Ever since she burst onto New York social scene as the heiress to the Hilton Hotels, Paris Hilton’s net worth has been at the top of everyone’s minds. Though it’s hard to pin-point what made Hilton the most famous socialite of the 21st century (some think it was her 2004 sex tape while others believe it was her reality show, The Simple Life, with her best friend Nicole Richie), it’s safe to say that everyone knows the name “Paris Hilton” now.
In September 2020, YouTube released an original documentary, titled This Is Paris, about Hilton’s life. Though the documentary didn’t dive as much into Hilton’s wealth (everyone knows she’s a rich bitch by now), the doc did peel back the layers of her childhood as the heiress of the Hilton Hotels fortune. “It was very emotional,” Hilton told Variety in September 2020. “I’m kind of nervous to watch it with [my parents]. I know it’s going to be so hard for them to see.…I’m just really putting it all out there. So, I think it’s definitely be hard for my mom and dad to watch that.”
And then, of course, there’s Hilton’s ex-best friend Kim Kardashian, who some believe stole her spotlight. Regardless of what you believe, Hilton knows exactly what she’s doing and has a loyal international fan base that all but guarantees she’ll be able to buy another custom pink Bentley at the drop of a hat whenever she feels like it.
It’s common belief Hilton is rich just from her family’s name, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Below, we dissect her huge net worth.
A version of this article was originally published in 2017.
What is Paris Hilton’s net worth?
In 2015, Forbes reported that Hilton is worth a cool $100 million. It turns out, however, that her empire is worth substantially more. In 2012, Hilton told FHM that her fragrances alone had produced more than $1.3 billion in revenue since 2005. Whether or not she was one hundred percent accurate with that statement, it’s safe to say that she won’t be hitting up the sale racks anytime soon. Likewise, Celebrity Net Worth reports that Hilton is worth $300 million, which accounts for the more than $2 billion she’s grossed from her 17-plus fragrances.
How much does Paris Hilton make per year?
As her business ventures vary from year to year, her salary is inconsistent. According to a 2011 report by Business Insider, on average, Hiltonearns over $10 million a year from various product sales, and her appearance fees range between $25,000 to $100,00—sometimes for simply showing up and partying for an hour. Not a bad deal if you ask us. And in 2014, there were reports that she was earning $1 million for a single DJ set.
What are Paris Hilton’s businesses?
While many celebrities will throw around the term “empire” to describe their multiple platforms for making cash, it’s safe to say that Hilton actually does have a legitimate empire.
There are more than 40 Paris Hilton stores worldwide that sell her various products, ranging from perfumes to handbags to shoes. In fact, some have credited Hilton for helping to popularize Colombia’s retail market, where her 44th store was launched in 2013. Hilton has more than 16 perfumes in her arsenal. Oh, and she also began launching beach clubs a couple years back. Seriously. Her handbag line has also been received well, and while her socialite sister Nicky Hilton opts to tote around Valentino and Balenciaga purses, Hilton always makes sure she is photographed toting a bag of her own design.
How else does Paris Hilton make her money?
With a slew of reality shows under her belt, from The Simple Life to Paris Hilton’s My New BFF to The World According to Paris, Hilton has had a fairly consistent presence on the small screen since the early 2000s. She’s also appeared in a slew of commercials for brands like Carl’s Jr.
Her singing career wasn’t exactly well-received, but that didn’t stop her from signing a record deal with Cash Money Records, which her dear friend Lil Wayne is the head of.
In 2004, Hilton also published a book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose. She followed the bestseller with a second book in 2005, titled: Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me.
Where does Paris Hilton live?
Hilton primarily resides in a home in the Mulholland Estates section, a gated community located near Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, and one of her neighbors is Charlie Sheen. She purchased the massive pad for $5,900,000 back in 2007, and the deal was brokered by her uncle and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Mauricio Umansky.
Her house was infamously robbed numerous times between 2008 and 2009 by members of “The Bling Ring,” who walked off with $2 million worth of jewelry and other items. Some of it was returned, and Hilton doesn’t seem to have any negative feelings about the situation, as she made a cameo in the recently released film version of the events.
Hilton also regularly rents a beach house in Malibu, but keeps her real estate load relatively light. Luckily for her, her family has property in swanky spots like Water Mill in the Hamptons, where they own a massive vacation home.
What cars does Paris Hilton own?
When it comes to cars, Hilton doesn’t play. Aside from the pink Bentley Continental that seems to be her favorite ride, last we heard she has another Bentley convertible, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Ferrari, a Lexus coupe, a Mercedes SLR, a Yukon Hybrid, and a Cadillac Escalade.
But she changes her cars as much as she changes her outfits, so it’s probably safe to say her collection is even more massive now.
How much is Paris Hilton’s inheritance?
In 2007, it was widely reported that her once $60 million inheritance was going to charity after her grandfather pledged 97 percent of his $2.3 billion fortune to various causes. She still nabbed around $5 million, and likely has a trust fund from her father Rick Hilton, who has a net worth of $300 million on his own.
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