The Heirs Who Will Inherit The Fortune Of America’s Biggest Brands

If only we could all inherit millions or billions of dollars from our parents who worked so hard to build their wealth. Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you could have pretty much anything you desired? Do you wonder if it would lead to a fulfilling life? 

Here we have some of the most famous sons and daughters who are heirs to huge family fortunes. The companies on this list are almost all valued in the billions, but that is where the similarities end. Some of the brand heirs on this page are involved in the company, while others take their trust fund money quietly and lead a more socialite-oriented life. In a few cases, the parents have cut the heirs off.

Find out how they live their lives and what they spend their money on, and in some cases, the sorts of interesting situations they have found themselves in over the years. 

1. Alexa Dell

Company: Dell
Net Worth:  Undisclosed

Alexa Dell is the daughter of Austin computer entrepreneur Michael Dell, who is worth more than $28 billion. She grew up in what is locally referred to as, “The Castle,” a 30,000 sq foot mansion in the hill country of Austin, TX. 

Alexa’s Instagram account is flooded with professional images of her in high-end designer clothing with all of her beautiful friends. If you look closely, you can even find the image of her with her fresh engagement ring, which was 12 karats and is estimated to be worth over 1 million dollars.

Business Insider described Alexa’s life as “fabulous.” The social media maven was forced to leave her beloved networking accounts after she accidentally posted a picture aboard her family’s private jet. After the photo went viral, it ended up being a security threat. Dell left social media for a while, as a result.

2. Paige Laurie

Company: Walmart
Net Worth: $6 billion*

38 years-old Paige Laurie is the granddaughter of Bud Walton, who helped his brother, Sam Walton, found the massive retail store, Wal-Mart. Although Wal-Mart keeps the prices low, they have amassed an incredible fortune and today Paige’s net worth is 6 billion. 

In 2005, Paige Walton admitted to paying 20,000 to a fellow classmate at the University of Southern California, and she voluntarily forfeited her diploma. After this news came out, her hometown college, the University of Missouri, removed her name from an arena that was named after her because of her parent’s 25 million dollar donation.

Laurie recently bought a $40 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California, where the richest of the rich live. Laurie better watch her spending, as she is also in hot water with her ex-husband, who is asking for $400,000 a month in alimony.

3. Ally Hilfiger

Company: Tommy Hilfiger
Net Worth: $5 million* 

Compared to others on this list, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of Tommy Hilfiger, is worth a relatively nominal five million dollars. She still lives quite a fabulous life thought and in 2003 the then-teenager was featured in MTV’s Rich Girls which followed several other wealthy young girls around their fabulous NYC lives. 

Ally Hilfiger may have had a glamorous life on display, but inside she was suffering. She had numerous physical ailments and some serious mental health issues that went long undiagnosed until she eventually learned it was all because of Lyme disease.

Hilfiger has been very outspoken about her recovery from Lyme Disease, writing a book that she hopes will let others know the warning signs of the horrendous disease. The book is called Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, & Almost Killed Me. Hilfiger is definitely not holding back.

4. Megan Ellison

Company: Oracle
Net Worth: $200 million

Megan Ellison is considered by many to be one of the hardest working heiresses out there, as she has used her wealth to start her own film production company, called Annapurna Pictures. Through this company, she has financed and produced several Academy Award-nominated films such as Phantom Thread and Her. 

Ellison’s wealth comes from her father Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, a massive technology company. According to Forbes, Larry Ellison is the sixth richest person in the world. Megan’s most recent business venture has been to acquire the TV rights to adapt Celeste Ng’s next book, who is famous for writing Little Fires Everywhere.

In 2014, Ellison was named on the Time list of “100 Most Influential People in the World.” The movie producer is smart about Annapurna pictures. Ellison’s billionaire father backs the media company, funding it and bringing in the top financial advisors to counsel Ellison. One colleague stated that Annapurna was so well-funded that making money on the movies didn’t “matter.”

5. Marta Ortega-Perez

Company: Zara
Net Worth: The Ortega family has an estimated net worth of $73.8 billion*

Daughter of Zara co-founder Amancio Ortega, Marta Ortega-Perez is the heiress of a family worth over 60 billion. According to Forbes, the Ortega family is the 5th richest family in the world. Amancio Ortega is the #1 richest person in the fashion business. How does Marta live her day to day though? Well, she has been known to be very private, much like her father. 

Unlike many other heiresses, Amancio wanted Marta to learn how to work hard and learn the ropes of life at a young age. She spent much of her youth working in the company’s retail stores and her father went to great lengths to ensure she did not receive special treatment. 

The Zara heiress made headlines in 2018 when she had a luxurious, larger-than-life wedding. Ortega had four outfit changes throughout her wedding, with the main floor-length ballgown designed by Valentino Haute Couture, one of the most expensive designer labels out there. In December of 2019, Ortega confirmed that she is expecting her second child.

6. Jamie Johnson

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Net Worth: $300 million*

Does Jamie Johnson introduce himself as Jamie Johnson heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune? Probably not. He is however an outspoken member of the community of wealthy heirs. In fact, he made a documentary about the subject matter aptly named, “Born Rich.” The film played at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Although his film career never quite took off after that, Johnson has also been involved in journalism and fashion. He wrote some columns in Vanity Fair and created a boutique fashion brand called Black Sweater. Apparently, they make other things besides black sweaters.

Johnson got into the fashion game with Black Sweater after his friends and family constantly complimented the customized clothing that Johnson had designed for himself. Johnson began designing for friends and family before trying out commercial design. He took a chance in 2010, and Bergdorf Goodman launched Black Sweater in 2011.

7. Chloe Green

Company: Topshop
Net Worth: $100 million*

The U.K. paparazzi love to find out what Chloe Green is up to. People seem to be quite interested in the day to day life of the 29-year-old daughter of British billionaire, Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green. When your father is a billionaire knight, people seem to pay attention to you. 

Well, besides hanging out on yachts and socializing with some of Britain’s biggest stars, Chloe Green also is a mother of a two-year-old son named Jaden, whose father is her ex-partner Jeremy Meeks.

Jeremy Meeks, for those of you who don’t recognize the name, was the “Hot Felon” of the year a few years ago. He made headlines for his handsome mugshot, which got him a modeling contract. Green and Meeks dated for a year before the two called it off, selling their home where they’d lived together in London.

8. Petra Ecclestone

Company: Formula One
Net Worth: $400 million*

Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of billionaire Formula One founder Bernie Ecclestone. Petra has always had enough cash on hand to get pretty much whatever she wanted. For one, she owned the single largest home in Los Angeles County, which is nicknamed, “The Manor,” and located in Holmby Hills, adjacent to Bel Air.

When her divorce led her to sell the mansion, she sold it for $119 million, which was the high price paid for any home in the history of California. Can you believe she is only 31 years old? A lot has happened for her thus far, who knows what lies next. 

The socialite and model speaks Croatian and understands Italian and French. In 2011, she married James Stunt, a businessman. The two had one daughter together, Lavinia, in 2013. In 2015, Ecclestone had twins, James and Andrew. She and Stunt called it quits in 2017, with Ecclestone reverting back to her maiden name.

9. Dylan Lauren

Company: Ralph Lauren
Net Worth: $50 million*

Dylan Lauren is famous for two things. One, being the daughter of legendary American fashion designer and business mogul, Ralph Lauren, and two being the owner of the self-proclaimed, “largest candy store in the world.” That’s right, Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City is the biggest one, but she also has other stores around the country. 

Dylan started the candy store back in 2001 and it has been a thriving enterprise ever since. She was even one the cover of the May 2011 issue of Forbes Magazine! The 46-year-old businesswoman also has quite the fashion sensibilities and in 2007 was named among the 25 most stylish New Yorkers according to US Magazine. You wouldn’t expect any less from the daughter of a fashion icon.

Lauren is also a writer, having penned Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life in 2010. She also launched her own eponymous foundation dedicated to animal welfare causes. Fans of The Toy Box will recognize Lauren, as she began starring as a judge on the reality series back in 2017.

10. Virginie Courtin-Clarins

Company: Clarins
Net Worth: Undisclosed

Virginie Courtin-Clarins is one of four cousins, each pair the daughters of two billionaire brothers who created a french cosmetics empire. Virginie, her sister, and her two cousins are often seen around NYC fashion events and other high profile social events. They are all very tall and are often easily confused for models on the red carpet.

Virginie is a jet-setter flying often between Paris and New York, where her sister Claire lives. Although she is not a model herself, she has a business degree and runs the Mugler fashion brand owned by her father’s company.

The HuffPost described the Clarins Sisters as “Fashion Royalty.” Virginie Courtin-Clarins is pretty private about her personal life, though she has given a few interviews. She talked to Into the Gloss about growing up in an industry as intense and fast-paced as fashion, and she stated that she has “delicate hair” that needs “treatment,” giving her an even more personal connection to Clarins.

11. Sofia Abramovich

Company: Chelsea Football Club
Net Worth: $12 billion*

This past Valentine’s day, 25-year-old Sofia Abramovich posted a photo on her Instagram account of her solemnly looking out to sea from the deck of her father’s yacht, saying she was looking for a date. Perhaps interested suitors are intimidated by the fact this yacht was the world’s 2nd largest and cost upwards of 400 million dollars. 

Sofia’s billionaire father, Roman Abramovich often flew his daughter to school in helicopters and made sure she was driven around at all times in bulletproof Range Rovers. Sofia also is an avid equestrian and often shares videos and photos of her riding adventures.

Sofia is one of seven, and she was born in Russia before she and her family moved to England in 2003. The heiress’ father split from her mother back in 2007, and that divorce cost him over $155 million in a brutal settlement. Sofia grew up in her father’s protective shadow, as Abramovich has twice been the subject of an assassination attempt.

12. Travis Knight

Company: Nike
Net Worth: The Knight family has an estimated net worth of $38.7 billion*

When Travis Knight told his father he wanted to pursue a career in digital animation, one can only wonder if his father responded, “Just Do It.” After all, his father is none other than Phil Knight, founder of the world’s biggest athletic brand, Nike.

After a brief attempt at a rap career, Travis Knight began interning at an animation company and slowly learned the ropes until he eventually took over the company and became a talented animator himself, working on films such as Paranorman, Coraline and The Boxtrolls. His biggest film, however, was 2016s, Kubo and the Two Strings which was nominated for an Academy Award. 

Knight’s other projects include Bumblebee, a live-action reboot of Transformers. This was Knight’s first time working on a live-action movie. He also produced Missing Link in 2019, and he has a new project coming out starring Mark Wahlberg. Six Billion Dollar Man will be released sometime in 2021 or 2022 (possibly).

13. Ariana Rockefeller

Company: Standard Oil
Net Worth: $2.8 billion*

Growing up with a name like Rockefeller, it might be hard to be perceived as, “normal,” by the other kids at school. When your great-great-grandfather is John D. Rockefeller, who is considered the wealthiest person in modern history, it may be difficult to live up to the expectations. Ariana Rockefeller is doing the best she can however, as an entrepreneur and businesswoman herself. 

The 38-year-old graduated Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, has had a successful equestrian career, started several of her own businesses, and even is on the board of the Rockefeller family’s philanthropic organization.

Ariana is never afraid to speak her mind, especially if she is defending her family. In an interview in 2016 on CBS This Morning, Rockefeller defended her family against #ExxonKnew, a social media campaign started by other members of her family. She also wrote an NYT piece hitting back at the campaign targeting Exxon for fossil fuels.

14. Lisa Marie Presley

Company: Graceland
Net Worth: -$16 million*

On her 25th birthday, Lisa Marie Presley inherited the entirety of her father’s estate, which was worth an estimated $100 million. Who was her father you ask? Well, he was none other than the “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley. After Elvis’s parents died, Lisa Marie became the sole heir to the throne of the King.

A fact about Lisa Marie Presley that you might not know is that, a couple years after Elvis died, she attended her first-ever rock concert. She saw Queen in Inglewood, California at The Forum. After the concert, she gifted lead singer Freddie Mercury with a scarf that had been her father’s.

Lisa Maria has had a bit of a music career herself releasing three studio albums. Lisa Marie was brought into the church of Scientology by her mother back in 1977 but eventually grew distant from the organization and, “defected” in 2016. Despite having inherited a seemingly massive estate, numerous complications and tax liabilities left her in a lot of debt. 

15. Peter Brant II

Company: White Birch Paper
Net Worth: $2 million*

Peter Brant II and his brother Harry have long had the eye of NY fashion journalists as they prance around Manhattan in high-end designer clothing, frequent parties, and other high-profile social events around the city. The brothers are sons of the papermill business magnate, Peter Brant. 

Peter and Harry were profiled in a 2012 issue of Vanity Fair with photos of them hanging out with celebrities like Courtney Love. They also launched a makeup line for MAC cosmetics that was aimed towards young, gender-fluid millennials. 

Brant II is no stranger to controversy. He was arrested in March of 2016 at JFK International Airport in New York City. He apparently caused a “drunken ruckus” and assaulted a police officer. His own lawyer called him an “idiot.” Luckily, it appears that Brant II has calmed down as he’s gotten older.

16. Allegra Versace Beck

Company: Versace
Net Worth: $800 million*

Allegra Versace Black has long tried to avoid the spotlight that comes with being an heiress to the Versace fortune. She was only 11 years old when her uncle Gianni Versace was assassinated in Miami, Florida. On her 18th birthday, she inherited 50% of the Italian fashion empire. 

Allegra was slow to join the Versace business, as she wanted to focus entirely on her studies, even after she turned eighteen (the age at which she could legally claim title of her inheritance). Even after eighteen, Allegra waited until the age of 24 to begin “real participation” in Versace.

She has had a lifelong appreciation for ballet and was a ballerina as a child. Because of her family’s connections to huge celebrities, it’s no surprise that Sir Elton John gave her a piano when she was a girl, however, she later admitted she never learned to play.

17. Lynsi Snyder

Company: In-N-Out Burger
Net Worth: $3 billion*

Lynsi Snyder is amongst those rare heirs that actually now runs the family business and is very successful in doing so. The family business is the famed west coast burger chain, In and Out. Her father died from a drug overdose when she was just 17, which led to Snyder ending up in 3 different failed marriages, beginning when she was just 18. 

But today she has made a comeback is generally loved by the employees of In & Out. She inherited full leadership of the company when she was 35 years old and is currently the CEO. She has 3 children from 2 ex-husbands and one child from her current 4th husband. 

Snyder is very shy, almost bordering on reclusive. She declines interview requests as a matter of routine, and she doesn’t usually appear at public events. That’s changed recently, but she is still quite private. Snyder said her reclusiveness is because she has been the victim of attempted kidnapping twice, once as a high school student and another a few years after that.

18. Kyra Sedgwick

Company: The Atlantic Monthly
Net Worth: $45 million*

You might not know this, but The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick is actually an heiress. Her father, Henry Sedgwick V, was a venture capitalist who invested in The Atlantic Monthly, a multi-media conglomerate that competes against major companies like the Hearst Corporation and The New York Times.

Sedgwick went on to forge her own path in TV and movies. In addition to her starring role in The Closer she also has appeared in movies like Born on the Fourth of July, The Possession, Singles, Something to Talk About, Secondhand Lions, The Game Plan and many more.

The award-winning actress and producer has a few new projects coming up. Sedgwick will star as Jean Raines in Call Your Mother, an ABC comedy written by Kari Lizer. Call Your Mother is based on On the Spectrum, which is an Israeli series. Sedgwick’s daughter, Sosie, will also star alongside her mother in the series.

19. Eve Jobs

Company: Apple
Net Worth: $20 billion*

Eve Jobs is the youngest daughter of Steve Jobs, and she is the half-sister of Lisa Brennan-Jobs. She has two other siblings, Reed and Erin, and her mother is Laurene Powell. Eve Jobs is an equestrian who has competed nationally and internationally, winning several competitions all around the world.

Like with her sisters, the majority of Eve will not see a big part of their father’s massive fortune. Similar to Bill Gates, Jobs also limited Eve and her sisters’ access to social media and computers when they were young in an effort to make sure the kids grew up without an unhealthy relationship to tech, despite being surrounded by it.

