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Celebrities Who Were Born Rich

Hollywood is full of rags-to-riches stories.  Here are some examples of the OPPOSITE of that: Celebrities who were born rich . . .

 

1.  Ariana Grande’s mom was the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications and her father owned a graphic design firm in Florida.

 

2.  Adam Levine’s family owns the upscale retail chain M. Frederic.

 

3.  Kate and Rooney Mara are football royalty.  Their mom’s family, the Rooneys, owns the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Their dad’s side, the Maras, owns the New York Giants.

 

4.  Taylor Swift’s father was a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, and he even bought a stake in Taylor’s record company when she was recording her debut album.

 

5.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ family owns a multibillion-dollar firm called the Louis-Dreyfus Group.

 

6.  Rashida Jones’ dad is, of course, mega-producer Quincy Jones.  Her mother was actress Peggy Lipton.

 

7.  Benedict Cumberbatch comes from a family of, quote, “merchants and adventurers.”  Unfortunately for him, their holdings included a slave plantation in Barbados.

 

8.  Salma Hayek’s father was an oil industry executive . . . who supposedly bought her three tigers after she begged for them.

 

9.  Edward Norton’s grandfather invented the shopping mall, and developed the city of Columbia, Maryland.

 

10.  Paul Giamatti’s father was Bart Giamatti, who was the president of Yale University.  He was also the commissioner of Major League Baseball, but he only served for five months before he died of a heart attack in 1989

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  • Jon Watkins

    For the past 15 years, Jon has been waking you up doing morning radio here in Utah! Originally from Long Beach, California, Jon spends his time driving his kids from sports to birthday parties, blotting the grease off his pizza and complaining about how cold the winter is. Jon and his wife Jenn love to travel and even do a travel podcast together called, “Our Savings Starts Tomorrow.” If you ever see Jon out and about, make sure to say hi! He’s desperate for attention

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