Despite America’s comparative youth, it has still managed to become the homeplace of some of the world’s most successful multinational corporations. Whether these corporations are in the entertainment industry, tech industry, or doing something completely avant garde, American innovation is like none other.
From Amazon to Facebook, Hilton to Ford, America is practically synonymous with breaking boundaries. And because these companies are industry leaders, they tend to make their founders and CEOs very rich. In America, as is the case around the world, it’s still common to pass down your business, and the fruits of your labor, to your children.
Even if your progeny has no interest in running the company, they still will likely get a healthy part of the fortune. On this list are examples of the richest heirs and heiresses in America, who got rich by being born to titans of industry. Some names you’ll recognize, while others keep a low profile, choosing to be rich but not famous.