She is currently a student at Stanford University. Eve usually keeps a low profile, though she is occasionally seen on the REI Channel on YouTube, doing short shows like “One Minute of Questions with Eve.” She was profiled on CNBC in 2018. Other than that, she mainly keeps to herself even though she has a $20 billion net worth at the age of nineteen.  

20. Paris Hilton

Company: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Net Worth: $300 million*

Perhaps one of the few heiresses who is arguably more famous than their wealthy family members, Paris Hilton earned her own popularity by becoming a model, starring on a hugely successful reality TV show, starting her own fashion brand, and even releasing a sex tape. Whether the latter was accidental or not, it definitely assisted in her rise to fame. 

Paris Hilton and her friend Nicole Riche starred on FOX’s The Simple Life, a show in which the two wealthy socialites are forced to do manual labor and other menial tasks and thus allowing for lots of, “Fish Out of Water,” comedy to unfold. 

Her most recent projects have revolved around her use of social media. She was a guest judge on Instant Influencer, a project started by makeup artist James Charles, who became famous from makeup tutorials on YouTube. She appeared on the April 24, 2020 episode. A few weeks later, she produced a short film called Sorry.

21. Delphine Arnault

Company: LVMH (Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessy)
Net Worth: Undisclosed

Sometimes referred to as, “Fashion’s First Daughter,” Delphine Arnault currently is the director and executive vice president of her father’s fashion empire, Louis Vuitton. Her father, Bernard Arnault is widely considered to be France’s richest man. 

Unlike many other heirs and heiresses, Delphine Arnault actively works hard to keep her family’s massive business at the top. She is an important part of her father’s business, choosing to be an active participant in her family’s success. 

The 29-year-old businesswoman is known for being able to attract very coveted talent in the world of fashion. She seduced designer Nicolas Ghesquiere into joining Louis Vuitton’s handbag business and is constantly on the prowl for other young rockstar designers. 

22. Balthazar Getty

Company: Getty Oil
Net Worth: $200 million*

There seems to be a pattern with celebrity heirs and heiresses often having several slashes in the descriptions of what they do. DJ/Filmmaker/Artist, Chef/TV/Star/Philanthropist, Socialite/Model/Actor… there is no shortage of cool combo careers these wealthy inheritors can have. Balthazar Getty is an actor/DJ/fashion designer and is the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. 

He started acting at a young age in films like Lord of the Flies, Natural Born Killers, and Lost Highway. More recently, the 45-year-old launched a unisex fashion line called “Monk Punk.”He also has his own hip-hop label called “PurpleHaus”

Getty has slowed down his career in recent years. His most recent big-screen appearances included the movies Unity and Horror in 2015. Television-wise, Getty hasn’t hit the small screen since 2017, when he was in the shows When We Rise (starring as David) and Twin Peaks (starring as Red).

23. Jane Lauder

Company: Estée Lauder
Net Worth: $4.1 billion*

Jane Lauder has been heavily involved in her family’s legendary beauty product brand Estee Lauder throughout her entire professional career. Most recently on June 19th, 2020, Estee Lauder announced that Jane Lauder would be taking over the role of Executive Vice President.

Since childhood Jane has lived a relatively gossip-free life, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford and has been focusing mainly on her professional life since graduating. She also married a successful Stanford grad, Kevin Walsh, who became the youngest-ever to be appointed to the Federal Reserve Board. 

Lauder’s heavy involvement in her family’s business is evident by her status. She was promoted to the General Manager and Global President positions for the Darphin, Ojon, and Origins brands of Estee Lauder Companies. As of 2019, her twenty million shares in the family cosmetics empire are worth over $4 billion. 

24. Margherita Missoni

Company: Missoni
Net Worth: $185 million*

If there were an Italian witch in the Harry Potter books, Margherita Missoni would be a perfect name for J.K Rowling to seek inspiration from. The 37-year-old heiress to the fashion house Missoni is a fashion designer herself and believe it or not, she is also an actress! She studies at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. 

Missoni’s grandparents, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni founded their knitwear shop in Italy back in 1953, but by the 1970’s the company would be highly influential around the world. Margherita also inherited her family’s good looks, and at age 20 she was featured in Harper & Queens list of the world’s 100 most beautiful women.

Missoni has described her relationship with her family as very “close,” especially with her mother and sister. Missoni married Eugenio Amos, a race car driver, on June 23, 2012. The beautiful ceremony took place in Brunello, Italy. The two welcomed their first child together, a son named Otto, in September of 2013.

25. Lydia Hearst-Shaw

Company: Hearst Corporation
Net Worth: $100 million*

Lydia Hearst-Shaw is the great-grandaughter of media legend William Randolph Hearst-Shaw. Being from a media-mogul family, it’s no surprise she married another star of the new land of millennial media, Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist. 

Chris Hardwick did face some allegations from his ex-wife during the me too movement, but Lydia Heart has come out in defense of her husband. Alas, that kind of drama is not all Lydia Hearst-Shaw is known for, as the name Patti Hearst evokes a controversial chapter in US history. 

Lydia also is an accomplished model and social media blogger in her own rite, and has created her own identity aside from her family’s fortune. She has appeared on the cover of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. 

26. Amanda Iger

Company: Walt Disney
Net Worth: $690 million*

Amanda Iger is the daughter of Bob Iger, who owns Disney. She and her billion-dollar family have been spotted at many events together. Bob has been the CEO of Disney since 2005, and he has written various books on his experiences, such as The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

Amanda keeps a low profile. She has three siblings: Kate, William, and Robert Maxwell. Amanda’s mom is Susan Iger, who Bob divorced in 1994. She lives with her father in his Brentwood mansion, which has five bedrooms, a guest house, and a tennis court.

27. Destry Allyn Spielberg

Company: DreamWorks
Net Worth: $3.6 billion*

Steven Spielberg’s daughter is Destry Allyn, and Destry recently announced in July of this year that she was engaged to a fellow actor, Genc Legrand. Destry stated that she was “excited” to “take on life” with her future husband, who she called her “best friend.” Born in 1996, Destry has six siblings.

Destry has become an actress, joining her father in show business. She starred in the movie Mass Hysteria, which was a comedy/horror movie that also starred Michelle Veintimilla, Louis Cancelmi, Charlie Pollock, and Jeffrey Ryan. This was her first film, so it remains to be seen whether there will be another. 

28. Jennifer Gates

Company: Microsoft
Net Worth: $109.9 billion*

You might think that Jennifer Gates has led a privileged life, as she is the daughter of billionaire Bill Gates, and, in many respects, that’s true. However, Gates’ parents told her from a young age that they expected her to “make her own way,” giving her minimal financial support. Jennifer has done well for herself.

Like Steve Jobs’ daughter, Eve, who is also on this list, Jennifer is an accomplished equestrian. She attended Stanford, graduating in 2018 with a degree in biology. She currently attends the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. Her chosen field of medicine is unknown. 

29. Megan Johnston

Company: Stryker Corp.
Net Worth: $5.9 billion*

Megan Johnston’s father owns Stryker Corporation, and she has used her inherited wealth for good. Stryker is the CEO of the Stryker Johnston Foundation. She spent more than a decade working for the public sector in the areas of youth development, collaborative governance, and poverty alleviation before she started her Foundation.

The Stryker Johnston Foundation supports various organizations and gives money to those trying to end the cycle of generational poverty. Another job that Megan has held is a conflict resolution consultant, working with Triangle Associates on public policy issues and resource management. Now, her time is taken up by charity work. 

30. Araminta Mellon

Company: Mellon Bank
Net Worth: $12 million*

Araminta Mellon is part of the Mellon dynasty, which has banks all over the world. Her father is Matthew Mellon, and he was married to Tamara Mellon, who founded Jimmy Choo, a popular high-fashion brand. Sadly, Araminta’s father died of a heart attack a few years ago.

Or did he? The Mail on Sunday did an investigation into his death and found that the eccentric billionaire may not have died the way people said he did. Mellon was reportedly very paranoid about spies. He would force guests to place plastic stickers on their phone cameras to prevent surveillance. Mail says that his loved ones feel he didn’t die of natural causes. 

