When you hear the name Paris Hilton, a lot of things probably come to mind. It’s hard not to remember the many headlines that once surrounded her, along with the throngs of paparazzi following her every move.
Today, though, this hotel heiress is not much of a tabloid fixture anymore. Instead of scandals and reality-show escapades, the 36-year-old is a business woman and raising money for charitable causes. The former model has also recently been showing off other people’s brands, as when she got featured on Shahida Parides site for showing off their style.
Let’s take a look at where she started, and some of the things she’s been up to since.
Paris Hilton in Shahida Parides
Reality Starlet turned pop singer
For many years, Paris was simply known for being famous. She was a regular fixture is the society scene and was usually seen at parties. Soon, she turned that (and a scandal) into another kind of fame when she joined childhood friend Nicole Ritchie for The Simple Life. The series followed the pair as they tried to do the types of jobs regular people do. It aired on FOX for five seasons.
After that, Paris turned to some acting roles and some more reality TV. At the same time, she wrote an autobiography, started a lifestyle brand in 2004, and tried her hand at pop music. That career hasn’t panned out as she might have expected since first album, but she did release a second one years later and found some musical success recently. One of the listings on her wiki page shows that she charted in 2015 with a song called “High Off My Love.” Another single, a collaboration with DJ Poet was posted online last year. Some might not know that she also had a career as a DJ, alongside getting paid to appear at events and clubs.
Business Woman & Net Worth
|Hilton is worth a cool $100 million. It turns out, however, that her empire is worth substantially more. In 2012, Hilton told FHM that her fragrances alone had produced more than $1.3 billion in revenue since 2005.|
She may be the heir to a fortune, but she and sister Nikki have not relied entirely on that inheritance. Paris has parlayed her name into multiple ventures besides her entertainment pursuits. She had that lifestyle brand mentioned above, and she continues to put out a wide variety of products, including, watches, bags, and perfumes. One of her latest fragrances is Gold Rush and Gold Rush Man, both of which are featured in her Instagram bio. She’s also been promoting her footwear line.
She now has over 40 stores according to Wikipedia, with one of the more recent ones opening in Bogota, Columbia. Besides that, she owns several apartment buildings. Talk about diversifying the income!
Name: Paris Whitney Hilton
Nickname: Star, Princess
Date of Birth: February 17, 1981
Place of Birth: New York, USA
Place of Residence: Malibu, California, USA
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Social Media Socialite
Paris has always used the press to get attention and build her brand, and now is no exception. She promotes her business ventures and other projects via her Instagram, where she is followed by over seven million people. This following has allowed her to partner with brands that she promotes, shine a light on the charitable causes she’s involved with, as well as showing some throwback pictures and recent shots of her day. Her twitter following is even larger, at around 14 million people. She’s @ParisHilton on both sites.
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