10+ Celebrities Who Also Had Rich Parents

Hollywood is filled with all sorts of celebs from different backgrounds.

You've got the ones who went from rags to riches, the middle class, and the extremely wealthy.

Today, we're talking about the latter. These are the ones who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths as they come from rich parents.

Keep reading for this privileged information.

1. Jake Gyllenhaal

There's a lot of star power in the Gyllenhaal family.

His father, Stephen, is a film director and poet, while his mother, Naomi, is a screenwriter and director.

Their Hollywood connections clearly opened up a lot of doors for Jake.

2. Tori Spelling

The actress has always known luxury. Her father was the famed TV producer Aaron Spelling, who created so many hit shows.

This includes Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, and Beverly Hills, 90210, which Tori went on to star in.

She even grew up in the largest mansion in California, which was a whopping 56,000-square-foot.

But Tori never knew that she was privileged.

“It was just my childhood so I didn’t know it wasn’t normal until other people pointed it out to me,” she told The Guardian in 2007.

3. Paris Hilton

She's one of the most famous hotel heiress's in the world.

Hilton is the granddaughter of the late Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. He was worth $2.3 billion, while Paris's father is worth $300 million.

4. Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner

Being born into the Kardashian-Jenner family comes with its privileges.

The sisters' parents, Kris and Caitlyn Jenner were already worth millions thanks to the family's reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Today, Kylie is a billionaire!

5. Jennifer Aniston

The actress's father, who has a net worth of $10 million, has been in the industry for decades.

He played Victor Kiriakis on Days of our Lives since 1985. Jennifer's late mom, Nancy, was also an actress.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow

Like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow grew up in a Hollywood family.

Her mother, Blythe Danner of Meet the Parents fame has a net worth of $45 million, while Gwyneth's late father was a television and film producer.

7. Salma Hayek

It's no surprise the actress married a billionaire — she was used to growing up like one!

Her father was an oil company executive and her mother was an opera singer. She even had three pet tigers growing up!

The star has never been shy about bragging about her easy-breezy upbringing.

"I thought I was a princess," she told The New York Post.

"I lived in a castle and my father was a king. I wore tiaras. I was born diva-ish," she said.

8. Adam Levine

Before he was making his own riches, he was living off of his father's: founder of the clothing boutique M. Fredric.

This gave Adam the privilege to attend a prestigious K-12 school with expensive tuition.

9. Bella and Gigi Hadid

These sisters are used to a life of luxury.

Their father, Mohamed Hadid, has built up a reported wealth of $100 million from building luxury hotels and mansions.

Meanwhile, their mother Yolanda Hadid, was a successful model.

10. Rose Leslie

The actress had a very different upbringing than her Game of Thrones character. She grew up in a castle!

Since her parents are legit royalty in Scotland, she grew up in Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire. Could she be any cooler?

11. Olivia Wilde

Both of the actress's parents are both famous journalists.

Her father, Andrew Cockburn, is the editor of Harper's Magazine and her mother is an award-winning journalist and a documentary producer. She also ran for U.S. House of Representatives in 2018.

12. Lady Gaga

The singer lived quite an interesting life when she was Stefanie Germanotta.

Her father, Joe Germanotta, created Guest WiFi, which is the company that brings WiFi to hotels, while her mother was an executive at Verizon.

13. Rooney and Kate Mara

These sisters scored a touch-down with their parents: their mom's family, the McNultys, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers, while their dad's family, the Maras, founded the New York Giants.

Today, the family's sports empires are worth three billion. Woah.

14. Anderson Cooper

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The CNN anchor gets his sophistication from his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. She was a society heiress who came from a very affluent family, after all.

Before her passing in 2019, she had built a $100 million fortune from her fashion empire.

15. Lana Del Rey

Don't be fooled by the fact that she once lived in a trailer park — the singer had a very nice upbringing.

