More Than an Heiress! Paris Hilton Has Amassed a Huge Net Worth as an Entrepreneur
That’s hot! Reality TV legend Paris Hilton has proven herself to be one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars — but how rich is the iconic blonde hotel heiress? For a breakdown on her net worth and how she accumulated so much cash over the course of her career, keep reading.
What Is Paris Hilton’s Net Worth?
Paris’ incredible fortune sits at an estimated $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
While the California native has worked hard during her career, she was also born into money. The Simple Life alum, who is married to husband Carter Reum, is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. Her parents, Richard and Kathy Hilton, have carried on his legacy with their own business empire. Her paternal grandfather, Barron Hilton, left her approximately $5.6 million when he died in September 2019.
How Does Paris Hilton Make Money?
The socialite made her reality television debut in The Simple Life alongside then-best friend Nicole Richie in 2003. The series ran for five seasons and ended in 2007.
She has also had several supporting roles in scripted film and television over the years, including House of Wax, Snakes on a Plane, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Supernatural and The Bling Ring.
The actress wrote Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Cheek Peek Behind the Pose in 2004 and the memoir hit the New York Times best-seller list upon its release. She released a second book, Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All To Me, in late 2005.
Does Paris Hilton Own a Business?
Over the years, the author has endorsed 17 fragrances, which have generated over $2 billion gross revenue — of which she gets a hefty cut. She also has a massive product empire overseas, where her Paris-branded merchandise, including handbags and clothing, are hot items.
In 2006, the businesswoman launched her own record label and released her self-titled debut album. She has dropped nine singles to date, including 2006’s “Stars Are Blind,” which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard chart. Paris also took on DJing in 2010, and by 2014, Time magazine named her the highest-paid female DJ in the industry.
Did Paris Hilton Make Money From Her Sex Tape?
In late 2003, Paris’ unauthorized sex tape was leaked on the internet. Her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, who was also featured in the footage, marketed and distributed the video himself under the now-iconic name “1 Night in Paris.” The DJ filed a lawsuit, which reportedly earned her $400,000 when the case was settled out of court.
Where Does Paris Hilton Live?
The singer purchased a $5.9 million home in a gated community in Sherman Oaks, California, in 2007. The property was later burglarized by the infamous Bling Ring the following year. Prior to purchasing the protected pad, she owned a $6.2 million home in Beverly Hills.
In 2014, Paris purchased a downtown Manhattan penthouse for $4.9 million.