When you reach star status, you can enjoy the perks that come with it: fame, access to exclusive parties, free clothing items or the latest gadgets. But money is still one of the best parts of being famous.
While celebrities usually start from the bottom and work their way up, there are a few lucky ones who were born rich and got a competitive edge over their peers.
Most actors in Hollywood have day jobs and struggle to pay the rent, but other celebrities are just born into wealthy families. And when one of your parents is also an actor or a producer, it’s easier to get roles in films or TV shows.
Or maybe the following celebs got their breakthrough without any help from their rich parents. After all, Demi Moore is a star and she was born and raised in a trailer park, having an alcoholic mother and stepfather. And Sarah Jessica Parker grew up in a coal-mining town in Ohio.
But if your parents were loaded too, wouldn’t you enjoy that lavish lifestyle with private jets, fancy mansions, designer clothes and unbelievable vacations?
The following is a list of celebrities born into wealthy families. Do you think you have a higher chance of succeeding if you’re born into a rich family? Share your thoughts below.
Emma’s father was president and CEO of a commercial construction company worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Apparently, when she decided to become an actress, she made a PowerPoint presentation in order to persuade her parents to accept her choice. Emma has won an Oscar for her performance in La La Land and earned $26 million from summer 2016 to summer 2017.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jake and Maggie are wonderful actors, but their parents are also part of the film industry. Their mother is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, while their father is a film director. Having been part of the film industry practically since birth, it’s no wonder that they have both made it. However, these two were not spoiled as children, as they volunteered and had summer jobs while growing up. The Gyllenhaals are descendants of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family.
Taylor is one of the biggest pop stars today, but even if she didn’t have a music career, she would still be wealthy. Her father, Scott Swift, comes from a banking family, and he himself was a financial adviser for Merrill Lynch and managed assets worth close to $500 million. He also owns 3 percent of Taylor’s first recording company, so you could say he’s also rich from her daughter’s songs about her exes. So, it’s now wonder that Taylor Swift got her breakthrough, as her family helped her reach musical stardom.