has also appeared in movies like Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn, and Blue Valentine.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid ©JStone / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $29 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Mohamed Hadid

Mohamed Hadid is one of the world’s most notable architects. He has two daughters and a son. Both of his daughters, Bella and Gigi, are supermodels. Gigi signed to IMG in 2013, and she was ranked as one of the Top 50 Models by Models.com the year after. The British Fashion Council named her International Model of the Year in 2016.

Hadid has been modeling for six years and, in that time period, she has appeared on international Vogue covers over thirty-five times. The 5’10” model was born in LA, where she still resides. Her mother is model Yolanda Hadid. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $250 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Gerard Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis Dreyfus is the heir to her family’s fortune, and she is also a wealthy actress even in her own right. The New York native got her start on Saturday Night Live in the early eighties before she had her breakthrough in 1989, when she appeared for nine seasons as Elaine on the hit sitcom Seinfeld.

In addition to that role, she has also appeared on The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep, both commercially-successful sitcoms as well. Dreyfus has won eleven Emmys, eight of which are for acting and three of which are for producing.

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $75 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Hiroaki Aoki
Steve Aoki is a musician who is the son of the founder of Benihana, one of the most popular chain restaurants in the world. Aoki is also a DJ and record producer. The music exec has worked with acts like Iggy Azalea, Louis Tomlinson, Fall Out Boy, Lauren Jauregui, Kid Cudi, and more.

Aoki has released several albums, including the dance/rock album Wonderland, which charted on Billboard and was nominated for a Grammy back in 2013. He also founded his own charity, called the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which helps provide disaster and humanitarian relief across the world.  

Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush
Kristian Bush ©Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $20 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: A.J. Bush
Kristian Bush is a songwriter and singer. He is the grandson of the founder of Bush Brothers & Co., makers of Bush’s Baked Beans, but his family sold their shares in the company when he was little (though his cousin, Jay, is still the spokesman for the company). 

The Tennessee native got his start in music performing as the opening act for country star Dolly Parton. He and Parton were both from the same hometown outside of Knoxville, and his first performance was at the Bush’s Beans Jamboree. Bush then went on to found the folk duo Billy Pilgrim, followed by Sugarland, which recently reunited.  

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke ©lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $15 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Alan Thicke
Actor Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring had a son, Robin Thicke, who grew up to be one of the most famous musicians in the world. Robin was born in LA, and he is a singer-songwriter and record producer who has collaborated with artists like Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Usher, Kid Cudi, and more.

He also produced albums like Confessions by Usher and Tha Carter III, by Lil Wayne. He has released his own singles, including Magic, Sex Therapy, and Lost Without U, as well as the controversial single, Blurred Lines, which boosted him to international fame back in 2013. 

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney ©DFree / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $75 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Paul McCartney
Stella McCartney is the daughter of Beatles musician Paul McCartney and animal rights activist and photographer Linda McCartney. McCartney is, like her parents, a huge animal rights supporter and vegetarian activist. She also is a fashion designer. Stella was educated at Ravensbourne University in London, England.

Her company, Stella McCartney Fashions, has a partnership with Adidas, which has proven to be one of her most profitable collections. Her clothes have been modeled by the likes of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, and she was selected as a British cultural icon by Sir Peter Blake for his Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover.

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling ©Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $500,000*
Wealth Inherited From:  Aaron Spelling 

Tori Spelling is the daughter of businessman movie producer Aaron Spelling. Tori is best-known for her role as Donna on Beverly Hills, 90210, which she started in 1990. The show was produced by her father, and that launched her career. Since then, she has appeared in several TV movies.

Her movie credits include A Friend to Die For, The Last Sharknado, Scary Movie 2, Trick, Kiss the Bride, A Carol Christmas, and more. She wrote an autobiography in 2009, called Stori Telling, and this book topped the New York Times bestseller list. It was named the best celebrity autobiography of that year.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith
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Net Worth: $8 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Will Smith
Jaden Smith is the son of actor and musician Will Smith, and Jaden is a gifted actor/musician in his own right. His first movie role took place alongside his father in 2006. He and Will starred in The Pursuit of Happyness. Two years later, Smith was in The Day the Earth Stood Still, followed by The Karate Kid in 2010.

