These Are the Wealthiest Heirs In the World

If you’re lucky enough to be born into a wealthy family, then the world is your oyster. Some of the richest families around the globe stay rich by passing down the family fortune through younger generations.

From the Hearsts to the Ecclestones, these ladies and gents know how to splash the cash – sometimes with tragic consequences. Join us as we dive into the (literally) rich lives of some of the wealthiest heirs in the world.

Lydia Hearst-Shaw – $100 Million

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Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Lydia Hearst-Shaw is the great-granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, making her an heir from the moment she was born. Her mother, Patty Hearst, became famous in her own right in the ’70s when she was kidnapped by the American terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army.

While it’s not clear exactly how much money Hearst-Shaw has inherited, it’s thought that she is worth around $100 million. The 34-year-old has found success as a model and an actress, having been involved in campaigns for MAC and Escada. The starlet currently has multiple film projects in the works, including The Haunting of Sharon Tate.