America has a long-held fascination for the lives of the uber-wealthy, especially for those who are born into it. Thanks to business magnates whose fortunes were established as early as the 19th century, you would think that their descendants would hardly have to lift a finger to access the millions and billions in their bank accounts.
But surprisingly, many heiresses have become successful in their own right, regardless of whether or not their rich upbringings helped them get there. From reality TV stars to fashion moguls, here are some of America’s richest heiresses.
Dylan Lauren — Net Worth: $4 Billion
Dylan Lauren is the daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren and despite being an heiress to her father’s fashion fortune, she has founded business ventures of her own. She created Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001, something she was inspired to do since she was six years old after seeing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Dylan’s Candy Bar has a number of shops throughout the country and touts itself as the “largest unique candy store in the world,” based on Dylan’s desire to merge “fashion, art, and pop candy culture.” She is married to hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet.