The success of many companies early on in the history United States created many powerful families that own a vast amount of wealth. These elite families pass on their fortunes to their (rather lucky) children, and generational wealth continues to grow and expand. The heirs and heiresses inherit massive fortunes and become millionaire and billionaires as well. Here are the richest heirs and heiresses of these wealthy elite families.
Paris Hilton has made her own career just for being an heiress. Her original wealth came from being an heiress to the Hilton Hotels Corporation. Along with her own earning from TV shows and other ventures, she is worth about $300 million.