13 Celebrity Heirs And Heiresses Who Don't Need Fame To Earn Fortune

While most Hollywood celebrities rose to fame and fortune from nothing, many were born super privileged. They are sons and daughters of top world billionaires, becoming heirs to a gigantic fortune. Their lives are a bed of roses.
Being an heir to such a vast fortune, these celebrities have the freedom to pursue whatever goals they wish. Some have used financial security to earn fame in Hollywood while others used it to start their own businesses. No matter what they have done, it brought them exactly what they want, and of course, great and great feeling.
Some of the most famous heir celebrities? Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ivanka Trump, and Andrew Lauren. Regarding “The Simple Life” star, she first gained attention at clubs and in the media using her heiress status. She has then used her celebrity status to get acting roles, music contracts, and start her own businesses. What an expert!
Are you curious about the way other heir celebrities use their heiress status to earn popularity and make them richer? Scroll down and check them out!

#1 Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton is the heiress to the Hilton Hotels fortune. She to fame when starring in the reality TV series 'The Simple Life,' and continues to win media attention through her books, businesses, music, and screen appearances. The heiress has earned millions on her own.

#2 Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Did you know that award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an heiress to the Louis Dreyfus Group fortune? She rose to fame for her character of Elaine on the sitcom 'Seinfeld.' The actress also starred in 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' and 'Veep.'

#3 Ivanka Trump


Ivanka Trump is the daughter of former U.S. president and real estate mogul Donald Trump and socialite Ivana Trump. She served as an adviser for the Trump administration. Ivanka is also a real estate developer, reality star, and founder of the Ivanka Trump Collection.

#4 Nicky Hilton

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Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton's younger sister, is heiress to the Hilton Hotels fortune. She is a businesswoman, socialite, model, and fashion designer.

#5 Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields is known as an actress, model, and former child star. She became famous for her role in the 1980 film "Blue Lagoon" and has starred in many films and television shows since then.
Noticeably, Brooke Shields is descended from wealth and nobility. Her grandmother was Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi, daughter of Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi. Also, her father is an executive at Revlon and Estee Lauder.

#6 Liesel Pritzker Simmons

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The "A Little Princess" star Liesel Pritzker Simmons is the granddaughter of industrialist A.N. Pritzker. She is also an heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, and her family controls Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

#7 Balthazar Getty

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Balthazar Getty is a member of the Getty family. He started out his acting career as Ralph in the 1990 movie Lord of the Flies. He also made his appearances in Lost Highway (1997), Richard Montana in Charmed (2003–04), Alias (2005–06), and Brothers & Sisters (2006–11).

#8 Spike Jonze

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Spike Jonze is known as an actor, filmmaker, musician, and photographer. His family is connected with the $3 billion dollar Spiegel catalog owners.

#9 Armie Hammer

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Armand Douglas Hammer is the son of the businessman Michael Armand Hammer and a great-grandson of the oil tycoon Armand Hammer. He gained recognition for playing Billy Graham in the 2008 film Billy: The Early Years, and rose to fame for portraying the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher's biographical drama film The Social Network (2010). The actor was accused of violent rape and physical abuse, during on-and-off four-year relationship from 2016 to 2020 with a woman.

#10 Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper was known as a news correspondent for ABC and CNN before being tapped to host 'Anderson Cooper 360°.' He is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, a famous designer, and a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the railroad and shipping tycoon.

#11 Edward Norton

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Edward Norton is famous for starring in the films 'Primal Fear,' 'American History X,' 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'Birdman.' His grandfather was James Rouse, a big-time developer and founder of The Rouse Company.

#12 Carly Simon

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Grammy winner Carly Simon was among the most famous singer/songwriters in the 1970s. She is the daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of Simon and Schuster Publishing, one of the largest publishing houses in America.

#13 Chevy Chase

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Actor Chevy Chase is an heir of Crane Plumbing Corporation. He is known as a comedic actor and is best known for appearing on 'Saturday Night Live' and starring in the films 'Caddyshack' and 'Fletch.'
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