If you’re not living under a rock, or part of Gen Z, you’ve most likely heard the name Paris Hilton. The blonde beauty was famous for … well, being famous. Seriously, Paris walked so social celebrities such as Kim Kardashian could fly. 

She was the “It” girl of the mid-2000s and regularly was photographed outside night clubs, partying, and hanging with fellow kids of celebrities, such as Nicole Richie.

She infamously coined the phrase “that’s hot,” went on to launch her own reality show (RIP: The Simple Life), created a clothing line and more than 20 perfumes, and had a short-lived singing career. 

While it’s safe to say Paris didn’t follow in her grandpa’s footsteps of running a hotel empire, you may be surprised to learn that she does not even own them. 

According to The New York Times, The Blackstone Group purchased Hilton Hotels for $26 billion in 2007. Additionally, billionaire hotel tycoon Barron Hilton only left three percent of his wealth to his surviving family members and donated the rest (97 percent) to the Conrad N. Hilton foundation. 

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