Douglas Durst

Douglas Durst is a real estate investor and developer. He is also the chairman of the Durst Organization. His notable works with the organization include making an investment of $100 million toward the One World Trade Center and the New School University Center’s development.
Douglas’ children, Alexander and Helena, are currently serving as principals for the Durst Organization. His daughter, Anita, is the artistic director for ChaShaMa, a program that helps artists find affordable studios in New York. The Durst Organization is among the oldest family-run residential and commercial estate companies in New York. It was founded by Joseph Durst, Douglas’ grandfather. With various developments helping the company grow throughout the years, the entire family fortune is currently valued at $5.2 billion.

The Butt Family

The H-E-B grocery store chain, which has over 350 branches around America, was started by one mother— Florence Thornton Butt. She went door-to-door selling products to her neighbors in order to provide for her ill husband. Eventually, she decided to rent out a small property, which Florence turned into a grocery store where people in town can buy their daily needs. Two generations have passed and the business is still going strong. Florence’s grandson, Charles Butt, is the current CEO of the company. Thanks to the Butt family’s investments and effort throughout the years, their fortune is now valued at $10.7 billion. They have thousands of employees who also benefit from their success. Who would’ve thought that Florence’s small idea would turn into the family’s fortune!

The Murdoch Family

The Murdoch family is one of the more familiar names on our list. This is thanks to the significant contributions they have made in various fields. Their most prominent members include Sir Walter Murdoch, who wrote essays published through the Herald & Weekly Times, a newspaper group run by his nephew, Sir Keith Murdoch.
Through the years, the Murdoch family has made investments in companies like the Fox Television Stations, Fox News, Fox Broadcasting Company, New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and News America Marketing. The family has accumulated around $18.1 billion from their business ventures. With family members like Rupert Murdoch and his children, James and Lachlan, taking on the business, they can safeguard their family’s wealth even for future generations.

Scarlett Johansson

Who would’ve thought that even without joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and doing The Avengers and Black Widow films, Scarlett Johansson is already a millionaire? Aside from her huge fortune, the 35-year-old star is actually an heiress of a $140-million fortune. The mother-of-one comes from a very wealthy and successful family.

Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she still works hard to be the big star that she is today. As they say, hard work always pays off and she becomes the world’s highest-paid actress since 2018. Johansson is also often part of Forbes Celebrity 100. If those are not yet enough, she is also one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, getting the credits of being the ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time.

Kate Hudson

Everybody knows that Kate Hudson is the daughter of the Hollywood superstar Goldie Hawn and The Hudson Brothers vocalist Bill Hudson. With two famous parents, it is easy to assume that the 41-year-old star is not just from a renowned family but from a wealthy one, too. They were probably by listening to their financial advisor’s advice. No wonder the actress inherited a huge fortune from her mother.

This makes Kate the rich kid she is today with a net worth of $80 million. Anyhow, despite the riches, she still followed in the footsteps of her mom and joined the entertainment world. Aside from being an actress, Kate is also an author and fashion entrepreneur. She managed to make a name for herself and rose to prominence when she did Almost Famous in 2000.

Paris Hilton

Long before Paris Hilton made a name in the entertainment industry, she is already known as an heiress. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. They basically own the Hilton Hotels, which has been around for over 100 years and has 6,100 branches worldwide. However, according to reports, her grandfather, Barron Hilton, decided to leave his fortune to charity through the family’s foundation. Why? The decision had something to do with the controversies that Paris got into the past.

Anyhow, Paris knew how to spend her investment money wisely. The mid-2000s-It girl had a reality series of her own. She also had several albums to her name. In addition, the 39-year-old reality star has her own clothing and over 20 perfumes under her belt. Most recently, she dropped her controversial memoir.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields may have started her career as an actress and model at a young age, but she is actually born from a wealthy family. Her father, Francis Alexander Shields, was a well-known businessman and an executive at Revlon in New York. On the other hand, her mother, Teri Shields, was an actress, film producer, socialite, and model. With well-off parents, the 55-year-old star inherited a huge fortune for herself.