In 2013, he rejoined his father for the movie After Earth, which was, unfortunately, critically panned. After that movie, he decided to take a break from acting and focus on music. He released his first mixtape in 2014. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis ©Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $35 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: Tony Curtis

Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis became famous after her appearance in a string of late-seventies and eighties horror films, starting with her role as Laurie in the wildly successful horror franchise, Halloween. She has appeared in The Fog, Terror Train, and Prom Night, as well as the four sequels in the Halloween series.

She has also appeared in comedies like Trading Places, for which she won a BAFTA. She won a Golden Globe for her role as Helen in True Lies. She also appeared in Freaky Friday opposite Lindsay Lohan. She is the daughter of actress Janet Leigh and actor Tony Curtis. 

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart ©Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $70 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: John Stewart

In 2010 and 2012, Kristen Stewart was listed as the world’s highest-paid actress. She was born in LA, and her parents, including TV producer John Stewart, worked in show business. She began acting as a child in 1999. In 2002, she started gaining notice for her roles when she portrayed Jodie Foster’s daughter in the movie Panic Room.

That role was followed by Speak, Catch That Kid, Zathura, and Into the Wild. She became internationally famous when she appeared in the Twilight series, which was a fantasy saga that grossed around $3.3 billion worldwide and also starred Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson.

Paul Menard

Paul Menard
Paul Menard ©Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $50 Million*
Wealth Inherited From: John Menard, Jr.
John Menard Jr. is the founder of the home improvement chain, Menards, which is popular in the Midwest. John Paul Menard, John Jr.’s son, is a former stock car racer that competed in the NASCAR Monster energy Cup Series. He raced the No. 21 Ford Mustang. His company was Wood Brothers Racing.

He retired after the 2019 season, no longer competing regularly. He also made appearances in the No. 12 Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, racing for Team Penske. He has won four races and placed in the top ten over 170 times. One win was the 2011 Brickyard 400.

Carl Cook

Carl Cook
Carl Cook @NationalTrustForHistoricPreservation / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $10.2 Billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Bill Cook
Carl Cook has a net worth in the billions, thanks to his management of Cook Group. Cook Group is a medical company that was founded by his parents, the late William Cook and Gayle Cook. Carl was born in 1962, and he received his education at the University of Iowa, followed by Purdue University.

He inherited his parents’ company and their vision for the company. Cook began working for Cook Group after college, and he was in charge of setting up computer systems for the company in France and Germany. He is married to Marcy Heshelman, a Cook Inc. auditor.

Teddy Schwarzman

Teddy Schwarzman
Teddy Shwarzmann @Teddy Schwarzman / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $3.5 Billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Jay Pritzker 
Gigi Pritzker is the daughter of businessman Jay Pritzker, and she is also a philanthropist and film producer. She graduated from Stanford, where she took courses in documentary filmmaking. These courses inspired her to become a producer. She, alongside her friend Deborah Del Prete, founded their own film company, called Odd Lot Entertainment.

Odd Lot has backed some pretty big-name films, including Rabbit Hole, which starred Nicole Kidman, and Drive, which starred Ryan Gosling. Her company also released Ender’s Game, which featured Harrison Ford and was based on a novel by Orson Scott Card. She is married to Michael Pucker.

Liz Simons

Liz Simons
Liz Simons @ucbsoj / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $16.5 Billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Jim Simons
Liz Simons is the heiress to a major hedge fund fortune created by her father, billionaire hedge fund manger Jim Simons. Liz started her own foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, back in 2007 alongside her husband, Mark Heising. She also sits on the board of Foundation for a Just Society and the Learning Policy Institute, both nonprofits.

Her father, Jim Simons, was also a dedicated philanthropist and donor. Despite giving his daughter billions, Liz still pursued work as a teacher. She was a Spanish ESL teacher before she retired to focus on her charity full time. Her main causes are social.

Allegra Versace Beck

Allegra Versace Beck
Allegra Versace Beck @Allegra Versace Beck / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $800 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Donatella Versace 
Allegra Versace Beck is the daughter of Versace CEO Donatella Versace and Paul Beck. She has a net worth of $800 million. Beck is involved in the Versace business as well, and the heiress and socialite, who was born in Milan, Italy, is a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A.

