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20 Celebrities Who Were Rich Before They Became Famous

While some celebrities have no choice but to start from the bottom to pursue their Hollywood dreams, some lucky ones were born into wealthy families, including the likes of Kyra Sedgwick, Paul Giamatti, and Scarlett Johansson. For your entertainment, we've listed 20 A-listers who grew up with veritable fortunes.

1. Kyra Sedgwick, Net Worth: $16 Million

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Great-grandfather: Endicott Peabody, founder of the Groton School

Relative: William Ellery, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Father: Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist

2. Paul Giamatti, Net Worth: $25 Million

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Father: A. Bartlett Giamatti, the president of Yale University, and the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball

3. Scarlett Johansson, Net Worth: $140 Million

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Grandfather: Ejner Johansson, an art historian, screenwriter, and film director

Father: Karsten Olaf Johansson, an architect

Mother: Melanie Sloan, a producer

4. Giada De Laurentiis, Net Worth: $35 Million

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Grandfather: Dino De Laurentiis, a prolific film producer

Father: Alex De Benedetti, an actor, and producer

Mother: Veronica De Laurentiis, an author, and actress

5. Edward Norton, Net Worth: $80 Million

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Grandfather: James Rouse, an urban planner and real estate developer who founded The Rouse Company, which developed the city of Columbia and Maryland

Father: Edward Norton Sr., a former federal prosecutor who worked in President Jimmy Carter's administration

6. Ariana Grande, Net Worth: $48 Million

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Father: Edward Butera, the CEO of Ibi Designs Edward Butera

Mother: Joan Grande, the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications

7. Anderson Cooper, Net Worth: $100 Million

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Father: Wyatt Emory Cooper, an author, screenwriter, and actor

Mother: Gloria Vanderbilt, an artist, fashion designer, writer, and heiress of the Vanderbilt family

8. Jaden Smith, Net Worth: $8 Million

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Father: Will Smith

Mother: Jada Pinkett Smith

9. Adam Levine, Net Worth: $90 Million

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Father: Fred Levine, the founder of retail chain M. Fredric

10. Ed Sheeran, Net Worth: $110 Million

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Father: John, an art curator, and lecturer

Mother: Imogen, a jewelry designer

11. Jamie Lee Curtis, Net Worth: $60 Million

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Father: Tony Curtis, a screen legend

Mother: Janet Leigh, a hugely successful actress

12. Jake & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Net Worth: $65 Million & $15 Million

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Father: Stephen Gyllenhaal, a film director

Mother: Naomi Foner, a film producer, and screenwriter

13. Taylor Swift, Net Worth: $360 Million

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Father: Scott Kingsley Swift, stockbroker

Mother: Andrea Gardner Swift, a mutual fund marketing executive before giving up her career to be a homemaker

14. Psy, Net Worth: $60 Million

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Father: Park Won-Ho, the executive chairman of the DI Corporation

Mother: Kim Young-hee, owner of several high-end restaurants in Seoul

15. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Net Worth: $250 Million

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Father: Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Company

Mother: Judith, a writer, and special needs tutor

16. Rooney Mara, Net Worth: $12 Million

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Father: Timothy Christopher Mara, the vice president of the New York Giants, whose family founded the team

Mother: Kathleen McNulty, whose family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers

17. Armie Hammer, Net Worth: $16 Million

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Great-grandfather: Armand Hammer, an oil tycoon

Father: Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman who owns several businesses

18. Brooke Shields, Net Worth: $25 Million

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Father: Frank Shields, an executive at Revlon

Mother: Teri Shields, a model who came from Italian nobility

19. Rashida Jones, Net Worth: $25 Million

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Father: Quincy Jones, a music legend

20. Allison Williams, Net Worth: $2 Million

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Father: Brian Williams, a news anchor on NBC Nightly News

Mother: Jane Gillan Stoddard, a TV producer

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