Although it wasn’t revealed how much exactly Brooke got from her mom and dad, according to reports, it was already included in her $40 million net worth. Her parents seemed to make sure their daughter would not need any money loan when they’re gone. Anyhow, with Brooke’s name and hard work, she will surely remain afloat.

Carly Simon

Carly Simon is the daughter of the ever-successful book publisher Richard L. Simon. The senior Simon was the co-founder of the publishing house, Simon & Schuster. However, Richard sold his investment in the company for $1 million in 1944. He tried to return to the publishing world and found success again. Sadly, he was gone in the 1960s. According to reports, Carly was only left with a $50,000 fortune by his father. Although the amount looked small, at the time, it was already a huge amount.

Also, Carly receives much of the credit as a pop star today than an heiress. She has made a name for herself as a singer, songwriter, musician and children’s author. She is now 75 years old and has two kids with former husband, James Taylor.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg is one of Hollywood’s most iconic filmmakers. He has been given credit for pioneering the tradition of summer blockbusters, thanks to his 1975 film Jaws. Spielberg is also the creative force behind cinematic gems like Jurassic Park, ET the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, and Saving Private Ryan. In recent years, Spielberg has released many award-winning movies, which have all received positive reviews from both viewers and critics alike. Given his success, Steven Spielberg has an approximate net worth of $3.7 billion. When he isn’t collecting film memorabilia or artworks, Spielberg shares part of his fortune to charity organizations. In fact, he is known as one of the most generous philanthropists in Hollywood. This doesn’t mean he is without personal luxuries, however!

The Kraft Family

Robert Kenneth Kraft is the chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group. He is also the owner of National Football League’s New England Patriots, Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution, and New England’s first e-sports team Boston Uprising. Kraft also owns Gillette Stadium. He started his career in paper products, providing packaging supplies to both Avon and Kodak. His successful business eventually led to the formation of the company, the Kraft Group. Over the years, the Kraft family has engaged in many charity programs, hoping to help in healthcare and education. Aside from Robert, his children, Jonathan, Daniel, Joshua, and David, have also gathered quite a fortune to their personal credit. With the family’s wealth combined, they’re worth approximately $6.2 billion.

Allegra Versace

Allegra Versace Beck is the daughter of fashion designer Donatella Versace and former fashion model Paul Beck. Ever since she was a child, Allegra has always been a fan of ballet. She later studied at Brown University, before transferring to the University of California in Los Angeles. There she studied French, art history, and theatre. Although she had been born to one of the most powerful families in fashion, Allegra prefers a quieter and more private life.
When Allegra was only 18 years old, she inherited 50% ownership of the Versace brand. The luxury brand was founded by her uncle, Gianni Versace. Since his initial investment, the company has grown in value and is now worth around $800 million. Allegra is currently the director of Versace.

The Kardashian-Jenner Family

With many of its members branching out into various business ventures, the Kardashian-Jenner family now have a combined net worth of at least $2 billion. Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian-West have made investments in the beauty industry with their multi-million dollar companies Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty, respectively. In fact, Kylie has personal earnings of around $1 billion from her company. It made her one of the youngest self-made billionaires on Forbes’ list.
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian’s husband, is a rapper who has also branched out to businesses in fashion. His successful Yeezy brand, which is in partnership with Adidas, has earned him $140 million in royalties. It’s amazing how a bit of fame can be turned into a highly successful business empire, right?

The Duncan Family

Dan Duncan was born into a working-class household. His father worked as a farmer to support the family. When he grew up, Dan and his father went to work as pipeliners in the oil fields. They spent a few years in the business, but in 1968, Dan decided to risk some of his investments and started his own company. This was how Enterprise Products Company was born. Before long, they became one of America’s top providers of oil and gas pipelines.
His children, Dannine Avara, Milane Frantz, Randa Williams, and Randa Duncan Williams, share 8% of the family business. Their total inherited a fortune from their father and the company was approximately $10 billion. In time, they were able to double that value.

