Does Paris Hilton Own Hilton Hotels? Her Net Worth Explored

The 40-year-old entrepreneur Paris Hilton has been involved in various controversies, some of them even resulted in Paris being arrested.

Other than the controversial events, Paris Hilton has been an actress, fashion designer and a model for over 20 years now.

All that being said, it’s really hard to pinpoint what exactly brought her the most fame.

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Paris Hilton is mostly known as a celebrity who is “famous for being famous”.

As we stated, since she is an active model, writer, and even a DJ, it’s hard to guess what made her famous.

However, she made her first TV appearances at the age of 19, after signing with the Trump Model Management.

Soon after signing this contract, Hilton ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2000.

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In 2001, she starred in a reality TV show called “The Simple Life”.

However, her role in this show was completely overshadowed, since her private sex tape was leaked in 2001.

This controversy made it to the headlines of multiple tabloids.

Paris Hilton in Cannes.

From 2004 to 2007, Paris Hilton wrote her debut book “Confessions of an Heiress”, starred in the movie “House of Wax”, and even produced and released her debut music album “Paris”.

We can all agree she is very creative, and also, she loves being in the eyes of the media.

From 2008 to 2022, Paris Hilton hosted her reality TV shows, including “The World According to Paris”, “Cooking With Paris”, as well as “”Paris in Love” from 2021.

Other than her reality TV series, she had been the main character in documentaries such as “Paris, Not France” and “This is Paris”.

In 2012, she started the pursuit of her DJ career, which she had also used for a good cause.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has held virtual DJ concerts, and donated all of the raised money to charity organizations.

She also started her podcast series called “This is Paris” in 2021.

Does she own the Hilton hotel chain?

Paris Hilton does not own the Hilton hotels directly.

However, she is the Hilton heiress and the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton.

Conrad Hilton was the founder of Hilton Hotels, and his son Barron Hilton (Paris Hilton’s grandfather) actually inherited Conrad’s estate.

However, before passing away, Barron Hilton decided to “gift” 97 percent of their Hilton estate to Conrad Hilton’s charity organization. What’s left of the estate was shared between the close relatives after Barron’s death.

What Is Paris Hilton’s Net Worth?

As of 2022, Paris Hilton’s net worth is an estimated $300 million dollars.

Most of her income comes directly from sales of her many skin products and fragrances. It is assumed that she has earned over $2 billion just from her perfumes.

She also earns a lot of money from her public appearances.

She allegedly gets paid from $250k to $1m just for appearing at the promotional events and parties.

She earns around $1 million per DJ set.

Hilton is a big philanthropist

Yes, she earns a lot of money!

But the good news is that Paris Hilton donates to charities and even organizes her own fundraisers quite often.

Amongst her donations that are known in the media, we can highlight some of them:

  • donations to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Dream for Future Africa Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, No Kid Hungry)
  • participation in the relief effort benefits (for COVID-19, floods in Japan, Central Mexico earthquake).

She has donated over $10 million so far, and is a regular guest at numerous benefits and charity events.