Did your great-grandpa invent washing machines? No. Because Kate Upton’s did.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ dad had a net worth of like… $3 billion.
He was a business man who I guess did a lot of business, resulting in lots of moolah. WHO NEEDS SEINFELD RESIDUALS WHEN YOU’VE GOT MONEY LIKE DATTTT.
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Nick Kroll’s dad is ALSO a billionaire.
I guess if your dad is rly rly rich, you end up funny? Either way, Nick Kroll’s dad is rollin’ in the dough. He is the founder of Kroll Inc. and “credited with founding the modern corporate investigations industry.” Cool.
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Kate and Rooney Mara’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers AND the New York Giants.
For real, The Rooneys (mom’s side) founded the Steelers, and The Maras (dad’s side) founded the Giants. The family is basically football royalty. CAN YOU SAY $$$$$$$$ !!!
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Jordin Sparks’s dad is a former NFL Football player
Her dad is Phillippi Sparks, who played nine years in the NFL. He made millions playing mostly for the New York Giants and then for a year on the Dallas Cowboys. That’s neat.
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Armie Hammer’s great-grandfather was an oil tycoon.
Wouldn’t it be fun to say your great-grandpa was an oil tycoon? And also that you come from hundreds of millions of dollars? Armie Hammer can do that! Also if you’re confused about the Arm & Hammer thing, read this.
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Julian McMahon’s dad was the prime minister of Australia.
Remember this guy from Nip/Tuck? Well, his dad was the 20th Prime Minister Of Australia. And not only was he the 20th Prime Minister, but he’s often regarded as one of the worst Prime Ministers of Australia!! Now that’s a fun introduction.
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Kyra Sedgwick has a family member that signed the Declaration of Independance
Turns out that Kyra Sedgwick has a billion relatives that were notable. A dude named Theodore Sedgwick was the 4th speaker of The House of Representatives. She’s also somehow related to Endicott Peabody who’s like, the world’s most famous headmaster. And like I said, she’s a descendant of William Ellery, a representative from Rhode Island who signed the Declaration of Independence! That’s cool as heck!
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Steve Aoki’s dad founded the restaurant chain Benihana
YAH! “Hi, my name is Steve Aoki and you know that restaurant that all of your friends have their 15th birthday party at? MY DAD STARTED THAT.” Even though Steve says his dad never gave him any money as a child, he will be inheriting that Benihana Ca$$ from a trust when he turns 45.
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Kate Upton’s great-grandfather is basically responsible for the modern day washing machine.
Good ol’ Frederick Upton and his older bro created Whirlpool. Whirlpool makes everything in life easier because they literally gave us all the technology to do things that we as humans are simply to lazy to do! So yeah she’s a model but more importantly, a washing machine heiress!
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Paul Giamatti’s father was the President of Yale and The 7th Commissioner of Baseball
Yale as in the University and Baseball as in America’s favorite pastime. Those are some cool jobs that also make you a very rich man.
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Ed Norton comes from Shopping Mall money!!
Ok, his grandfather was James Rouse, who was this famous real estate developer and founded the Rouse Company which basically made malls a thing. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT MALLS!!!!! Also, his dad was a federal prosecutor. Basically his family was lit.
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Adam Levine’s dad owns a high-end clothing store.
His dad Fred Levine is the fashion dude behind M. Frederic. I’ve personally never heard of it, but apparently there are over a dozen locations and rich people shop there. Also he grew up in LA and went to school in Brentwood. Not too shabby.
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Ed Sheeran’s parents are intellectual art people.
His mum and da are both artists, and owned a private art consulting firm for 20 years. Qt and posh!
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Benedict Cumberbatch comes from actor parents and ~high society~ in London.
Both his parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, are noted ~thespians~ in the jolly ol’ U.K. Also, his grandfather was a part of London’s high society and Benedict grew up in The Royal Borough Of Kensington and Chelsea. Lol, that’s really what it’s called.
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Balthazar Getty is well, a Getty.
Ever heard of Getty Oil? Or perhaps the Getty Museum or like, Getty Images? Well all those things come from the same family, THE GETTYS. And Balthazar Getty who is an actor/ musician (that tbh, I wouldn’t recognize on the street) is part of that fam.
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Olivia Wilde comes from a family of upper-class journalists.
Both her parents are journalists and were big in the Washington D.C. social scene. She literally grew up with Mick Jagger attending her parent’s dinner parties. That’s prob a fun story to break the ice with.
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Tony Goldwyn comes from Hollywood royalty.
His grandfather, Sam Goldwyn, was a big time producer and is responsible for Leo The Lion!!!! You know, the lion that roars at the beginning of some movies. His grandfather’s production company was the original creator of that logo, and then after getting acquired by MGM (whose G stands for Goldwyn), they used it. Also, Tony’s mom is an actress and his dad is a producer. So yeah, Hollywood royalty.
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Kristian Bush’s (the country singer) family runs a bean empire.
Kristian Bush is a country singer who is one half of the band Sugarland. But his grandpa founded Bush Brothers and Company, which is the company behind Bush’s Best. AKA BEANS!!!!! All types of beans!!! His family sold their stock a while ago, but still, he is a bean man by blood!
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Julian Casablancas’ dad founded Elite Model Management.
Ok so Julian Casablancas is the lead singer of The Strokes and also it just so happens that his dad basically created supermodels. He founded Elite Model Management. A good bedtime story!
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Eddie Redmayne’s family is posh AF and he went to school with Prince William.
Eddie’s grandfather was a SIR and and also a civil and mining engineer. His parents were also successful but the braggy thing here is that they were important enough to send him to Eton College, where he attended school at the same time as Prince William.
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