Net Worth: $2 million Source: Brian Williams Daughter of renowned news anchor and journalist Brian Williams, next up is Alison Williams! Best known for her role as Marnie Michaels on the HBO comedy-drama series Girls, she’s made some waves in the entertainment industry! Also if you haven’t seen Get Out, please, do yourself a favor and get on it – her performance in the horror flick got the town talking, not to mention an Oscar nomination! Whilst her father Brian was the NBC Nightly News anchor, her mother Jane Stoddard is a TV producer! Between her two successful parents working in the media and TV production, she has a small fortune to her name!
A Yale alumnus, Williams is just giving us prestige vibes. Yale, damn. As for her personal life, she was dating Ricky Van Veen, the co-founder of CollegeHumour, back in 2011. Fast forward a few years and the pair tied the knot, with a very famous celebrant: Tom Hanks! Unfortunately, the pair announced just last month that they would be splitting up. As for her future, well, Netflix horror film, The Perfection was just released – and we’re sure she’s going to continue with this genre which seems to be so successful for her!
Net Worth: $160 million Source: Billy Ray Cyrus Miley Cyrus is one of those teen Disney stars who, despite a somewhat bumpy ride, managed to make it out into adulthood in one piece. We think part of that is owing to her now husband, Liam Hemsworth. The adorable couple, who met on the set of The Last Song (throwback!), tied the knot earlier this year. If you haven’t seen the gorgeous custom Vivienne Westwood, you’re missing out! The esteemed and popular singer and actress is also the daughter of the country star Billy Ray Cyrus. DO NOT start singing Old Town Road. We’ve had enough mmkay? So she’s inherited an itty bit of her $$$ from her father. But tbh, her career and popularity definitely takes the… reins. Heh.
She’s a versatile songstress and has dabbled in pop, country, and even hip-hop. Famous for her squeaky-clean image as Hannah Montana on the Disney channel, she wrestled with her teen idol status. But we think somewhere between her songs “Wrecking Ball” and “Malibu” there was a change of heart. A mellowing out, and a happy place was found. So good for you, Miley. She is also an activist and founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, which helps to end youth homelessness and persecution of the LGBTQ community. She recently appeared as one of the protagonists on the hit Netflix show Black Mirror – be sure to check it out, she’s brilliant!
Net Worth: $25 million Source: Quincy Jones & Peggy Lipton The very gorgeous Rashida Jones is one of those women with more to them than meets the eye. An acclaimed actress, writer, producer, and women’s activist, she’s also the daughter of the legendary music producer Quincy Jones. Pretty cool huh? The Harvard University graduate first started out as Karen on The Office as well as her role as Louisa on the show Boston Public. Also, how can we forget her role as Anne on Parks & Rec? Classic!
Married to Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, the pair have one beautiful bub together, Isaiah Jones Koenig. Did you know that Koenig is the German word for “king”? You’re welcome for that bit of trivia. Learn something new every day! Back to Jones, sure she inherited some $$ from papa Jones, but she’s also got a lot of it owing to her own talent and hard work! She co-wrote film Celeste and Jesse Forever, as well as having roles in The Social Network, I Love You, Man, Cop Out and Our Idiot Brother. As for her activist path, she in fact directed part of the documentary series Hot Girls Wanted, discussing the exploitation of the sex/entertainment industry in America. Also, if you haven’t seen Toy Story 4 yet, please do, and listen out for a familiar husky voice.
Alexa Ray Joel
Net Worth: $10 million Source: Billy Joel The daughter of the singer of Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel is next up on our list! The Manhattan-born Joel followed in her father’s footsteps, moving into music herself! The young Joel fancies herself a pop singer, with a splash of soul and blues! Music seems to be in the bloodlines because she’s a bit of a whiz on the keys – she’s trained in classical piano and on the keyboard! Not to mention she’s a songwriter too! Wonder if she asked dad for a little help?
On her mom’s side, well, it’s no wonder Alexa turned out so pretty – her mother is Christie Brinkley. Helloooo! Sure, Christie and Billy split up in the 90s, but Alexa got the looks! As for Alexa’s middle name Ray, it’s actually (and here’s some trivia for you) a tribute to musician Ray Charles, who was a close friend of Billy Joel’s! Now that’s pretty sweet. The heiress and now-singer has been in the industry for over 10 years and has been signed to a few labels in the past, including The Hang Productions, Inc., Audio Bee, and ARJ Music most recently. Maybe this “Pianowoman” might just live up to her father’s success!
Net Worth: $34 billion Source: Nike Imagine being tied (sorry, directly linked) to the Nike fortune? Yeah, like Nike the multinational sportswear corporation. Yeah, that tiny little “tick” logo is worth a cool $34 billion. But before we get caught up in the sportswear and lifestyle mammoth, let’s turn to its creator, and importantly, his son, who’s set to inherit a gigantic fortune! The son of Nike founder Phil Knight, next on our list is Travis Knight. But it seems that fame and fortune seem to be a strong trend in the Knight family, with his grandfather, William Knight, being a famous publisher! Maybe the success gene is well, a gene in the Knight make-up! A graduate of Portland State university, Knight has made himself an Oregon-native. With the financial backing and support of his daddy-o, Knight was able to have a few career flings (no no, not romantic!), first emerging as a rapper, using a recording studio which he built on the ground floor of his father’s mansion!
Look, with a name like “Chilly Tee”, we’re not sure how far he thought he was going to go with it, but funnily enough, he produced a demo on his own (not like he didn’t have the funding right?) and found some success! He then switched careers, deciding to pursue film direction and animation. He scored a job with the Laika movie studio, and the rest is history! If you’ve heard of (or seen) Coraline and Kubo & the Two Strings, (and if you haven’t, definitely add them to your list!), then you’ve seen Knight’s work! Knight even received an Academy Award nomination for best animated feature – now if that’s not some serious credit then we don’t know what is!