31. Haley Busch

Company: Anheuser-Busch
Net Worth: $13.4 billion*

Haley Busch is the heir to the Anheuser-Busch dynasty, a beer fortune that is worth billions. Her father is Billy Busch Sr. Haley, born in 1993, decided to become an actress when she was older, and she has starred in several films, such as 23 Minutes to Sunrise, The Final Song, and The Importance of Doubting Tom.

She is the second daughter of the family, and she is described as “romantic” and a “sweetheart.” Busch stars with her billionaire family on the MTV show Busch Family Brewed, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the tight-knit family. The show has been on the air since March 2020.   

32. Victoria B. Mars

Company: Mars, Inc.
Net Worth: $7.2 billion*

Frank C. Mars founded Mars, Inc. in 1911, and Victoria Mars is one of the heiresses to the fortune. Frank was her great-grandfather. Victoria was born in 1965, and she inherited stock options from her family. She also served as the chairman of the company for many years until her semi-retirement. As of 2020, her net worth is $7.2 billion.

She and her sisters, Pamela, Marijke, and Valerie, all own stock in the company, but Victoria is likely the most involved in the day to day operations. Mars, Inc. is a candy company that brings in $35 billion a year in stock. Victoria has vowed to never take the company public.  

33. James Murdoch

Company: Fox
Net Worth: $500 million*

James Murdoch is part of the Murdoch Family, which owns News Corp. News Corp. used to own 21st Century Fox, but the two have been split into separate companies. Born in London, James is Rupert Murdoch’s youngest son, and he served as the CEO of Fox from 2015 until 2019.

He also was the CEO of the European and Asian wings of News Corp. up until 2013 when the company divided between News Corp. and Fox. Murdoch has run afoul of his family recently this year, when he initiated a public division over a political issue, criticizing his father’s and brother’s stance in a very surprising split in the usually united family.

34. Teresa Heinz Kerry

Company: Heinz
Net Worth: $1 billion*

Teresa Heinz Kerry was born in Maputo, Mozambique. The Portuguese-American businesswoman was married to John Heinz, heir to the Heinz fortune. When Heinz died, Teresa inherited his money. 

She and Heinz were married from 1966 until his death in 1991. The two had three kids. Teresa remarried John Kerry on May 26, 1995, in Nantucket, MA. Heinz has a net worth of $1 billion. 

35. Douglas Durst

Company: The Durst Organization
Net Worth: $650 million*

The Durst family is worth $1.4 billion, and Douglas Durst himself, the brother of Robert Durst, is worth $650 million. Douglas is a real estate developer and investor, and he is also the president of the Durst Organization, which is the company that his father, Seymour, founded. 

Douglas is the less problematic sibling, as his brother seems to find himself in all sorts of trouble. Robert Durst was a real estate heir himself, but he won’t be able to take part in the family business, as he is currently involved in a court trial. The documentary about Douglas’ brother is on Netflix. It’s called Jinx.

36. Tyler Devito

Company: Vidal Sassoon
Net Worth: $20 million*

Eden Sassoon, the heiress to the Vidal Sassoon hair fortune, is married to Tomer Devito, and they have two kids: Olivia and Tyler. Tyler and his sister fly under the radar, as they are both under-age. Eden, by contrast, is definitely not a lowkey person. The actress, who has been in Mind Games and The Reset, stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Though the Vidal Sassoon fortune is worth billions, Eden has built up her own pocketbook. She is worth $20 million, thanks to her two luxury Pilates studios and profitable hair salon, called EDEN, which are both located in L.A. 

37. Nicky Hilton

Company: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Net Worth: $40 million*

Nicky Hilton Rothschild is the sister of socialite and celebrity Paris Hilton, and, like her famous sister, she is a socialite, fashion designer, and model. Nicky is the heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, and she is also going to get a cut of the Rothschild family’s money, as she is married to James Rothschild.

James is the grandson of Victor Rothschild, who is a Baron. Nicky attended the Parsons School of Design’s Fashion Institute of Technology, and she used that education to help her found her fashion brand, Nicky Hilton. She also is a contributor to 365 Style.

38. Lisa Jobs

Company: Apple
Net Worth: $18.8 billion*

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, and his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, had a lot of turmoil in their relationship. They made up, and Jobs left her a multi-million inheritance, but he only had a few years left with her before he died. Lisa is the daughter of Jobs and Chrisann Brennan.

When she was born, Jobs denied paternity for years. Brennan had to sue him for paternity, which led to a lot of bad press for Apple during its early years. Eventually, Jobs acknowledged Lisa and apologized to her. Lisa is currently a writer, having written Small Fry and Small Fry: Sunday.  

39. Aerin Lauder

Company: Estée Lauder
Net Worth: $2.5 million*

Aerin Lauder is the heiress to the Estee Lauder fortune, and she is very involved in her grandmother’s company. Aerin is the image and style director for all of Estee Lauder, and she also has her own line of perfume, fashion, cosmetics, and furniture, called AERIN. She has a separate home décor brand as well.

Aerin Lauder owns sixteen million shares in Estee Lauder, which made her a billionaire in November of 2013. In addition to being a famous fashion magnate, Aerin is also a published author, having written the books Aspen Style, Palm Beach, and Entertaining Beautifully.   

40. Brett Icahn

Company: Icahn Enterprise
Net Worth: $16.1 million*

Brett Icahn is the son of billionaire Carl Icahn, and Brett himself is a businessman, philanthropist, and investor. Brett is the current VP of Modal LLC, and he runs a hedge fund. He and his co-manager, David Schechter, had the foresight to invest heavily in Netflix and Apple, and their hedge fund has a reported return of 50%.

Brett helps his father as well, and he has played a major role in Carl’s attempted takeover of the media company LionsGate. In 2012, his father gave him responsibility for managing $3 billion of his company’s money. Carl brought Brett into the business in his early twenties. 

41. Olivia Wilde

Company: Harper’s Magazine
Net Worth: $20 million*

Olivia Wilde’s parents are journalists, and they are prominent in Washington D.C. Wilde has made her own way in the world, becoming a famous actress. Though she was accepted to Bard College in her early twenties, she pursued acting instead, deferring her enrollment three times. She attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.

Wilde became famous for her role as Thirteen on House. She has also starred in Alpha Dog, Drinking Buddies, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Tron: Legacy, Love the Coopers, Lazarus Effect, Rush, and Butter. She directed her first comedy in 2019, Booksmart, which was awarded an Independent Spirit Award.  

42. Susan Alice Buffett

Company: Berkshire Hathawa
Net Worth: $3.1 billion*

Susan Alice Buffett is the daughter of billionaire hedge fund manager Warren Buffett, who is the head of Berkshire Hathaway and is nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha” for his accurate predictions. Susan was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and she has become a dedicated philanthropist, using her father’s money to invest in worthy causes.

She founded the Sherwood Foundation, which provides grants for public education, child welfare, human services, social justice, and poverty alleviation. Buffett is on the board of Girls, Inc., the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (her mother’s charity), and The Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Susan is also committed to various health and welfare charities in Africa.  

43. Chevy Chase

Company: The Crane Company
Net Worth: $50 million*

Chevy Chase is famous for his acting abilities, but people might not know that he is an heir to the Crane Company fortune. His mother was adopted by Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, her stepfather, and she took his last name. Chevy’s real name is Cornelius Crane Chase—he changed it for acting purposes.

Chevy has made in own fortune, starting with his roles in National Lampoon and SNL. Chase earned three Emmys from his time on SNL. In 1978, he had his first leading film role in Foul Play, a comedy, which won him two Golden Globe nominations. Since then, he has starred in dozens of hit comedies.  

44. Amanda Lucas

Company: Lucasfilm
Net Worth: $5.4 billion*

Amanda Lucas is director George Lucas’ eldest daughter. She is the heiress to his fortune, which is largely from him founding the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Amanda Lucas is an MMA fighter. She took an interest in fighting when her husband brought her to an MMA event. 

Lucas felt it would help her overcome her years of childhood bullying. She is now trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. She is in the Lightweight division, and she has a record of 5-1. She is part of the Skrap Pack team, and her ring name is “Powerhouse.” 