The Getty Family

Nowadays, the first thing that comes to people’s minds when the name Getty pops up would be the watermarked photos of celebrities that are available online. Prior to Mark Getty becoming chairman of Getty Images, however, the family business was in oil. It was his grandfather, Jean Paul Getty, who established the Getty Oil Company.
Later on, Gordon Getty, Jean Paul’s son, inherited the company. In 1986, he sold it off for $10 billion. Gordon then became a musical composer and has since received credit for composing the opera Plump Jack and Joan and the Bells. He also founded the company ReFlow. With the family members venturing into different businesses, the Getty family now has an accumulated net worth of $6 billion.

The Onassis Family

Athina Hélène Onassis is the sole surviving descendant of Aristotle Onassis, who earned a fortune through his investments in the shipping business. She began riding horses as a child and turned that passion into a career. Athina is an equestrian who eventually went on to compete as a Greek Citizen for the Avlona Riding Club. In 2013 and the following year, Athina Onassis also represented Greece in the European Show Jumping Championships. Her mother, Christina, inherited 55% of Aristotle’s fortune and eventually passed it to Athina. As of 2020, she has accumulated a net worth of $1 billion. With her career and co-ownership of AD Sport Horses, Athina has great potential within her when it comes to expanding her family’s fortune.

The Walton Family

Before Walmart became the world’s largest corporation in terms of revenue, Sam Walton started out with a small store that focused on selling good quality products for a lower price compared to other places. After expanding its branches in small towns instead of larger cities, Walton made enough investment money to further grow the business from the 190 stores in 1977 to a whopping 800 establishments in 1985.
Sam Walton’s family currently owns 50% of Walmart’s stock. As a family unit, they have accumulated as much as $200 billion as of 2020. Of course, the family fortune is expected to pass on to their children and grandchildren. Should their success continue through the generations, we can expect their net worth to increase as time goes on.

The Abramovich Family

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is a businessman who owns Millhouse LLC and is well-known for owning the premiere football club Chelsea FC. Roman’s daughter, Sofia, is an equestrian who has earned around $4 million from her career as a show-jumper. She has four horses to her name and is also very successful in her profession. In fact, she was once given the honor of representing Russia during international competitions.
With her father’s net worth of $12 billion, Sofia and her siblings don’t have to worry about financial issues such as student loans. Furthermore, even without her father’s inheritance, Sofia has also managed to earn a fair amount of fortune from the competitions she has joined. She is one independent woman who can handle her own.

The Rockefeller Family

John Davidson Rockefeller Sr. was a businessman who eventually became the wealthiest person in America and the richest person in modern history. If you think that’s an exaggeration—wait until you learn about his assets. He established Standing Oil, which was the beginning of his good fortune. After the company was split into 34 smaller companies, Rockefeller’s wealth soared even higher. This is thanks to each company earning more compared to when they were a single entity. These companies include Chevron Corporation and ExxonMobil.
Over the years, the Rockefeller family has accumulated approximately $10 billion, which is split between 174 family members. Each one has since ventured into different businesses. Overall, they have received at least $63 million from the oil business’ fortune.

The Mars Family

Franklin Clarence Mars created Mars Incorporated. The company is best known for making the chocolate bars that we love today, including Snickers and Milky Way. Eventually, his son, Forrest, inherited the company and claimed ownership over other brands like Pedigree and Whiskas. Another product that Forrest acquired during his time working in the company was M&M’s.
Mars, Incorporated is still going strong to this day, producing food for people and pets alike. Over the years and through their successful investments and other business ventures, the Mars family has accumulated a fortune of around $78 billion. We’re sure there is nothing sweeter than success that’s the product of family effort. Even sweeter is the fact that the family helps many different charitable institutions.