The public is already familiar with struggling celebrities who were discovered from their small home towns. But not all stars experienced the ‘rags to riches’ scenario. There are several celebrities who came from old money because of successful parents and family members.
Most of the celebrities who were born rich have celebrity parents who are earning millions of dollars. Some have parents who are engaged in business, politics, or real estate. Before being in the spotlight, these stars enjoyed a comfortable life because of wealthy parents.
Get to know the top ten celebrities who were born rich. These actors, models, singers, and reality show stars are lucky enough to have been born with financial security, not to mention the chance to get into the show business without auditioning.
10. Nick Kroll
Net worth: $10 million
This 41-year-old actor who is known for his comedy show, Kroll Show, actually came from a filthy rich family. Nick’s dad, Jules Kroll is a businessman who owns the former Kroll Inc., which engages in the corporate investigations industry.
Nick grew up in a polished neighborhood in Westchester, New York, before entering the show business. When his father sold the company for $1.9 billion, they were able to build two more firms called Kroll Rating Agency and K2 Intelligence.
9. Rashida Jones
Net worth: $25 million
Rashida surely knew how exciting celebrity life was when she was younger. Being a daughter to Michael Jackson’s producer, media mogul, and actress mother, she basically had the golden ticket to Hollywood. Her family’s lifestyle is definitely one-for-the-books as she grew up in Bel Air.
Rashida Jones mentioned how exciting her childhood was, with instances like meeting Michael Jackson. In an interview, she fondly recalled how she met with the King of Pop in the studio, with his various animals. In addition, she also had the luxury of visiting her grandparents in Broad Beach in Malibu.
8. Gigi Hadid
Net worth: $29 million
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is not just popular as a fashion icon but also because she is a daughter of billionaire real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid. Gigi and her sister Bella are children of the Hadid business mogul, which developed the luxury mansions, hotels, and the Bel-Air neighborhood.
Gigi grew up in an exclusive neighborhood in California before moving to New York City and pursuing a modeling career. Because of her mesmerizing looks and body, Gigi made it to the top and is now one of the highest-paid models in the world.
7. Kristen Stewart
Net worth: $70 million
Before becoming popular in the romantic film, Twilight in 2008, Kirsten Stewart had made a lot of films as a child. Being born with a television producer dad, and film director mom, Kirsten entered Hollywood swiftly and lived a comfortable life.
With all the connections her parents have, Kirsten had started as a child star and starred in Catch That Kid in 2004. Her other projects include Spy Kids, Hoot, and Nancy Drew.
6. Ariana Grande
Net worth: $80 million
Before being a superstar, Ariana Grande sure had a comfortable life growing up as her parents Edward Butera and Joan Grande both run successful firms.
Her mom is actually the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, with a revenue of $10 million per year. Meanwhile, her dad owns a design firm that works with brands such as FAO Schwarz. Having supportive parents, Ariana now has a successful career and is worth millions of dollars.
5. Adam Levine
Net worth: $90 million
If Adam Levine didn’t attend Brentwood, a private school in Los Angeles, he wouldn’t have met two of his bandmates. Being born to a successful businessman dad, he had a privileged life growing up. His father Frederick Levine owns a retail chain called M. Frederick, as well as Fred Levine Productions.
Because of this privilege, Adam was able to build connections and start his own band. Now, Maroon 5 earns millions of dollars from sold-out concerts, shows, and guest appearances.
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
Net worth: $140 million
Gwyneth Paltrow’s involvement in the film and television industry is not a surprise because she was born to a TV producer dad and actress mom. Her parents, being in the show business trade, has helped Gwyneth develop her love for acting.
Today, Gwyneth is not just an actress but also an entrepreneur. Her company, Goop Inc., sells luxury goods online and has an estimated value of $250 million.
3. Miley Cyrus
Net worth: $160 million
Miley Cyrus’ musical influence came from her father Billy Ray Cyrus, who was one of country music’s biggest stars. Growing up, she met with producers who were interested in her talent. Miley had her big break as the lead role in Disney’s hit show Hannah Montana.
After the show, Miley Cyrus released a couple of albums in 2008 and continued to dominate the music industry with her original songs. She also received a lot of recognition for her craft, especially at the Grammy Awards.
2. Jennifer Aniston
Net worth: $240 million
It came as no surprise that Jennifer Aniston entered show business, as her parents, John Aniston and Nancy Dow, were both actors. Her dad was the famous villain in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, which aired during the 1950s.
With her parents being actors, Jennifer was able to enter Hollywood and showcase her craft. The biggest break in her career is being the cast on the 1990’s show Friends, where she made $1 million per episode.
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Net worth: $200 million
There are only a number of celebrities that belong to old money. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is definitely among the list because of her father, Gerald Louis-Dreyfus was the chairman at Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.
Julia’s father was a billionaire, and even when her parents got divorced, her dad showed support for her career. With lots of connections in Hollywood, Julia was able to make a name for herself and is now a producer.
Though these celebrities definitely had the upper hand, there is no denying that they are a talented bunch. Many of the individuals are highly influential today. Were you surprised by any of these stars’ not-so-humble beginnings?
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