While Europe can boast generations of wealthy families that descended from royalty and noble elite, since the United States has a much shorter history, our wealthy dynasties are not quite as ancient, but are still just as impressive. Many descendants of the most powerful and wealthy American dynasties are just as well off as their predecessors, with some making a name for themselves in the entertainment world, while others staying in the family business. Here are the absolute richest heirs and heiresses to these American fortunes.
Yes, we’re talking about that Rockefeller family. Ariana is a model and equestrian who is the great granddaughter of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller and the granddaughter of David Rockefeller. She launched her own fashion line in 2011 and opened a popup shop in Soho, New York in 2014. Her net worth is estimated to be $2.8 billion.
Alexander Soros, son of George Soros has a PhD in history from Berkley and is currently the chair of the Open Society Foundation. He frequently contributes to publications like The Guardian, Politico, The Forward, and others. Like his father, he frequently contributes to philanthropical groups and is on the board of Global Witness. His net worth is estimated to be about $20 billion.