10 Celebrities Who Led Wealthy Lives Before Being Famous

We assumed that celebrities’ fame and fortune come from the platform of artistic talent. Most stars have to work extremely hard to achieve fame and even harder to maintain it. Some actors had to act a scene dozens of times while some singers worked in the recording room all day. However, the lavish lives led by wealthy celebrities don’t always come as a result of their efforts. Some celebs were luckily born into wealthy families, some were kids of famous people, who have helped open doors for them throughout their careers.
For example, Arana Grande’s parents were both corporate bigwigs. Her mom was CEO of Hose- McCann Communications while her dad owned a graphic design firm in Florida. Their connections helped Ariana get her start, landing her gigs performing on cruise ships and singing the National Anthem at sporting events.
Below are 10 celebs who were rich before they were famous.

#1 Rooney and Kate Mara

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Two beautiful actresses, Rooney and Kate Mara came from a wealthy family. Their father's side of the family founded the New York Giants franchise, while their mother's side founded the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both franchises are estimated to be worth about $1 billion each.

#2 Psy

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His hit “Gangnam Style” made Psy the first Korean pop star to top the Apple music download charts, but success is nothing new to the rapper’s family. His father, Park Won-Ho, is the chairman and controlling shareholder of the South Korean semiconductor company D.I.Corp. His mother owned the restaurant Modern Bapsang in Seoul.

#3 Kelly Chen

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Kelly’s humble personality and talented voice kickstarted her fame across Asia, so it’s hard to believe that she came from a wealthy business family. Her father owns a successful jewelry business, and with her father's connections, the Hong Kong singer was never short on jewelry sponsorships for red carpet events.

#4 Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Seinfeld star came from a family with a net worth in the billions. Her father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, is the chairman of the Louis-Dreyfus Group and has an estimated net worth of 4 billion dollars.

#5 Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are sibling actors, but Hollywood is nothing new to the Gyllenhaal family. Their father, Stephen, is a famous director and their mother is Oscar-nominated screenwriter Naomi Foner.

#6 Choi Siwon

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Choi Siwon is one of the most well-known chaebols in K-entertainment, he was born into the lap of luxury. His dad is reportedly the former CEO of Boryung Medicine, a well-known pharmaceutical company in Korea, and his mom owns fashion brands.

#7 Bryce Dallas Howard

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Bryce Dallas Howard grew up as a part of royalty. She is the daughter of the famous director Ron Howard who owns a huge fortune of 140 million dollars.

#8 Bella and Gigi Hadid

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Bella and Gigi Hadid come from one of the wealthiest families in the world. Their father, Mohamed Hadid, is a billionaire real estate developer and former Olympian.

#9 Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is the son of the businessman Michael Armand Hammer and a great-grandson of the oil tycoon Armand Hammer. Despite his rich family, he doesn’t take any money from his family.

#10 Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is one of the wealthiest stars in the world. She has led her millions of fans on her social media musical journey these days, but she already had a good thing before choosing to take the reigns of her music career. Her father, Edwards Butera, is the founder and president of the graphic design company IBI Designs, and her mother, Joan Grande is a successful businesswoman, who is the President and CEO of Hose-McCann Communications.
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