45. Armie Hammer

Company: Occidental Petroleum
Net Worth: $16 million*

Actor Armie Hammer’s grandfather owns several companies, including Occidental Petroleum, the gas company to which Armie is an heir. His great-grandmother was the daughter of a tsarist general, and Hammer’s family was heavily involved in the Soviet Union. Though Hammer said that his family disowned him when he pursued acting, he said they welcomed him back and have been supportive ever since.

Hammer has starred in films like J. Edgar, The Lone Ranger, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Call Me by Your Name, On the Basis of Sex, and The Social Network. He has been awarded a Golden Globe nomination and a Toronto Film Critics Award.     

46. Daniel Kraft

Company: The Kraft Group
Net Worth: $253 million*

Robert Kraft is a billionaire who is the owner of the New England Patriots, one of the most successful franchises in all of football history. Kraft was married to Myra Hiatt, and they had four sons: Jonathan, Daniel, Joshua, and David. Sadly, Myra died in 2011 of ovarian cancer.

Daniel Kraft is the President – International of The Kraft Group, which is a private business that has companies in many different industries, including real estate, sports, manufacturing, and more. His father, Robert, founded it as a holding company for Kraft Sports Group, which owns the Patriots and Gillette Stadium, among many others.

47. Anderson Cooper

Company: The Vanderbilt Estate
Net Worth: $200 million*

Anderson Cooper is the heir to the Vanderbilt fortune, but he became famous in his own way, as he attended Yale University and then became a newscaster. He is the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360, a show on CNN. The show broadcasts live from New York or Washington D.C. (or on-site for stories).

Cooper is also a correspondent for the news show 60 Minutes. From 2011 to 2013, he also had a syndicated daytime talk show called Anderson Live. Cooper is connected to the Vanderbilts through his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. He rarely talks about his connection to the famously rich family, preferring to keep that separate. 

48. Stephanie McMahon

Company: WWE
Net Worth: $77 million*

Stephanie McMahon is a professional wrestler and WWE exec. She is the chief brand officer for the WWE, and she is the heir to the McMahon wrestling fortune, which has been around for four generations of McMahons. Stephanie started as a receptionist for the company and then worked her way up to her current position.

McMahon has had various gimmicks, including a fake on-screen relationship with Test and then, later, Triple H. She is married to Triple H in real life. She also had appearances with WWE Raw, and she and her husband became part of the heel couple called The Authority. 

49. Eden Sassoon

Company: Vidal Sassoon
Net Worth: $20 million*

Eden Sassoon enjoys the spotlight that comes along with being the daughter of one of the world’s most legendary beauty icons, Vidal Sassoon. Considering the influence her father had on the industry of beauty, she has been an entrepreneur herself starting a high-profile full-service salon in Los Angeles aptly named, EDEN.

However, owning a salon is not what Eden Sasson is most famous for. She was featured in the hit Bravo reality television program called, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Eden is a proudly sober woman and is part of the Rock to Recovery advisory board helping young people find sobriety. 

Eden is now not a main cast member on Real Housewives, only a “friend” of the cast who appears in season seven. When talking to E! News, she stated that she was “grateful” to experience being on the show. She quit to focus on her brand (and get away from the drama, no doubt).

50. Amanda Hearst

Company: Hearst Corporation
Net Worth: $100 million*

With a net worth in the hundreds of millions, American socialite Amanda Hearst is also a fashion model and activist. She was born in New York City in 1984, and she is married to Joachim Ronning. Hearst’s parents were Anne Hearst and Richard McChesney. Amanda’s wealth comes from her grandfather, William Randolph Hearst.

Hearst founded the Heart Corporation, a multi-media conglomerate that competes against big-name companies like Viacom and The New York Times. Hearst recently made headlines in December of 2019 when she married her husband, Ronning, in the Hearst Castle. The wedding took four days, and Hearst wore five designer gowns.  

51. Nicky Hilton

Company: Hilton Hotels
Net Worth: $50 million*

Nicky Hilton is a socialite, heiress, and fashion maven. She married into the Rothschild family in 2015, and she and her spouse have four kids together. Nicky Hilton is a member of the Hilton family, which made its billions through its hotel chain, owned by Hilton.

Hilton also has her own fashion line. In addition to her eponymous line, she often collaborates with other designers. Hilton recently released her shoe collection, which she created alongside French Sole, a footwear designer. Hilton was educated at the Parsons School of Design in the Fashion Institute of Technology.

52. Jenna Courtin-Clarins

Company: Clarins
Net Worth: $1 billion*

Jenna Courtin-Clarins is the heiress to the Clarins fortune, which is a beauty conglomerate that is a direct competitor to major companies like Estee Lauder. Clarins, at age 30, is a brand ambassador who pioneers the cause of “real” women in the beauty industry.

The Parisian native, who Her World described as “warm” and “a total Parisienne,” is the granddaughter of the founder of Clarins, Jacques Courtin Clarins, who opened his first cosmetics shop in Paris in the early twentieth century. Courtin-Clarins and her sister, Prisca, are both ambassadors for the beauty empire. Fun fact: Jenna and Prisca are actually twins. 

53. Abigail Johnson

Company: Fidelity Investments
Net Worth: $15 billion*

CEO Abigail Johnson is a billionaire businesswoman who has been the head of Fidelity Investments since 2014. She is also the chairwoman of Fidelity International, which is Fidelity’s sister company. Johnson has a net worth of $15 billion and growing, and she was educated at Harvard before she started work at a low-level job at Fidelity.

She worked her way up, and, over time, she began to take over for her father. It was her grandfather who founded the investment firm. Johnson is married to Christopher McKown, himself the president of a financial firm (Force Financial), and they have one child together.

54. Margaretta Johnson Taylor

Company: Cox Enterprises
Net Worth: $5.2 billion*

Margaretta Taylor is the granddaughter of James M. Cox, who founded the media conglomerate, Cox Enterprises. Taylor owns a 17% stake in the company, which she inherited from her mother, Anne Cox. Taylor made headlines in 2015 after she gave away 49% of her wealth to her three children. Cox is still worth more than $5 billion.

Her net worth puts her on par with heiresses from companies like Microsoft and Apple. Taylor lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her son, Alexander C. Taylor, is far more involved in the business. Since the beginning of 2018, Alexander has served as the CEO of Cox Enterprises.  

55. Tom Persson

Company: H&M
Net Worth: $1.6 billion*

Tom Persson was born in 1985, and he, at the age of 35, is already a billionaire, thanks to his inheritance in the fashion company H&M (Hennes & Mauritz). H&M is owned by Kering, which is similar to the American company . H&M has allowed Persson to rack up a net worth of $1.9 billion.

In terms of what Persson does day-to-day, he actually works in the movie industry. Persson attended Met Film School in London, England, and he transitioned to a career there. He is a private person, making headlines only in 2016 when he married his girlfriend, Sofia Strandman. 

56. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Company: Heineken
Net Worth: $14.8 billion*

Charlene de Carvahlo Heineken was born in Amsterdam, and she has a 25% controlling interest in Heineken International, an international brewer. Heineken International is the second-largest brewer in the world, next to Anheuser Busch, far larger than the Boston Beer Company, an American-based company known for its “Sam Adams” brand.

Heineken’s husband is Michel de Carvalho, who is a director and financier of Citigroup. The two met while on a ski holiday in Switzerland’s St. Moritz. The two now live in London, England, with their five kids. When Heineken’s passed away \ in 2002, she inherited well over $3 billion.

57. Stefan Quandt

Company: BMW
Net Worth: $16.4 billion*

Born in Germany, Stefan Quandt is the heir to the BMW fortune. He has a net worth in the billions, and he worked for Boston Consulting before he joined BMW. His father died in 1982, leaving him to inherit 17.4% of the automotive empire, which counts itself a major competitor of American companies like Ford and GM.

Quandt also has stakes in various smaller companies, as well as the holding company Aqton SE. Aqton has investments in Kiwigrid, Heliatek, and Solarwatt, among others. Those three companies are major players in the fields of renewable energy and solar power.

58. Jamie Laing

Company: McVities
Net Worth: $10 million*

Who woulda thunk that creating a digestive biscuit company would lead to amassing a multi-billion-dollar fortune? Well, Jamie Laing’s great-great-grandfather, Sir Alexander Grant, 1st Baronet, was on to something when he came up with the perfect biscuit recipe. 

Jamie Laing is set to inherit a large chunk of the fortune amassed by Grant, but he also is a popular British socialite and celebrity and in 2011 he was featured on the hit reality TV show, “Made in Chelsea.” He also has his own YouTube Channel! 

Laing himself is an entrepreneur as well, and he owns the business Candy Kittens, which sells confectionery treats. Laing has become a popular actor as well, appearing on Hollyoaks, Drunk History, and Murder in Successville. If you want more Jaime Laing, you can catch his podcasts, 6 Degrees from Jaime and Spencer and Private Parts. 

59. Lapo Elkann

Company: Fiat
Net Worth: $16 billion*

Lapo Elkann is the grandson of Gianni Agnelli. Agnelli is the former CEO and controlling shareholder of the famous automotive company Fiat. Elkann has inherited a massive stake in the company, putting his net worth into the billions, similar to heirs of the GM and Ford empires.

Elkann has worked for Ferrari and Maserati as a marketing associate. He then became the director of marketing for Fiat, and he was personally in charge of marketing the Fiat 500 and Fiat Punto. Elkann was forced to leave Fiat in 2005 after news broke that he was battling a severe heroin and cocaine addiction.

60. Mary Olivia Charteris

Company: Guinness
Net Worth: $5 million*

Mary Olivia Charteris was born in 1987. She is the daughter of James Charteris, who is the 13th Earl of Wemyss. Her mother is Catherine Ingrid Guinness, who was a colleague of artist Andy Warhol and an heiress to the Guinness brewing fortune. Charteris attended the Francis Holland School in London.

After college she took up modeling and music. She has walked runways for many big-name companies, including Nike, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Topshop, Jason Wu, and more. Charteris has been on the cover of publications like Vogue and Vanity Fair. She is currently the frontwoman for The Big Pink, an English EDM band.

61. Gabriele Corto Moltedo

Company: Bottega Veneta
Net Worth: $900 million*

Gabriele Corto Moltedo is the founder of Corto Moltedo, a fashion brand. Moltedo was able to found his eponymous brand thanks to money that he inherited from his parents, who are the founders of Bottega Veneta, a luxury fashion brand that rivals larger brands like in size.

Moltedo decided to go his own way, becoming the creative director of his own label. Corto Moltedo is known for its purses and handbags, many of which bear the distinctive “CORTO” labeling. Bottega Veneta is still the larger company of the two, and it is owned by Kering, a billionaire holding company. 

62. Harry Morton

Company: Morton’s Steakhouse
Net Worth: $100 million*

Harry Morton was the heir to the Morton fortune, which was made from establishments like Morton’s Steakhouse and the Hard Rock Café. Though the Morton fortune is not as large as the fortunes from McDonald’s, it is still sizable for the restaurant industry. Harry founded Pink Taco, a Mexican-themed chain.

Arnie Morton, the Morton Steakhouse founder, was his grandfather. His father was Peter Morton, who co-founded Hard Rock Café. Paulene Stone, a fashion model, is his mother, and his half-sister on his mother’s side is Domino Harvey, a famous bounty hunter on whom the movie Domino, starring Keira Knightley, is based. 

63. Sofia Barclay

Company: Telegraph Media Group
Net Worth: $3.2 billion*

Sofia Barclay is the daughter of real estate and media tycoon David Barclay, who is one-half of the Barclay brothers, two identical twins that own Press Holdings, a media company that dwarfs organizations like The New York Times in size. Together, the Barclay twins are worth almost $8 billion.

Sofia is a twin herself, and she and her brother are worth $3.2 billion, thanks to their inheritance. The heiress attended Westminster School, and she splits her time between NYC and London. Sofia is an actress, and she has appeared in films including In Darkness, Defending the Guilty, and Sulphur and White.

64. Carlo Mondavi

Company: Robert Mondavi Wine
Net Worth: $70 million*

Carlo Mondavi is the grandson of Robert Mondavi, who was one of the leading vineyard operators in America up until his passing in 2008. Carlo took after his grandfather, opening his own winery, RAEN, with his brother, Dante. Though RAEN is not in the same league as Anheuser-Busch or other big American producers, it is still quite well-known.

The Mondavi family is known for its contributions to the Napa Valley region of California, with some vintners stating that, but for the Mondavis, no one would know about the high quality of wines from Napa Valley grapes.

65. Antoine Arnault

Company: LVMH
Net Worth: $500 million*

Antoine Arnault is the son of fashion executive Bernard Arnault, and, like his father, Antoine is involved in the fashion industry. He is on the Louis Vuitton (LVMH) board of directors, and he is also a board member for Comite Colbert. Previously, Arnault has worked at Madrigall (not to be confused with the similarly-named Madrigal Pharmaceuticals), which is a holding company that controls Gallimard, a French publisher.

Arnault is also a sought-after public speaker. He has given multiple speeches at places like Stanford University and the Conde Nast International Conference about mixing luxury brands with digital tools to help reach more consumers.

66. Brooke Shields

Company: Revlon 
Net Worth: $25 million*

Actress Brooke Shields was born in New York City in 1965, and she attended Princeton University. While everyone knows Shields for her modeling and acting, they might not know that she is an heiress herself, thanks to Revlon. Her father, Frank Shields, was a high-level executive in Revlon, a beauty and makeup company.

Shields’ mother, Teri Shields, was a model and actress. Shields began acting as a child, appearing in the 1978 movie Pretty Baby at age twelve. She was able to use the fame from that movie to land parts in The Blue Lagoon, Endless Love, and more.

67. Carly Simon

Company: Simon & Schuster
Net Worth: $65 million*

“You’re So Vain” singer-songwriter Carly Simon is the daughter of Andrea Simon, a singer and civil rights activist, and Richard L. Simon, who founded the publishing company Simon & Schuster. Richard was also a classical pianist, in addition to founding Simon & Schuster, which is now owned by Viacom.

Simon was raised in the Bronx, and she went solo in 1971 with her debut album, Carly Simon.Carly Simon won her a Grammy for Best New Artist, and that album spawned her first Top Ten hit. Since then, Simon has had 24 Billboard singles. She has been nominated for fourteen Grammys, winning two. 

68. Alexander Soros

Company: Soros Fund Management
Net Worth: $25 billion*

Alexander Soros is the heir to his father’s fortune. His father is investor billionaire George Soros, whose Soros Fund Management has investments in a wide range of public companies, including Amazon. Alexander is very involved in charity, and he is the Deputy Chair of Open Society Foundation, which is dedicated to social justice around the world.

Alexander Soros was also named of the WEF’s Young Global Leaders back in 2018. Soros especially focuses, according to The Wall Street Journal, on “causes [which] might not have widespread support.” He campaigns against environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, among others. 

69. Patty Hearst

Company: Hearst Corporation
Net Worth: $50 million*

Patty Hearst is the heiress to the Hearst fortune, which was started by William Randolph Hearst, a publishing tycoon. Hearst was born in 1954 in San Francisco, and she had a small career as an actress while attending Berkeley.

Hearst, unlike Disney heiress Abigail Disney, has a relatively small net worth when compared to the profitable Hearst Corporation. She remains one of the most well-known heirs in the entire world since she made headlines several decades ago.

70. Whitney Kroenke Burditt

Company: Walmart
Net Worth: $2.6 billion*

Whitney Ann Kroenke Burditt is a member of the Walton family through her mother, Ann. This makes Whitney the heiress to the Walmart fortune, and she has a net worth in the billions, even though she has very little involvement in the company. Whitney is a dancer and actress, working in London and appearing in plays like I Sing and Romeo & Juliet.

Burditt is also a philanthropist. She founded Playing for Change, and she is the executive director of that media-related charity. Burditt also is the founder of Nine Banded Whiskey, which is based in Texas. Nine Banded Whiskey produces barrel-aged whiskey.  

71. Pauline MacMillian Keinath

Company: Cox Enterprises
Net Worth: $5.2 billion*

Margaretta Taylor is the granddaughter of James M. Cox, who founded the media conglomerate, Cox Enterprises. Taylor owns a 17% stake in the company, which she inherited from her mother, Anne Cox. Taylor made headlines in 2015 after she gave away 49% of her wealth to her three children. Cox is still worth more than $5 billion.

