10 Celebrities Who Were Born Rich

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Heres the list for 10 celebrites who were rich before celebrity status.

Adam Levine

The Maroon 5 rock star grew up in Los Angeles while attending Brentwood, a prestigious private school. He was able to live a lavish lifestyle thanks to his father, Fred Levine who is the founder of retail chain M. Frederic. 

Ariana Grande

Grande didn’t grow up counting pennies. Her father, Edward Butera is the CEO of a graphic design company, Ibi Designs Edward Butera, which caters to its a-list celebrity clients.

Taylor Swift

While you may have heard the rumors about Taylor Swift’s tough time going through school, you probably didn’t know that she grew up very wealthy. Swift’s father worked as a financial advisor at Merrill-Lynch, and her mother worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was brought up on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Her father made it big by starting and owning a company that installs WiFi in hotels. 

Bella and Gigi Hadid

The Hadid sisters come from one of the wealthiest families in the world. Their father, Mohamed Hadid is a former Olympian and billionaire real estate developer. You might have seen their mother, Yolanda, on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in past seasons. 

Brooke Shields 

Shields’ father was an executive at Revlon Cosmetics. The family has ancestral links with multiple Italian noble families. Can you say royalty?

Jake Gyllenhaal

The heartthrob actor fits right in with the family line of business. His father, Stephen Gyllenhaal is a film director and his mother is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter.

Nicole Richie

Richie was adopted by the famous Lionel Richie, who (if you don’t know) is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His career launched him as one of the most successful balladeers in the 1980s. 

Paris Hilton

This one is a no-brainer. Hilton’s great grandfather founded Hilton hotels. Thanks to him, Hilton has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

Miley Cyrus

Miley’s father, Billy Rae Cyrus has released sixteen studio albums and 53 singles. He’s most known for his single “Achy Breaky Heart”, which became the first single to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia.


I was born and raised in Westhampton Beach, NY. I am currently an undergraduate student at SUNY Cortland studying English and Professional Writing. I have a passion for writing and literature and I aim to share that passion with others. I enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle and I look for the positive energy in others.

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