Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the creator of the Hilton Hotel Group. However, she has amassed her own money through a highly lucrative endorsement and product empire that is especially popular abroad.
Paris Whitney Hilton was born in New York City on February 17, 1981, to Kathy Hilton, a former actress and socialite, and Richard Hilton, a businessman. She is the oldest of four children, including Nicky Hilton, a well-known socialite.
In November 2003, an illicit sex tape of Paris and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon appeared online. In April 2004, Salomon marketed and disseminated the movie himself under the title “1 Night in Paris,” making millions as Paris initiated a lawsuit.
She began working as a model when she was in elementary school, and T Management subsequently signed her. She has worked for a variety of commercial campaigns, including work for top modelling agencies such as Ford Models and for labels such as Guess, Christian Dior, and Marciano, among others.
Barron Hilton, the grandfather of Paris Hilton, reportedly felt so ashamed of his granddaughter’s behaviour that he changed his will in 2007 to donate 97 percent of his $4.5 billion wealth to charity instead of his family.