Her net worth puts her on par with heiresses from companies like Microsoft and Apple. Taylor lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her son, Alexander C. Taylor, is far more involved in the business. Since the beginning of 2018, Alexander has served as the CEO of Cox Enterprises.  

72. Ronald Lauder

Company: Estee Lauder 
Net Worth: $4.8 billion*

Ronald Lauder was educated at the Wharton School of UPenn, as well as the University of Paris. Lauder is an heir to the Estee Lauder fortune, which is a makeup and beauty brand. Lauder is also the current president of the WJC. Lauder, in addition to his work at Estee Lauder, is an avid art collector.

Lauder was the US Ambassador to Austria from 1986 until 1987 (he was succeeded by Henry Anatole Grunwald). Lauder is also a prominent media figure in Israel, making headlines a decade ago when he purchased part of Channel 10, a local commercial TV company.

73. Hans Rausing

Company: Tetra Laval
Net Worth: $12 million*

Hans Rausing was born in Lund, Sweden. His family is worth $12 billion, thanks to his grandfather, Ruben Rausing, who founded Tetra Pak, a food giant company (not to be confused with the similarly-named {TTEK:Tetra Tech Inc}}). 

Hans didn’t enter the family business, instead choosing to travel around the world. While his travels led to some tantalizing headlines, Rausing has somewhat receded from the limelight these days.

74. Azim Premji

Company: WIPRO
Net Worth: $6.6 billion*

Born in Bombay, Azim Premji’s father was a high-level businessman who was known as the “Rice King of Burma.” His father was so high-profile that he was asked by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the country of Pakistan, to stay there (but his father declined, preferring to live in India).

Premji grew up to inherit a major stake in Wipro Limited ADR. He is the current chairman of the company, and, in India, the press has nicknamed him the “Czar of Indian IT.” Premji has proven to be as astute a businessman as his father, guiding Wipro through forty years of growth and portfolio diversification.

75. David Ellison

Company: Oracle
Net Worth: $1 million*

David Ellison is the heir to the Ellison fortune. His father is billionaire Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison. David runs his own company, Skydance Media. Skydance partnered with Paramount in 2010, raising $350 million to help it produce some of history’s biggest blockbusters.

Skydance’s movies include Mission: Impossible, World War Z, Annihilation, Jack Reacher, True Grit, several Star Trek movies, and more. He made the 30 Under 30 Forbes list back in 2011 (he is now thirty-seven). He is also a licensed pilot for both helicopter aviation and commercial flight. He also is licensed in aerobatics, and he performed at 2003’s Stars of Tomorrow.

76. Billie Lourd

Company: CAA
Net Worth: $25 million*

Billie Lourd is an actress, and daughter of Disney’s Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who sadly passed away in 2016. Her father is Bryan Lourd, perhaps one of the biggest talent agents in Hollywood, heading up the Creative Artists Agency. Lourd’s roots also make her the heiress to Carrie Fisher’s fortune and estate. She also happens to be the granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds, another Hollywood legend. 

Lourd currently resides in Beverly Hills, and attended NYU. She has appeared in television shows such as Scream Queens and American Horror Story. She portrayed the role of Lieutenant Connix in the recent Star Wars trilogy, which has released films from 2015 to 2019. 

77. Zachary Dell

Company: Dell
Net Worth: $8 billion*

Zachary Dell is the son of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell, whose net worth reaches into the billions, thanks to his computer company’s ever-growing stock. Zachary is somewhat of a techie himself, as he has decided to get into the online dating game by developing the app ThreadDating, which is designed for college students.

Zachary is one of four siblings (the other three are Alexa, Kira, and Juliette). He lives a far less lavish life than Alexa Dell, his sister, who is well known for her social media. Fun fact: Michael Dell reportedly spends around $2.7 million on security per year on his family. 

78. Patty Hearst

Company: Hearst Corporation
Net Worth: $28 billion*

Patty Hearst is the granddaughter of tycoon William Randolph Hearst. She was born in San Francisco and attended the University of California. She is both an author and an actress. She is also known, tragically, for being allegedly kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. The SLA was a left-wing terrorist group.

Hearst was accused of joining the SLA voluntarily, which contradicted her claim that she had been kidnapped and coerced. She was found after being abducted for more than a year and a half. Hearst went on to work in the media, releasing a memoir and appearing in shows like The CW’s Veronica Mars. Another descendant of gold tycoon (and Deadwood villain) George Hearst, Patty’s wealth can be traced back centuries to the earliest days of American history.

79. Cindy McCain

Company: Hensley & Co.
Net Worth: $200 million*

Cindy McCain is a businesswoman who was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the heiress to the massive Hensley & Co. fortune. She was educated at the University of Southern California, where she received both her B.A. and M.A.

Hensley & Co. is a beer distribution company. She didn’t work there initially, choosing instead to become a special education teacher. She became the chair of Hensley after her father’s death. She is also a philanthropist, serving on boards for foreign aid.  McCain continues to donate to charitable causes across the United States to this day. Always nice to see someone of means giving back to those who need it most.

80. Edward Norton

Company: The Rouse Company
Net Worth: $80 million*

Edward Norton is an actor and filmmaker who has received three Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe. He was born in Boston. His grandfather founded The Rouse Company, an urban planning business, as well as Enterprise Community Partners, a real estate company. His father was actually a well-known federal prosecutor.

Norton began acting as a child in theater. He graduated from Yale in 1991, working in Japan before moving to New York City to begin acting. He debuted in the Richard Gere thriller Primal Fear, which got him an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for his supporting role. But our favorite Ed Norton role? Disney’s Fox feature, Fight Club, hands down.

81. Victoria Mars

Company: Mars
Net Worth: $7.2 billion*

Frank C. Mars founded Mars, Inc. in 1911, and Victoria Mars is one of the heiresses to the fortune. Frank was her great-grandfather. Victoria was born in 1965, and she inherited stock options from her family. She also served as the chairman of the company for many years until her semi-retirement. As of 2020, her net worth is $7.2 billion.

She and her sisters, Pamela, Marijke, and Valerie, all own stock in the company, but Victoria is likely the most involved in the day to day operations. Mars, Inc. is a candy company that brings in $35 billion a year in stock. Victoria has vowed to never take the company public. 

82. Anne Hearst

Company: Hearst Corporation
Net Worth: $28 billion*

Anne Hearst is a socialite and philanthropist. Her grandfather is William Hearst, who was the founder of the Hearst Corporation, a media conglomerate. Her father, Randolph, was at one point the president of The San Francisco Examiner. She is his daughter with his first wife. Her sister, Patty, was kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974.

She currently is the director of the charitable organization called The Princess Grace Foundation. She is on the board for Hearst Castle Preservation, which helps preserve historical landmarks, and she helped found the Rita Hayworth Gala’s Steering Committee.

83. Steve Aoki

Company: Benihana
Net Worth: $75 million*

Steve Aoki is a musician who is the son of the founder of Benihana, one of the most popular chain restaurants in the world. Aoki is also a DJ and record producer. The music exec has worked with acts like Iggy Azalea, Louis Tomlinson, Fall Out Boy, Lauren Jauregui, Kid Cudi, and more.

Aoki has released several albums, including the dance/rock album Wonderland, which charted on Billboard and was nominated for a Grammy back in 2013. He also founded his own charity, called the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which helps provide disaster and humanitarian relief across the world.

84. Gwendolyn Meyer

Company: Cargill
Net Worth: $4.4 billion*

Gwendolyn Meyer was born in 1962 and she currently resides in California. She is an heiress and equestrian, as well as a mother of two. Her mother was Marion Pictet, and her great-great-grandfather was Cargill founder William W. Cargill. She lives in Santa Fe on Coral Reef Ranch.

Cargill is a multinational conglomerate that is primarily focused on agriculture and agribusiness. It provides seed and livestock feed for companies. It also has its hand in the real estate market, as well as oil and gas, chocolate, and meatpacking. The company rakes in tens of billions per year.

85. Nancy Walton Laurie

Company: Walmart
Net Worth: $5.9 billion*

Nancy Walton Laurie is an heiress to the Walmart fortune. Her parents were Bud Walton and Audrey Walton, and her net worth is in the billions. She is married to Bill Laurie, a former NBA coach (and player). She resides in Bel-Air, where she recently purchased a $40 million mansion.

