The success of many companies early on in the history United States created many powerful families that own a vast amount of wealth. These elite families pass on their fortunes to their (rather lucky) children, and generational wealth continues to grow and expand. The heirs and heiresses inherit massive fortunes and become millionaire and billionaires as well. Here are the richest heirs and heiresses of these wealthy elite families.
Paris Hilton has made her own career just for being an heiress. Her original wealth came from being an heiress to the Hilton Hotels Corporation. Along with her own earning from TV shows and other ventures, she is worth about $300 million.
Actress Olivia Wilde has made a name for herself by appearing in films and TV shows like House. Not many know that she is also an heiress, as her father is Andrew Cockburn, editor and journalist at Harper’s Magazine. She is worth about $20 million.