We all love the typical “from rags to riches” story of celebs like Oprah Winfrey, who eventually overcame poverty, only to become filthy rich. However, there are many celebs out there that were simply born rich, and will probably get even richer once they inherit their families’ millions. Today, we’ll look at 15 celebs who will inherit huge fortunes. Don’t miss #9, #6 and #1. You’ll never believe their worth!
#15. Zoe Kravitz
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Zoe Kravitz has certainly made a name for herself. She started making music when she was only 16 years old, and has recently starred in Fantastic Beasts: the Crime of Grindelwald.
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But Zoe had a taste of the celebrity life long before she entered the spotlight, as she is the daughter of rockstar Lenny Kravitz, whose net worth is $40 million. In addition, Zoe’s mother, Lisa Bonet, is worth about $10 million.
#14. Riley Keough
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Riley Keough has starred in several blockbusters ever since her debut in 2010’s The Runaways. But, if anything were to happen to her career, she’d still have an enormous fortune that would most likely support her for the rest of her life.
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As the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and, therefore, granddaughter of none other than Elvis Presley, she will inherit more than $300 million. She was also in Michael Jackson‘s will, so she already inherited a good amount of money.
#13. Balthazar Getty
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Balthazar Getty, who starred in Lord of the Flies, was born into an insanely rich family. His great-grandfather, J. Paul Getty founded Getty Oil, which made the Getty family’s net worth reach $5.4 billion.
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Growing up, Balthazar struggled with his family’s legacy, and didn’t want to be labeled as a “rich kid“, which was unavoidable considering he inherited a gigantic sum of money.
#12. Spike Jonze
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Spike Jonze made millions as a music video director. He later delved into the film industry, earning an Oscar for Best Director nomination. But he was already rich to begin with.
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His real name is actually Adam Spiegel, which makes him the heir of direct marketing and catalog company Spiegel, which makes $3 billion a year.
#11. Willow and Jaden Smith
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Willow and Jaden Smith both have impressive careers: they both make music, and have been in several films since a very young age. But the siblings always felt as though they live in their parents’ shadow.
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Will and Jada Smith‘s shadow, however, is actually worth $280 million, so we can’t feel bad about them, can we?
#10. Carly Simon
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Carly Simon entered the spotlight during the 1970’s with hit songs like Anticipation and Around Again. But her last name carries a big fortune with it.
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She was the heiress to the publishing house Simon & Schuster, and got her hands on a hefty load of cash when her father passed away. However, the next celeb on our list getting a whole lot more.
#9. Anderson Cooper
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Anderson Cooper is actually the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress of the Vanderbilt fortune. In case it doesn’t ring a bell, the Vanderbilt family owned a railroad company, which was worth $100 million in 1877 (which is actually much more in today’s money).
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However, Cooper probably won’t see a dime of that fortune, as his mother told him ever since he was a child. But Cooper is not bothered at all, as he makes $11 million a year at CNN.
#8. Stella McCartney
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Stella McCartney has amassed a net worth of $75 million as a very successful fashion designer. But, even if he hadn’t, she’d still be living an extremely luxurious life as the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney.
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Stella, along with her four siblings, will receive a whopping $1.2 billion as an inheritance when Paul kicks the bucket. They’ll certainly never worry about making ends meet.
#7. Edward Norton
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Edward Norton rose to fame with his breakout role in Primal Fear, and has starred in many hit films ever since. He has made an estimated $70 million during his acting career, but he started off with a very nice inheritance in the first place.
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Norton’s grandfather, James Rouse, founded the Rouse Company, which built one of the very first enclosed malls, and earned him a fortune. The company even developed the city of Columbia, Maryland, where Norton later grew up,
#6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is certainly one of the funniest women on television, which earned her a whopping 9 Emmy awards. And, with the awards came a net worth of $200 million.
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Those $200 million however, didn’t make a big impact on her life, since she grew up in a very wealthy family. Her great-grandfather, Leopold Louis-Dreyfus, founded the Louis-Dreyfus Group, which made the family incredibly rich.
#5. Nicole Richie
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We all know Nicole Richie is the heiress of a big fortune because, well, that’s what made her famous. The infamous spoiled girl rose to fame along Paris Hilton, starring in The Simple Life, a show where the girls attempted to live like normal people.
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Richie was adopted by singer Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey, and was spoiled ever since then. Nicole got over that stage of her life, and is now a fshion designer worth $5 million. And, when the time comes, she’ll get her parent’s fortune.
#4. Chevy Chase
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Chevy Chase rose to prominence as a member of Saturday Night Live in the 1970’s, and starred in several memorable comedies such as Caddyschack and Fletch. However, he could’ve enjoyed a comfortable life and lived off his inheritance.
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Both of his parents came from very wealthy families. His father was a magazine writer and book editor, while his mother was not only a very accomplished Opera singer, but also was adopted by Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, the heir to the Crane Company.
#3. Kate and Rooney Mara
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Sisters Kate and Rooney Mara both became A-listers in Hollywood. Rooney had her breakout role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, while Kate appeared in many memorable films, like Brokeback Mountain and We Are Marshall.
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The sisters come from one of the most prominent families in the NFL. They’re the great-granddaughters of both Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tim Mara, founder of the New York Giants, so they will most likely inherit a huge fortune.
#2. Paris Hilton
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It is no surprise that Paris Hilton made it to our list. She did make an empire on her own, through several business ventures, a singing career, modelling, and reality TV, but she stepped into the spotlight as the spoiled heiress of Hilton Hotels.
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Her great-grandfather, Conrad Hilton, founded Hilton Hotels, which is worth $2.3 billion. However, her once $60 million inheritance was pledged to charity, as her grandfather, Barron Hilton, believes she sullied the family name.
#1. Ivanka Trump
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Ivanka Trump was is the spotlight since the day she was born as the daughter of none other than Donald Trump, who was also born rich. However, she also made a lot of money as a business woman, with a net worth of $300 million.
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And, she’ll be even richer in the future because she’ll receive her share from her father’s worth, which is about $3.1 billion to be split between Ivanka and her four siblings.