She also has worked in NYC as a theatre dresser. She attended UCLA and Brown University, as well as the British School of Milan. The heiress was the niece of Gianni Versace, and she inherited a large segment of his fortune after he died, as he was quite the doting uncle.

Roberta Armani

Roberta Armani
Roberta Armani ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $27 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Giorgio Armani
Roberta Armani is the niece of designer Giorgio Armani. She is also an actress, which is how she has made some of her millions. The actress has starred in movies such as Mary Magdalene, Hannibal, and Brigands. Armani grew up in Milan, Italy. She was born in 1970, and she turned sixteen when her uncle’s brand, Emporio Armani, took off.

She moved to New York City when she was sixteen to work at the Armani Store on Madison Avenue in New York City. She still works for the brand from the Armani headquarters, which used to be a ducal palace.

Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain
Frances Bean Cobain ©DFree / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $11.2 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Kurt Cobain 
Frances Bean Cobain makes $100,000 a month from her late father’s estate. Her father was Nirvana frontman and rockstar Kurt Cobain, who tragically passed away in 1992 when Frances Cobain was just two years old. Frances controls her father’s legacy, as she is the sole holder of the rights to his image and music.

Frances Cobain is a model, musician, and visual artist in her own right. The heiress has starred in a documentary about her father, called Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. She attended Bard College after being raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is Hole singer Courtney Love.

Ronald Lauder

Ronald Lauder
Ronald Lauder ©lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $4.3 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Estee Lauder 
Ronald Lauder is a businessman, political activist, and art collector. He is the heir to the Estee Lauder fortune, and his mother was Estee Lauder, who founded the global cosmetics company that bears her name. Lauder is the father of Aerin and Jane Lauder, both of whom are involved in the fashion/cosmetics industry as well.

Ronald Lauder is also the head of the World Jewish Congress, and he recently donated $25 million to support the fight against anti-Semitism. He was born in New York City in 1944, and he and his wife, Jo Carole, have been married since 1967.

Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers

Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers
Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers @Francoise Bettencourt Meyer / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $58.3 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Liliane Bettencourt 
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is currently the richest woman in the world. She is the daughter of Liliana Bettencourt, who founded the cosmetics company L’Oreal. Meyers was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France in 1953, and she inherited her mother’s fortune after her mother’s death in 2017.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a mother of two, and she is married to Jean-Pierre Meyers. While her family still owns L’Oreal, Francois Bettencourt Meyers is also a scholar by trade. She has published several historical books about the stories behind Greek mythology and The Bible. She is the chairwoman of L’Oreal, with a net worth of over $59 billion.

Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson ©Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $100 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Michael Jackson 
Paris Jackson is the daughter of actress Debbie Rowe and the late pop star Michael Jackson, who left behind a net worth of half a billion dollars. Paris Jackson has two siblings, Prince II and Michael Jr. Paris is an actress and musician herself, appearing in the movie Gringo in 2018 and the TV show Star from 2016 until 2019.

Paris was born in Beverly Hills in 1998. The twenty-one-year-old heiress also began modeling, a departure from her childhood, where her father famously used a blanket to prevent her and her siblings’ faces from being seen by the cameras. 

Dorothy Wang

Dorothy Wang
Dorothy Wang ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $10 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Roger Wang 
Dorothy Wang’s father is Roger Wang, who is the CEO of real estate development, clothing retailer, and auto repair group Golden Eagle International. Her father is a billionaire mogul, and Wang has made $10 million in her own right from appearances on TV and as a model. Wang was born in Beverly Hills, California.

The 31-year-old model’s mother is Vivien Wang, and she was educated at the University of Southern California. You might recognize Dorothy from TV shows such as Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and Famously Single. RKBH aired from 2014 until 2016, and it was what made her famous. 

Peter Brant Jr

Peter Brant Jr
Peter Brant Jr ©lev radin / Shutterstock.com


Net Worth: $2 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Peter Brant Sr. 
Socialite Peter Brant Jr. is a model and socialite. He is the son of Peter Brant Sr., an American industrialist worth half a billion dollars. Peter Jr.’s mother is supermodel Steph Seymour. Peter Jr. was born in New York City in 1993, and he attended Bard College.

