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Paris Hilton: Biography, Net Worth, Birthdate, Height & More About

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Who is Paris Hilton?

Born with a ‘silver spoon’, Paris Hilton is a multi-millionaire heiress of the Hilton Group of Hotels. She is also a media magnate, jet setter, actress, model, party-goer, and writer. She might have seen only the ‘greener’ side of the grass ever since she was a little girl, but life did take her on its share of twists, turns, loops, and downfalls throughout her interesting yet controversial career. The acting was always her ‘first love’ and she went on to star in a number of forgettable but noticeable films including, ‘House of Wax, ‘The Bling Ring’, ‘Zoolander’, ‘Wonderland’ and ‘The Hottie and the Nottie’.

She is also the proprietor of a fashion line, a perfume line, a night-life line, and her own records group, ‘Heiress Records’. Her life was all smooth- sailing, dotted with a number of relationships, music, partying, and opulence. However, one scandalous sex tape titled, ‘One Night in Paris, rocked her and she soon became the pet of the paparazzi; both, good and bad. Though in today’s context, her acting skills may seem a little passé, she has hit it big with her entrepreneur skills and her music albums, collaborating with a number of international artists like Pitbull and Nicki Minaj.

Paris Hilton Childhood & Early Life:

Paris Whitney Hilton was born on February 17, 1981, to the former actress, Kathy Richards, and real estate kingpin, Richard Hilton. She is the eldest of her other three siblings – Nicholai, Barron, and Conrad. She is of German, Norwegian, Italian and Irish ancestry. From a very young age, Paris saw nothing but grandeur and lavishness. She studied at St. Paul the Apostle Church and School from where she graduated in 1995.

At the age of 14, the family moved to the East Coast and she then attended an array of schools including ‘Convent of the Sacred Heart’, ‘Provo Canyon School’, ‘Canterbury Boarding School’ and ‘Dwight School’, before dropping out as a high school junior. She began modeling from very early on and signed her first modeling contract with the agency ‘T Management’ at the age of 19. She loved to model and soon became a regular face on tabloids and at party scenes. By 2001, young Paris Hilton earned the standing of a ‘socialite’ and was identified as ‘New York’s leading IT Girl’. The following year, she was given a small role in the horror film, ‘Nine Lives.

Paris Hilton Net Worth 2022 Update

As of July 2022, Paris Hilton’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million, which includes the pricey $2 million engagement ring from her fiance Chris.

  • Birthday: February 17, 1981
  • Age: 41 Years, 41-Year-Old Females
  • Sun Sign: Aquarius
  • Also Known As Paris Whitney Hilton
  • Born In: New York City
  • Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star

Paris Hilton Awards & Achievements:

  • In 2009, she won the Fifi Award for ‘Female Celebrity Fragrance of the Year’.
  • In 2009, she was presented the Fox Reality Award for ‘Innovator of the Year’.
  • Men’s Health magazine featured Paris Hilton’s name in the list of ‘100 Hottest Women of All-Time’.

Paris Hilton Family Information:

  • Father: Richard Hilton
  • Mother: Kathy Hilton
  • Siblings: Barron Hilton II, Conrad Hughes Hilton, Nicky Hilton

Paris Hilton Personal Life & Legacy:

Paris Hilton has been a paparazzi pet and everywhere she goes, she attracts the attention of the media, be it positive or negative. Her popularity plummeted in 2009 due to her low-key public appearances. She has been romantically involved with a number of people including Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar de la Hoya, Rick Salomon, Edward Furlong, Jamie Kennedy, Simon Rex, Paris Latsis, and Stavros Niarchos III, Benji Madden, Cy Watts, and River Viiperi. Her intimate act with her then-boyfriend, Rick Salomon was released online and was titled, ‘One Night in Paris’. The video earned millions and Hilton filed suit, receiving $400,000 from the video. On January 3, 2018, Paris Hilton announced her engagement to actor, Chris Zylka.

Paris Hilton Career:

Her first breakthrough as an actress came in 2003 when she starred in her very own reality show, ‘The Simple Life’ along with her best friend, Nicole Richie. The ratings for her show were extremely high as Hilton was just freshly out of a sex-tape scandal.

In 2004, Hilton launched her very own lifestyle brand and designed a 10-piece line collection, which was launched on Amazon.com for sale. The same year, she authored her autobiography, ‘Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose’ and also launched her fragrance line. Her second book, ‘Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me’ was released in 2005 and she launched her second line of perfumes, ‘Just Me’. She was also cast for the film, ‘House of Wax opposite Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray.

‘The Simple Life’ had three successful seasons on Fox but was canceled after a fall-out between Hilton and Richie for unspecified reasons. However, the two renewed their friendship the next year. In 2006, a new season for ‘The Simple Life’ was being produced and the same year, she decided to venture out into the music world. She debuted with her self-titled album, ‘Paris’, which became a huge hit, contrary to what the public believed it would be.

Just when Paris Hilton’s life was going smoothly, she was arrested in September 2006 for ‘driving under the influence of alcohol, leading to the suspension of her license. This arrest complicated the shoot of her season for ‘The Simple Life’. In December 2006, she produced and starred in the movie, ‘National Lampoon’s Pledge This!’ which was released directly to the video. In 2007, she released a hair extensions line called ‘DreamCatchers’. The same year, her license was once again suspended and she was confined to jail.

However, she could not serve her jail term and instead was confined to her house with an electronic monitoring device due to an indefinite health condition. The same year, she released another perfume line called, ‘Can Can’. In 2008, she created a line for dogs called, ‘Little Lily’. She also appeared in an episode of ‘My Name is Earl’ and appeared in a video online, ‘Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad’ with a leopard print swimsuit.

On September 30, 2008, she appeared in the reality show, ‘Paris Hilton’s My New BFF’, where she looked to make a new best friend. The series became a huge hit. The success of this show led her to star in the cult film, ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera. The same year, she also released another range of fragrances titled, ‘Fairy Dust’. She began filming for the British spin-off of the American reality show, ‘Paris Hilton My New BFF’ titled, ‘Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend’, which aired in 2009. Many fans were also pleasantly surprised when she appeared in an episode of ‘Supernatural’.

2010 proved to be both fruitful and disastrous for Paris. During the FIFA World Cup, she was caught smoking marijuana and was shepherded by the local police. She was, however, later freed. She was once again detained at the airport for possessing cannabis, in Corsica. In July 2009, she launched another fragrance line, ‘Siren’ which won important awards. It was during this time, that she involved herself in the design of a new sunglasses collection, which was launched in October of the same year.