Ann Kroenke is her sister. Laurie attended the University of Memphis for her education, which is where she met her husband. She donated $25 million to build a new Mizzou (University of Missouri) sports arena, even though her daughter, Paige, went to USC.

86. Gloria Vanderbilt

Company: The Vanderbilt Family
Net Worth: $200 million*

Gloria Vanderbilt is an artist, fashion designer, socialite, and actress. She is also an author. She was born in Manhattan and has had a very interesting life at her age of 95. She was born in 1924, but she gained prominence in the 1930s after her mother, Gloria, and her aunt, Gertrude, held a huge custody battle over her.

Both parties wanted control of her trust fund. It was called “the trial of the century” by New York (and national) press at the time. There was scandalous evidence presented that Gloria was an unfit parent, and her aunt won custody. Her mother got visitation, as long as she didn’t exert “undue influence” on Gloria.

87. Susan Rockefeller

Company: Standard Oil
Net Worth: $3.3 million*

Susan Rockefeller is an heir by marriage to the Standard Oil fortune. Standard Oil was a major oil company in the early twentieth century. It was founded by John D. Rockefeller. At its height, it was worth around $313 billion. Susan Rockefeller is, in addition to an heiress, a conservationist and philanthropist who sits on the board of many different charities.

She attended Hampshire College, where she got her BA. She lives in NYC with her husband, David, who is directly linked to the fortune. She is a filmmaker, and her films explore difficult issues, including the destruction of the ecosystem, PTSD, ocean acidification and poisoning, poverty, racism, illness, and more. Her films have been featured on educational channels and received awards from the NOAA. 

88. North West

Company: Yeezy
Net Worth: $130 million*

One of the richest celebrity kids on Earth is North West, the first offspring of iconic rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West and his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian. North was famously born nearly a month early, triggering health concerns when she was born very underweight.

Today, however, North West is a healthy child with an even healthier net worth. But believe it or not, the child has actually earned quite a bit of cash all on her own. She’s appeared in commercials, TV and even in a Paul McCartney music video (which also co-starred Kanye, of course). North is often spotted wearing her parents’ line of children’s fashion apparel. Rumors suggest that the child actually has a wardrobe worth tens – if not hundreds – of thousands of dollars.

89. Ann Walton Kroenke

Company: Walmart
Net Worth: $6.6 billion*

Ann Kroenke and her siblings are heirs to the Walmart fortune. Walmart, a line of mega-retail stores, has managed to rake up profits into the billions each year. Kroenke resides in Missouri, and she received her education from Lincoln University, as well as Columbia College of Missouri. Her net worth is around $7 billion.

She has been married to Stan Kroenke since 1974, and the two have two children. It was her father, Bud Walton, who was the early business partner and brother of Sam Walton, who founded the retail chain. Her husband owns several sports teams, including the LA Rams, Arsenal FC and the Colorado Rapids. Her husband has managed to make a fortune in his own right, increasing the family’s wealth by an enormous amount. 

90. Katharine Rayner

Company: Cox Enterprises
Net Worth: $8 billion*

Katharine Rayner is the heir to the Cox Enterprises fortune. Cox is a huge multinational conglomerate that brings in billions each year. Kathy was born in New York, and it was her maternal grandfather who founded Cox Enterprises.

She is one of several siblings, and she shares her fortune with her sister Margaretta and brother James. She has been married twice, once to a magazine writer and once to a painter. She married Billy Rayner, the painter and author, in the 1980s, but she became a widow when he died in 2018.

91. Charles Butt

Company: H-E-B Supermarkets
Net Worth: $10.7 billion*

Charles Butt is an heir to the H-E-B Supermarket chain that is popular in the south. He is well-known for his good management tactics, with AdvisoryCloud ranking him as the #5 Top CEO on its Top CEO List. He also received awards from Mexico, as the government wanted to thank him for his charity work and business acumen in the country. He received the Aguila Azteca Medal.

H-E-B’s line of supermarkets has been around since 1971, and it is based in San Antonio, Texas. It started as a small store, but it expanded. It now has three-hundred stores and brings in $20 billion in annual revenue. It is still privately held.

92. Georgia May Jagger

Company: The Rolling Stones
Net Worth: $360 million*

Georgia May Jagger is a model and designer who was born in England. She is the daughter of famous Rolling Stones musician Mick Jagger. Her mother is model Jerry Hall. She has been in the fashion industry since 2008. She first signed with Independent Models, and she is now represented by TESS.

She received the British Fashion Council’s Model of the Year Award in 2009. She has appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Versace, H&M, Vivienne Westwood, Miu Miu, and Hudson Jeans. She has a contract with London cosmetics company Rimmel. She has also appeared in Angel Fragrance by Thierry Mugler commercials.

93. Donald Newhouse

Company: Advance Publications
Net Worth: $12 billion*

Donald Newhouse is the heir to the publishing fortune built by Sam Newhouse. Sam Newhouse founded Advance Publications in 1922. Donald inherited the business from his father and known owns the controlling stake. Advance became somewhat of a holding company. It owns magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.

Not only does it own magazines, it also owns papers in cities. The papers include The Oregonian, Plain-Dealer, and Star-Ledger. Advance has stakes in Discovery Communications and Bright House Networks, both of which are cable companies.

94. Randa Williams

Company: Enterprise Products
Net Worth: $5.6 million*

Randa Williams was born in Texas, and she attended Rice University and the University of Houston. Her father was Dan Duncan, who headed Enterprise Products. Enterprise is a huge company spanning the entire nation. It is an oil and gas company that is privately-held, staying in the family and making Randa and her siblings a lot of passive income.

Formerly, Williams was a practicing lawyer with a Texas firm before becoming the CEO of Enterprise. She was then the VP of Enterprise, serving in that role from 1994 to 2001. She made headlines when she and her siblings became the first American billionaires to not pay any estate tax.

95. Rooney Mara

Company: Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants
Net Worth: $12 million*

Rooney Mara is an heiress who is also an actress. She was born in upstate New York, and she now resides in Hollywood Hills. She attended George Washington University and New York University. Her family became rich as co-owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team. She has appeared in TV and cinematic productions.

Her breakout role was in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, where she played troubled hacker Lisbeth Salander. She was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her work in the film. She also appeared in the drama Carol, for which she received even more nominations, including from SAG and BAFTA.

96. Blue Ivy Carter

Company: Ivy Park
Net Worth: $1.2 billion*

Blue Ivy Carter, born in 2012, is the young daughter of superstar music artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z. While most of their money comes from music, she’s poised to inherit the profits from Beyoncé’s activewear line, Ivy Park, as well. She shares her parents’ fortune along with her younger twin siblings. This precocious youngster is known for being spirited and funny, and she’s been spotted on tour with her famous parents many times. 

Beyoncé is notoriously very private about her personal life, choosing to reveal only select personal details in the form of music (Lemonade being a prime example). By contract, however, her daughter Blue Ivy seems to enjoy the spotlight. 

97. Adam Levine

Company: M. Fredric
Net Worth: $90 million*

Adam Levine is a singer and actor who also is the judge on the show The Voice, which he and his team have won three times. He was born in Los Angeles, and he started singing in 1994. He was originally part of the band Kara’s Flowers, which split up after releasing one album. The group ended up reforming and changing their name to Maroon 5.

The band’s albums have gone multi-platinum. To date, Maroon 5 has won three Grammys, three AMAs, eight BMAs, an MTVMA, and a World Music Award. Levine has also appeared in American Horror Story’s Asylum season (season 2).

98. Ariana Grande

Company: Hose-McCann Communications
Net Worth: $50 million*

Ariana Grande is a singer, actress, and songwriter who is one of the most popular contemporary artists in the world. She is best-known for her wide vocal range, which is reminiscent of a young Mariah Carey. She started acting on Broadway, appearing in the musical “13.” She became famous for her role on Victorious and Sam & Cat, two Nickelodeon shows.

She became a serious singer when she released her debut album, called Yours Truly. It peaked on the Billboard Charts. Her second, third, and fourth albums had higher success. She has had multiple #1 singles and won several Grammys.