The heir and his brother, Harry, launched a well-regarded cosmetics line with for the makeup company Mac Cosmetics. The line is designed to be gender-neutral, and it is aimed at creating a more inclusive makeup environment for all genders. The ] cosmetics line has done well with the gender-fluid youth movement. 

Eden Sassoon

Eden Sassoon
Eden Sassoon ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $20 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Vidal Sassoon 
Eden Sassoon is the daughter of millionaire hairstylist and business mogul Vidal Sassoon, and she is also an actress in her own right. She appeared in the movie Mind Games in 1996, and she had a role in Reset in 2016. Eden is also a member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she and her cast-mates always bring the drama.

Eden is a mother of two, Tyler Devito and Olivia Devito. Eden is doing well financially, and she recently made headlines when she had reality TV cameras come in and film her facelift, which cost $25,000.

Paige Laurie

Paige Laurie
Paige Laurie @RiverfrontTimes / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $6 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: The Walton Family 
Paige Laurie is a billionaire, and she recently purchased a house worth $40 million with her spouse, Patrick Dubbert. Laurie is the grand-niece of the founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton, and she is also the granddaughter of Bud Walton, Sam’s younger brother, and his business partner.

She is related to the Walmart founders through her mother, Nancy Walton Laurie. Her father is Bill Laurie, the co-chair of an entertainment company and the former owner of a sports team, the St. Louis Blues. Paige Laurie’s six-billion-dollar net worth makes her one of the United States’ (and the world’s) richest women.

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder
Aerin Lauder ©Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $80 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Estee Lauder

In November 2013, Aerin Lauder’s net worth hit $1 billion, and it has continued to nearly triple that since then. Aerin is the heiress to the Estee Lauder fortune, and she is also a published author, writing Aspen Style. She has stayed with her family’s company. She works as the image and style director of the Estee Lauder brand.

She also has her own line of clothes, perfume, furniture, and cosmetics, called AERIN. Lauder has her own accessories collection as well, and she is well-known on social media as a style influencer, with hundreds of thousands of followers on all platforms.

Jennifer Gates

Jennifer Gates
Jennifer Gates @ jenniferkgates / Instagram.com


Net Worth: $20 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Bill Gates 
Jennifer Gates, at just twenty-three, is poised to become a billionaire. She is the daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife, philanthropist Melinda Gates. Jennifer Gates is a Stanford University graduate, and she is also a very dedicated equestrian. She described herself as a “lifetime learner” in an interview with CNN.

She shares her inheritance with her siblings, Phoebe Adele and Rory John. Considering that her parents’ net worth is almost $109 billion, splitting that shouldn’t be a problem. There is no word yet on whether Jennifer will go into the tech industry as her parents did.

Douglas Durst

Douglas Durst
Douglas Durst @politicony / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $4.4 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Joseph Durst 
Douglas Durst has a net worth in the billions, thanks to an inheritance that started him out in 1997 at $650 million. Durst has joined his family business of real estate development and investment. The business was founded by his grandfather, Joseph Durst. His father was Seymour Durst.

Douglas was educated at New York University. He and his wife, Susanne, have been married since 1967, and they have three children. The billionaire is known for making very few public statements, instead letting his ventures in the Manhattan real estate business speak for him. His net worth is now over $4 billion. 

Barron Nicholas Hilton II

Barron Nicholas Hilton II
Barron Nicholas Hilton II @barronhilton / Instagram.com

Net Worth: $5 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Conrad Hilton 
Barron Hilton II is the brother of Paris, Nicky, and Conrad Hilton, all of which are heirs to the Hilton family fortune, which comes from hotels and real estate development. Barron is named after his grandfather, who recently passed away in 2019 and was the founder of the family business.

Barron II was born in NYC in 1989, and he has taken to acting and directing. His film credits include En Passant, Metamorphosis, Junior Year, Spring to Winter, and more. Barron II recently married Tessa Grafin von Walderdorff, a member of the royal family Walderdorff, just two years ago in 2018.

Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis ©s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $55 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Marvin Davis 
Brandon Davis is the heir to the Davis family fortune, which comes from Davis Petroleum. Marvin Davis was the founder of that oil company, and he also briefly owned 20th Century Fox, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Aspen Skiing Company, and Pebble Beach Corporation. He ha a net worth of $5.2 billion.

