Paris Hilton is an American model, socialite, heiress and entrepreneur. She is among the top celebrities in America who are not in the music or film industry. Hilton gets most of her wealth from the Hilton Hotel chains and also from some endorsements. Here is a look at Paris Hilton’s $100 million net worth and where it all comes from;
Paris Hilton Net Worth: The Foundation
Inasmuch as most of the top celebrities are known to start from scratch, Paris is not in that bracket at all. She got most of her wealth from her deceased grandfather who died of old age. Other than the money she inherited from her father, Hilton also took control of her grandfather’s foundation. Conrad Hilton, the grandfather, founded the Hilton Hotel chain and Paris took control of them. Hilton Hotel is a popular name in many countries around the world. As a matter of fact, the hotels are in more than 540 locations around the world.
Other than the inheritance, Hilton began modeling at a tender age while in elementary school. With her natural beauty and figure, she landed a contract with T. Management. This is a renowned modeling agency owned by billionaire and 2016 presidential hopeful, Donald Trump. Her incredible talent as a model earned a lot of lucrative deals from top brands. As a model, she has worked with top designers like Christian Dior, Guess, Marciano, and others. Obviously, Paris has not had such a terrible beginning like most of other celebrities. Maybe it is all about fortune, luck or she is determined to get what she wants. Also, her childhood friends are now top stars in America and the world as a whole, including Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie, Leonel Richie’s adopted daughter.
The Film/TV career
In 2001, Paris was given a cameo role to play as herself in Zoolander, with Ben Stiller as the lead actor and director. Paris became famous to many when she appeared on the reality TV show, The Simple Life in 2003. In the same year, she got a bigger acting role in The Cat in the Hat movie, which was moderately successful for her. Still in 2003, Paris featured in a thriller, Wonderland, which was directed by James Cox.
Things were ambivalent with Paris in 2003 because she got famous in every dimension. The TV and film role was overshadowed by a sex tape released by her ex-boyfriend. The sex tape was titled, One Night in Paris. With such an impressive name, no one would think that it was a sex tape or had anything to do with Paris Hilton. Paris tried to ignore all that, but it was somewhat difficult for her.
In the latter years, Paris got some significant roles in the TV shows, which contributed to her fame. She featured in The O.C, Veronica Mars, and Las Vegas. The sex tape wasn’t much of a blow to her popularity and movie roles since Paris was able to land more lucrative deals with top films. She played a supporting role in House of Wax and Nine Lives.
She also appeared in several reality shows like Paris Hilton’s; My New BFF. This reality TV had some Spin-offs that were somewhat successful. Paris later on had another reality TV series, called The World According to Paris. These reality TV shows made her gain more popularity.
Paris Hilton Net Worth: The money
A bigger percentage of Paris’ family money is gained from the hotel chains. Nonetheless, Paris herself makes money from other areas. For instance, she makes between $25,000 and $100,000, as a hosting fee just to appear in a club or a party.
Paris Hilton is a lover of exotic cars. She owns some cool cars like a Pink Bentley, a Pink Ferrari among others. She also owns a shoe and perfume line, and receives movie royalties. So with all the investments and earnings, Paris Hilton is rated to be worth about $100 million.