Nike, Walmart, In-N-Out, Dell, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger – these are just a few of the iconic American companies and brands that will be inherited by the next generation of moguls and tycoons. The U.S. doesn’t have a royal family, but the families who control these companies and fortunes are pretty close. From fashion to retail to media to tech, these 15 sons and daughters of American billionaires and multi-millionaires are set to one day inherit the business interests and/or fortunes of their parents. Some, like Travis Knight and Georgina Bloomberg will inherit fortunes built by their parents. Others, like Aerin and Jane Lauder and Ariana Rockefeller will inherit family fortunes and business interests that have been around for several generations.
Heir to: Fidelity Investments
Abigail Johnson is the heiress to her grandfather’s company, Fidelity Investments. The 56-year-old owns more stake in the company than her two siblings. She has 24.5% compared to their 5% each. The family fortune is worth $28.5 billion. Abigail has her own fortune of $12 billion.
Aerin and Jane Lauder
Heir to: Estée Lauder
Aerin Lauder, 48, is currently the image and style director of Estee Lauder, the cosmetics empire founded by her grandmother. She is in line to inherit the family fortune alongside her 45-year-old sister Jane, who is the global brand director for Clinique.
Heir to: Dell Technologies
Alexa Dell is the daughter of Michael Dell, who founded Dell Technologies in the 1980s. She is the heiress to her dad’s $21 billion fortune. The 34-year-old is engaged to Harrison Refoua, who is a millionaire real estate investor. Her engagement ring is reportedly a 12-carat diamond ring worth $3 million.
Michael and Georgina Bloomberg (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Heir to: Tommy Hilfiger
Ally Hilfiger is the daughter of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and heiress to his $400 million fortune. She was on the MTV reality show Rich Girls. The 33-year-old produced a movie and wrote a book based on her battle with Lyme disease.
Heir to: Standard Oil
Ariana Rockefeller is the 35-year-old granddaughter of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller and granddaughter of David Rockefeller, Sr. She founded her own lifestyle brand in 2011.
Heir to: Ralph Lauren
Dylan Lauren is the 44-year-old daughter of Ralph Lauren and a successful entrepreneur in her own right. As the founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar, she has amassed her own $50 million fortune. Her father has a net worth of $8.2 billion.
Heir to: Bloomberg
Georgina Bloomberg is the heiress to the $56 billion Bloomberg fortune. Her dad is Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder of BloombergLP, a financial news and information services media company. The 35-year-old is an accomplished equestrian, animal rights activist, and novelist.
Heir to: 21st Century Fox and News Corp.
James Murdoch is the 45-year-old son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. He has worked in a number of positions in News Corp companies, such as CEO of 21st Century Fox. He has a personal net worth of $500 million. His father has a net worth of $13 billion.
Heir to: Hearst
Lydia Hearst is the 34-year-old granddaughter of media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Her mother is Patty Hearst, best known for being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. She was arrested for her role in a bank robbery committed by the terrorist group. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. She served 22 months of her sentence. Lydia shares the Hearst family fortune with 67 family members. She is a model, actress, writer, and socialite.
Heir to: In-N-Out
When Lynsi Snyder turned 35 in 2017, she inherited the remaining 50% of In-N-Out. She inherited the first half on her 30th birthday. Her parents opened the popular burger chain in 1948. Lynsi has a net worth of $3 billion.
Heir to: Oracle
Megan Ellison has inherited about three million shares of Netsuite and 900,000 shares of Oracle from her father Larry Ellison. Larry, of course, is the founder and CEO of Oracle and has a net worth of $58 billion. Megan, 32, is a film maker who founded Annapurna Pictures. She has produced a number of films including Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle.
Peter Brant II
Heir to: White Birch Paper
Peter Brant II’s dad, Peter Brant Sr., is the billionaire chairman and CEO of White Birch Paper. Peter shares the fortune with his siblings Harry and Lily. The 25-year-old is a socialite and model. He also has a $1 million net worth of his own from a unisex makeup collection he and his brother created for M.A.C. His mother is super model Stephanie Seymour.
Heir to: Nike
Travis Knight is the 45-year-old son of Nike founder Phil Knight. He is a successful filmmaker and animator. He is in charge of a trust that controls 38 million shares of Nike stock. Nike is the most valuable fashion brand in the U.S. His father has a net worth of $29 billion.
Victoria B. Mars
Heir to: Mars Inc.
Victoria Mars and her three sisters are the heiresses to Mars Inc. The Mars family fortune is worth $90 billion. The 53-year-old has an 8% stake in the company and sits on the board of directors for the family business.
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