Marvin was born in 1925, and he had five children, and many grandchildren, one of which being Brandon. Brandon has taken to more of an eclectic, artsy vibe. He launches pop-up art shows for artists such as Bosco Sodi in locations like Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

Alice Walton

Alice Walton
Alice Walton @Forbes / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $44 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: The Walton Family 
The entire Walton Family has a net worth in the hundreds of billions. Alice Walton is the heir to the Walmart, Inc. fortune, and she has a net worth of $47 billion, the majority of which comes from her ownership in stock in the company. The Arizona native is an alumnus of Trinity University. She is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.

She has stepped away from the family business, unlike her siblings (Rob, Jim, and John). She instead has taken to curating art. She has an art collection that is reportedly worth around $500 million in total.

Sam Branson

Sam Branson
Sam Branson ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $1 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Richard Branson 
Sam Branson is the heir to the Branson fortune, which was founded by his father, Richard Branson, who is the head of Virgin Group. Virgin Groupe is a collection of hundreds of companies under the Virgin brand. Sam Branson has gone his own way as a filmmaker and social media influencer.

He recently embarked on a 1,400-mile journey across the Arctic. He did the three-month journey by dogsled and documented it on his Instagram and Twitter accounts to raise awareness about the perils of environmental destruction. He has also appeared in movies like Superman Returns and Famous and Fearless.

Zachary Dell

Zachary Dell
Zachary Dell @anupamifs / Twitter.com


Net Worth: $8 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Michael Dell 
Zachary Dell is the son of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell, whose net worth reaches into the billions, thanks to his computer company’s ever-growing stock. Zachary is somewhat of a techie himself, as he has decided to get into the online dating game by developing the app ThreadDating, which is designed for college students.

Zachary is one of four siblings (the other three are Alexa, Kira, and Juliette). He lives a far less lavish life than Alexa Dell, his sister, who is well known for her social media. Fun fact: Michael Dell reportedly spends around $2.7 million on security per year on his family.

David Ellison

David Ellison
David Ellison ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Net Worth: $1 million*
Wealth Inherited From: Larry Ellison 
David Ellison is the heir to the Ellison fortune. His father is billionaire Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison. David runs his own company, Skydance Media. Skydance partnered with Paramount in 2010, raising $350 million to help it produce some of history’s biggest blockbusters.

Skydance’s movies include Mission: Impossible, World War Z, Annihilation, Jack Reacher, True Grit, several Star Trek movies, and more. He made the 30 Under 30 Forbes list back in 2011 (he is now thirty-seven). He is also a licensed pilot for both helicopter aviation and commercial flight. He also is licensed in aerobatics, and he performed at 2003’s Stars of Tomorrow.

Gwendolyn Meyer

Gwendolyn Meyer
Gwendolyn [email protected] / Facebook.com

Net Worth: $4.4 billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Cargill
Gwendolyn Meyer was born in 1962 and she currently resides in California. She is an heiress and equestrian, as well as a mother of two. Her mother was Marion Pictet, and her great-great-grandfather was Cargill founder William W. Cargill. She lives in Santa Fe on Coral Reef Ranch. Meyer is dedicated to equestrianism, and she has won several prizes for her efforts.

Cargill is a multinational conglomerate that is primarily focused on agriculture and agribusiness. It provides seed and livestock feed for companies. It also has its hand in the real estate market, as well as oil and gas, chocolate, and meatpacking. The company rakes in tens of billions per year.

Eve Jobs

Eve Jobs
Eve Jobs @BolesworthInt / Twitter.com

Net Worth: $2 Billion*
Wealth Inherited From: Steve Jobs
Ironically, the mostly-unknown daughter of Steve Jobs and Lauren Powell-Jobs is currently a student at Stanford – the exact same campus where her parents met those many years ago. Little is known about Eve Jobs other than her conquest as a champion equestrian – and that she’s an heiress to Jobs’ $20 billion empire.

These days Eve stays mostly out of the spotlight, even limiting her social media presence to the bare minimum. But she has been a vocal champion of her late father’s philosophical outlook on life, even going so far as posting quotes from her father on Instagram.