20 Celebrities Who Were Rich Before They Became Famous

While some celebrities have no choice but to start from the bottom to pursue their Hollywood dreams, some lucky ones were born into wealthy families, including the likes of Kyra Sedgwick, Paul Giamatti, and Scarlett Johansson. For your entertainment, we’ve listed 20 A-listers who grew up with veritable fortunes.

1. Kyra Sedgwick, Net Worth: $16 Million

Great-grandfather: Endicott Peabody, founder of the Groton School

Relative: William Ellery, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Father: Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist

2. Paul Giamatti, Net Worth: $25 Million

Father: A. Bartlett Giamatti, the president of Yale University, and the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball

3. Scarlett Johansson, Net Worth: $140 Million

Grandfather: Ejner Johansson, an art historian, screenwriter, and film director

Father: Karsten Olaf Johansson, an architect

Mother: Melanie Sloan, a producer

4. Giada De Laurentiis, Net Worth: $35 Million

Grandfather: Dino De Laurentiis, a prolific film producer

Father: Alex De Benedetti, an actor, and producer

Mother: Veronica De Laurentiis, an author, and actress

5. Edward Norton, Net Worth: $80 Million

Grandfather: James Rouse, an urban planner and real estate developer who founded The Rouse Company, which developed the city of Columbia and Maryland

Father: Edward Norton Sr., a former federal prosecutor who worked in President Jimmy Carter’s administration

6. Ariana Grande, Net Worth: $48 Million

Father: Edward Butera, the CEO of Ibi Designs Edward Butera

Mother: Joan Grande, the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications

7. Anderson Cooper, Net Worth: $100 Million

Father: Wyatt Emory Cooper, an author, screenwriter, and actor

Mother: Gloria Vanderbilt, an artist, fashion designer, writer, and heiress of the Vanderbilt family

8. Jaden Smith, Net Worth: $8 Million

Father: Will Smith

Mother: Jada Pinkett Smith

9. Adam Levine, Net Worth: $90 Million

Father: Fred Levine, the founder of retail chain M. Fredric

10. Ed Sheeran, Net Worth: $110 Million

Father: John, an art curator, and lecturer

Mother: Imogen, a jewelry designer

11. Jamie Lee Curtis, Net Worth: $60 Million

Father: Tony Curtis, a screen legend

Mother: Janet Leigh, a hugely successful actress

12. Jake & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Net Worth: $65 Million & $15 Million

Father: Stephen Gyllenhaal, a film director

Mother: Naomi Foner, a film producer, and screenwriter

13. Taylor Swift, Net Worth: $360 Million

Father: Scott Kingsley Swift, stockbroker

Mother: Andrea Gardner Swift, a mutual fund marketing executive before giving up her career to be a homemaker

14. Psy, Net Worth: $60 Million

Father: Park Won-Ho, the executive chairman of the DI Corporation

Mother: Kim Young-hee, owner of several high-end restaurants in Seoul

15. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Net Worth: $250 Million

Father: Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Company

Mother: Judith, a writer, and special needs tutor

16. Rooney Mara, Net Worth: $12 Million

Father: Timothy Christopher Mara, the vice president of the New York Giants, whose family founded the team

Mother: Kathleen McNulty, whose family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers

17. Armie Hammer, Net Worth: $16 Million

Great-grandfather: Armand Hammer, an oil tycoon

Father: Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman who owns several businesses

18. Brooke Shields, Net Worth: $25 Million

Father: Frank Shields, an executive at Revlon

Mother: Teri Shields, a model who came from Italian nobility

19. Rashida Jones, Net Worth: $25 Million

Father: Quincy Jones, a music legend

20. Allison Williams, Net Worth: $2 Million

Father: Brian Williams, a news anchor on NBC Nightly News

Mother: Jane Gillan Stoddard, a TV producer

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