Most of you don’t know that the Gyllenhaal siblings, Jake and Maggie, were born to very—very successful parents. Their father Stephen was a director, and their mother, Naomi, was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. Together, they are worth over $10 million. (Photo: WENN)
Rooney and Kate Mara hail from a football family worth not millions, but billions! Their mother’s side of the family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their father’s side of the family founded the New York Giants. Talk about football royalty! (Photo: WENN)
He may play a simple research assistant in “Call Me By Your Name”, but there’s nothing humble about Armie Hammer’s origins. His grandfather was an oil tycoon, chairman of Occidental Petroleum for 33 years. His father is also a successful businessman, owning a publishing company and a film production company. (Photo: WENN)
Money isn’t a problem for Ariana Grande—and not because she’s already fabulously rich on her own, but because her mother, Joan Grande, is the CEO of a communications company, and her father, Edward Butera, is the founder of an award-winning graphic design firm. (Photo: WENN)
Before he was the frontman of Maroon 5, before he was the owner of one of The Voice’s red swivel chairs, Adam Levine was just another rich kid in L.A. His father, Fred Levine, founded an L.A. based clothing boutique called M. Fredric. (Photo: WENN)
If we’re being honest, Bella and Gigi Hadid, the children of Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Yolanda Foster and billionaire real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid, are as famous for being rich as they are for their fashion careers. (Photo: WENN)
Ansel Elgort grew up in the upper-class world of New York City. His parents were famous in the arts community. His dad was a fashion-photographer who spent decades shooting for publications such as Vogue. His mother has enjoyed a successful career as a opera director. (Photo: WENN)
Lena Dunham may have played a twenty-something struggling to make ends meet on Girls, but in real life, things were much easier. That’s all thanks to her super-successful parents, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, both of whom are famous artists. (Photo: WENN)
Anderson Cooper was born to writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and artist/fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. Gloria’s father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, was the great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who created a railroad empire and was one of the first millionaires in America. (Photo: WENN)
Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an heiress to Louis Dreyfus Energy Services, which her great-great-grandfather Leopold Dreyfus founded in the 1800s. Her father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, had an estimated $3.4 billion at the time of his death in 2016. (Photo: WENN)
Kristen Stewart grew up in L.A., the daughter of TV producer John Stewart and script supervisor and film director Jules Mann-Stewart. The pair raised Kristen in an Alice in Wonderland-themed mansion, worth an estimated $1.75 million. (Photo: WENN)
Darren Criss’ father was a wealthy banker who actually started and ran his own bank in Hawaii. He also served as a director of the San Francisco Opera. Any chance that had any influence on his son who went on to become a star of one of the most successful musical TV shows of all time? (Photo: WENN)
Cara Delevingne is the progeny of high society folk. Her father is a successful property developer who raised his three girls in the posh London neighborhood of Belgravia, where the average home prices are 3 million dollars. (Photo: WENN)
Paul Giamatti’s father, A. Bartlett “Bart” Giamatti, had quite an impressive resume: He was once the president of Yale University before working as the seventh commissioner of Major League Baseball before his death in September 1989. (Photo: WENN)
Taylor Swift’s dad is the financial adviser for Merrill Lynch and her mom is a mutual fund marketing executive. As she always says, Taylor grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania. (Photo: WENN)
Many of us have heard the inspiring s
tories of celebrities who against all odds—and with the perfect combination of hard work, innate talent, and a bit of luck— reached stardom, and with it, an enviable life of luxury and glamour.
But while many have had to work their way up in the entertainment industry ladder, other celebs had it easy from the beginning, long before they hit it big. They were born into privilege, set from the start! They’ve lived in the upper crust for their whole lives.
Of course, being born rich doesn’t guarantee you’ll make it in showbusiness, but it sure doesn’t hurt! Some stars were fortunate enough to have been born to fabulously wealthy parents. From the Gyllenhaals to the Maras to the Hadids, these famous faces were rich from the moment they entered the world!
Some people just have all the luck!