Her father, Rob Grant, is a wealthy businessman who founded the media company, WebMediaProperties.com. He's also CEO of a real estate broker company called Point Judith Properties, Inc.

16. Ariana Grande

The singer has lived a very affluent life thanks to the fact that both her parents were CEOs of major companies.

Her mother, Joan, was the CEO of a communications company, while her father, Edward Butera, ran a graphic design company.

This gave the singer a very privileged life, as she grew up in a $2.4 million mansion.

Since her father worked with prominent celebs and figures, this may have given Ariana the connections she needed to launch her career.

17. Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's family helped build Hollywood from a fleeting dream into a gleaming empire. Her father was Henry Fonda, the most popular actor of his age. Henry is also widely considered to be one of the greatest actors who ever lived.

18. Kate Hudson

Before Kate Hudson became a formidable young actress in her own right, she was simply the daughter of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

Throughout the '80s-'90s, Kurt and Goldie were two of the most popular actors in Tinsel Town.

19. John David Washington

John David Washington is fast becoming one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He's appeared in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, and most recently in Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller, Tenet.

John is the son of Academy Award-winning actor, Denzel Washington.

20. Michael Douglas

I miss Michael Douglas. From 1987-2001, Michael starred in an impressive 15 different feature films.

He is the son of the legendary Kirk Douglas, a founding pillar of the Old Guard of Hollywood. Kirk is best remembered for his role in Spartacus.

21. Charlie Sheen & Emilio Estevez

Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez are the sons of Martin Sheen, the legendary actor known for films like Apocalypse Now.

Estevez is actually Martin's given name; he changed it when he came to Hollywood. This is why Charlie and Emilio have different surnames,

22. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore is the closest thing we have to Hollywood royalty; her roots in filmmaking run deep and wide.

Sadly, the Barrymores struggled with fame, which resulted in Drew being sent to rehab by the time she was 13.

23. Rashida Jones

Rashida is best known for her work on Parks and Rec, as well as The Office. She also happens to be the daughter of legendary music producer, Quincy Jones.

As well as penning the theme song for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Quincy produced Michael Jackson's iconic album, Thriller.

24. Robin Thicke

I've said it before and I'll say it again: "Blurred Lines" is one of the worst songs of the 2010s.

Robin had some help breaking into the industry, thanks to his famous father; the late comedian Alan Thicke.

25. Armie Hammer

The term 'oil tycoon' isn't one that gets thrown around often or lightly, but that's precisely the kind of stock that Armie Hammer hails from.

His great-grandfather was the head of the Occidental Petroleum company for several decades.

26. Taylor Swift

Taylor's lineage consists of more than three generations worth of Bank Presidents. Her father also worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.

Her mother, Andrea, also used to work as a mutual fund manager before starting their family.

27. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay's father is a former Wall Street trader who has been in-and-out of trouble with the law several times over the past three decades.

He was sent away to serve jail time when Lindsay was only 4-years-old.

28. Paul Giamatti

It's fitting that Paul Giamatti would star in a show called Billions, considering his family's enormous wealth.

Paul's father was the President of Yale University and also served as the Commissioner for Major League Baseball up until his death in 1989.

29. Michelle Williams


No matter how much time passes, Michelle will always be Jen Lindley, as far as I'm concerned.

Michelle's father is an author and politician, who ran for the Senate on two separate occasions. These days he teaches courses for other political hopefuls.

30. Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze is the mesmerizing director behind such films as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Her.

He's the descendent of Art Spiegel, of the Spiegel Catalogue. Sadly for Spike, he isn't in-line to inherit the vast empire.

31. Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney comes by acting honestly, it literally runs in her blood.

Her mother was an actress named Elizabeth Inglis and her father also worked as a producer over at NBC. Due to their wealth, Sigourney was able to attend prep school and Yale University.

32. Willow & Jaden Smith

Jaden and Willow are the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith; two of the most iconic TV stars of the '90s, as well as a proverbial Hollywood power couple.

This family is as star-studded as they come.