In the grand scheme of things, the United States has not been around for so long when compared to other countries who can boast centuries of existence. However, for the relative short span of time for being around, the U.S. has managed to cultivate quite a wealthy elite, thanks to many successful American companies and ventures. When these success businesspeople have children, these kids end up inheriting large fortunes, becoming millionaires or billionaires themselves. Here are some of America’s richest heirs and heiresses to hugely sucessful empires.
Perhaps the most well known heiress, Paris Hilton embraced the title and even made it part of her public image. Her wealth and influence come from her Hilton Hotels Corporation inheritance. Through a combination of her inherited wealth and her own ventures, she is worth nearly $300 million.
You’ve definitely heard of actress Olivia Wilde, but you may not know that she is also an heiress. Her father is Andrew Cockburn, a journalist and an editor for Harper’s Magazine. Through her own acting and directing work as well as her inheritance, Wilde is worth $20 million.