Friday, August 04, 2006

The Hottest Billionaire Heiresses

The Hottest Billionaire Heiresses - "The Hottest Billionaire Heiresses
Luisa Kroll and Chaniga Vorasarun 07.27.06, 6:00 PM ET

Fortune has long conferred fame. But recently, our obsession with the fabulously wealthy has spawned a new breed of celebrity: the beautiful and stylish billionaire heiresses. Sometimes called 'celebutantes,' these much-photographed trendsetters sit front row at fashion shows, take the most spectacular vacations, frequent the hippest nightclubs like Bungalow 8 (where a few rowdy ones have been known to get into cat fights) and regularly land in the tabloids.

The best-known celebutante is Paris Hilton, who ranked number 56 on our annual ranking of the world's 100 most powerful celebrities. Paris is the gold standard, flaunting her Hilton (nyse: HLT - news - people ) dollars with aplomb on her Simple Life reality show. Great-granddaughter of the hotel chain's founder, Conrad Hilton, she has managed to upstage the family's hotels with her regular appearances in the celebrity gossip rags and occasional stints as an actress and singer."

Check out the slideshow.


  1. Todd Mason7:58 PM

    Aside from young Lauder and perhaps one other (and a suprise, to me, Louis-Dreyfus), a remarkably average-looking bunch, to be kind in several cases. Pretty might marry wealthy, but wealthy does tend to provide half the genes. Of course, this would be a crass measure, if there was anything not crass about the enterprise.

  2. I was surprised, too, Todd. I didn't know about that connection.

  3. Jeff Meyerson6:47 AM

    Bill, it seems to me you're developing a very unhealthy interest in Paris Hilton. I think it's time you remember your roots and get back to a real, worthy celebrity: Anna Nicole.

  4. Unhealthy interest? Moi? Surely you jest.