While you are working hard to pay the bills or worrying about loans or mortgages, these people are born millionaires. Some of them have their own careers, but some are not as successful. Read on to see the richest heirs and heiresses in America.
1. Anderson Cooper – Net Worth: $110 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Gloria Vanderbilt
Anderson Cooper is related to one of the richest families in America – the Vanderbilt family, and he has also made a great fortune in his own right as a famous TV host. Although we are pretty sure he would do just fine on his own, his mother Gloria Vanderbilt left almost all her fortune to her younger son when the fashionista died in June. Maybe the TV personality is looking for some valuable investments on which to spend his inheritance.
2. Blue Ivy Carter – Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Wealth Inherited From: Beyoncé and Jay-Z (Parents)
Blue Ivy Carter is the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Unlike her superstar mother who prefers to keep her personal life private, young Blue Ivy seems to enjoy the spotlight and has been seen traveling with her famous parents numerous times. She is just a little girl now, but we are pretty sure she will grow into a gorgeous woman and make her own investments someday.
3. Kyra Sedgwick – Net Worth: $16 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Henry Sedgwick V.
Kyra Sedgwick has made herself a household name for herself due to her roles in movies like Born on the Fourth of July and hit TNT series The Closer. But you may not know that she was born a millionaire. Her father was a successful venture capitalist named Henry Dwight Sedgwick V. We bet her family has made more than a few valuable investments.
4. North West – Net Worth: $130 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Kanye West And Kim Kardashian
The media has been going nuts about North West since the day she was born, because her parents are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. She is a beautiful young girl now and is already building her own fortune from commercials and TV shows. We are not sure if there is someone to help her how to make wise investments though.
5. Kate Hudson – Net Worth: $80 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Goldie Hawn
Kate Hudson is the daughter of the Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn, and she will not only inherit her mother’s fortune, but has also inherited her acting talent. Hudson started her acting career when she was just eleven, appearing onstage. She later moved on to the big screen and after winning a Golden Globe for her performance in Almost Famous, she earned worldwide recognition. We hope she has a smart financial advisor to help her manage her millions.
6. Giada De Laurentiis – Net Worth: $20 million
Wealth Inherited From: Dino De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis is the granddaughter of Dino De Laurentiis, a famous Italian film producer who has produced or co-produced more than 500 films. For her own career, she is known worldwide as a TV host and a celebrated chef. Born into an Italian family, maybe she is considering a real estate investment in Italy.
7. Adam Levine – Net Worth: $90 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Fredric Levine
Many people don’t know but this particular The Voice judge comes from a very rich family. His father, Fredric Levine, is the founder of retail chain M. Fredric and his mother Patsy Levine was an admissions counselor. Today Maroon 5 has become a Grammy award-winning band and Adam Levine is building up his own net worth.
8. Georgia May Jagger – Net Worth: $360 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Mick Jagger
The daughter of the famous musician Mick Jagger has grown up to be a world-famous model. Georgia May Jagger has appeared in campaigns for big-name brands including Chanel, Versace, and H&M, to name just a few. Her father has always been supportive of her career. Anyway, a famous father always makes things easier.
9. Paris Hilton – Net Worth: $300 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Hilton Hotels Corporation
Being the heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, Paris Hilton is poised to inherit millions, but she has started her own business, too. Her perfume lines and Paris Hilton Stores bring her in millions each year, and due to her fame, many brands pay will even pay as much as $300k for an appearance. All this has contributed to her $300 million net worth.
10. Dakota Johnson – Net Worth: $14 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Don Johnson
The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress is the daughter of the famous actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith. Don Johnson was a Golden Globe winner and the American Power Boat Association’s 1988 World Champion of the Offshore World Cup. As an actress, Dakota has appeared on both stage and screen and is still at an age where she has her life and career ahead of her. Whatever happens though, she has a massive family inheritance to fall back on.
11. Scarlett Johansson – Net Worth: $140 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Karsten Olaf Johansson and Melanie Sloan
Scarlett Johansson is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, and she has achieved that status through pure talent and hard work. However, she did get a bit of a leg up from her parents, architect Karsten Olaf Johansson and film producer Melanie Sloan, who gave her a secure financial footing in the early years of her career. Johansson’s mother, by the way, was also her manager and as a result has also made quite a lot from her daughter’s movies. Melanie has spent her wealth on a number of luxurious real estate investments.
12. Taylor Swift – Net Worth: $320 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Andrea Swift
Although there have been a few controversies surrounding her personal romantic life, it doesn’t change the fact that Taylor Swift is one of the most famous American singers of all time. She was raised into a wealthy family in Pennsylvania. Her father was a Merrill Lynch stockbroker and her mother was a marketing executive for a mutual fund. Maybe her parents are advising her on how to make good investments.
13. Chloe Green – $100 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Philip Green
Chloe Green is the daughter of British retail billionaire Sir Philip Green. For her own career, she is a reality television personality, socialite and actress. She has starred on the reality TV series Made in Chelsea and the TV series Doctors and Secrets and Words.
14. Suri Cruise – $300 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Tom Cruise (Father)
Suri Cruise is just a kid now, but as the only biological child of Tom Cruise, she is enjoying the most luxurious childhood. Reports say she loves fancy clothes we bet they don’t come with a cheap price tag.
15. Miley Cyrus – Net Worth: $160 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has inherited a huge fortune as well as musical talent from her father Billy Ray Cyrus, who is a country music star. Following in her father’s footsteps, Miley has sold over 20 million albums and 55 million singles worldwide, that must have added quite a bit to the family fortune!
16. Jake Gyllenhaal – Net Worth: $65 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal is the son of famous director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He made a breakthrough in the film October Sky and received critical acclaim for his role in Brokeback Mountain. More recently he has made the headlines for his role in Spiderman: Far From Home.
17. Olivia Wilde – Net Worth: $20 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Andrew Cockburn
Many people know Olivia Wilde as the actress who played Dr. Hadley (AKA “Thirteen”) in the popular medical series House. But what you may not know is that she was born to a rich and aristocratic family. Her father is Andrew Cockburn, a famous journalist and an editor of Harper’s Magazine, and the Cockburns are related to Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet, who ordered the Burning of Washington in 1814. Olivia has made a net worth of $20 million thanks to her acting career and family fortune. We hope she is investing it well.
18. Ariana Grande – Net Worth: $50 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Edward Butera
Ariana Grande’s stepfather, Edward Butera, is the founder of IBI Designs, Inc. With a huge family fortune to back her up, Ariana started pursuing an acting career at a very young age. Now she is a successful actress as well as a hugely successful singer, who is famous for her wide vocal range. With an entrepreneur father to guide her, Ariana has made some major investments, including several big real estate purchases.
19. Tinsley Mortimer – Net Worth: $28 Million
Wealth Inherited From: George Riley Mercer
Many people know Tinsley Mortimer through the reality show The Real Housewives Of New York City. She is the daughter of a wealthy real estate developer and investor named George Riley Mercer. She went to Columbia University and we are pretty sure she never needed to worry about student loans.
20. Rooney Mara – Net Worth: 12 Million
Wealth Inherited From: Timothy Christopher Mara
Rooney Mara’s family are the co-owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team, but she chose to pursue a career in acting. She has appeared in movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and drama Carol, which have both won her positive critical acclaim, including nominations for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Her sister, Kate Mara, is also a famous actress.
21. Armie Hammer – Net Worth: $16 million
Wealth Inherited From: Michael Armand Hammer
Armie Hammer’s father, Michael Hammer, is a businessman, and his grandfather, Armand Hammer, is a huge oil tycoon. He has a successful career in his own right, too. He has won a Toronto Film Critics Award for his performance in The Social Network, and a Golden Globe nomination for Call Me by Your Name.