Many aspiring actors make their way out of misery to a bright and starry celebrity life. But some celebrities were actually very wealthy or coming out of a wealthy family before they became famous. Here, we will share you with these 8 stars who is successful now but their family wealth is already tremendous.
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Known as an accomplished actress famous for Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, and Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been in the industry for quite some time. While she has achieved a lot in her career, she was incredibly wealthy before she was famous. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, who founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a massive conglomerate. What's more, her father Gérard is a billionaire affiliated with the family company and was the previous chairperson of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.
2. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton was born into incredible levels of wealth before being extremely famous. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, who was the founder of the Hilton Hotels group. She grew up in New York City, Beverly Hills, and The Hamptons.
3. Carly Simon
American singer-songwriter Carly Simon is very talented, and her music has topped the table for many times. The famous song "Nobody Does it Better" was written by her and used in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. But she was already very wealthy before she was famous. Her father Richard was one of the original founders of the Simon & Schuster publishing houses, which is one of the largest English publishing houses in the world.
4. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a hugely successful pop-icon and musician who has won some awards over the years. But the little known is that she grew up remarkably wealthy. She grew up on the Upper West Side of New York, raised by her parents Cynthia and Joseph. Her father was a successful internet entrepreneur who founded a company that sets up Wi-Fi networks in hotels and restaurants.
5. Rooney and Kate Mara
Known for appearances on television shows and movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, House of Cards, Her, Fantastic Four, American actresses Rooney and Kate Mara are sisters. Their father Timothy Mara is one of the current owners of the New York Giants. Additionally, their mothers family were the original founders of the Pittsburgh Steelers as well.
6. Adam Levine
Known as the lead vocalist for Maroon 5 and a judge on the reality television singing competition, The Voice, Adam Levine has a net worth of around $50 million dollars. His father, Fred Levine, was a successful businessman who could afford to send Adam to private school and help him pursue his passion for music.
7. Paul Giamatti
American actor Paul Giamatti is known for appearances in films and television shows like The Truman Show, John Adams, Cinderella Man, Saving Private Ryan, The Illusionist. His father is not only a professor and president at Yale University but also the seventh commissioner of Major League Baseball.
8. Robin Thicke
American/Canadian singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has been nominated for four Grammy awards. His mother Gloria Loring was a cast member on Days of Our Lives, and his father Alan Thicke played a role in Growing Pains.