Have you ever heard of celebrities who were famous because they were famous? Long before Kim Kardashian became famous because she was friends with the “who’s who” of Hollywood, Paris Hilton was a prime example of a Hollywood socialite. She set the pace, and Kim followed. In fact, Kim once worked as a stylist for Paris Hilton. Read on for complete details…
Paris Hilton’s Bio
Hilton was born on 17 February 1981 in Paris Whitney Hilton attended Buckley Elementary School and St Paul the Apostle School. She began high school at Marywood-Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California, and when her family moved away from California, she moved to Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. She was expelled from school for breaking the school rules, dropped out of high school, and started modeling. She enrolled at T Management, a modeling agency owned by Donald Trump.
She was a regular among the city’s celebrities and got roles in Zoolander and the horror movie Nine Lives in 2002. But despite her famous last name, it took an unauthorized leak of a four-minute sex film One Night in Paris to reach national consciousness. The tape was leaked by her boyfriend at the time, Rick Salomon, who circulated the video and made millions in sales. Paris took him to court, and after a court case, they settled out of court.
After the sex video debacle, Paris Hilton made her debut on her reality TV show The Simple Life alongside her friend Nicole Richie. After initial skepticism, the show proved to be a success.
Beneath the beauty and glamour is a woman with the instincts of a serial entrepreneur. Her diverse sources of income come from model appearances, acting, real estate, and television. She has also tried her hand as a singer. and various lines of clothes and accessories
Her public profile rose in 2003 after the scandal of her leaked sex tape. After the sex tape debacle, she started her own TV show – The Simple Life – which was aired. This was followed by further appearances on TV shows such as My New BFF, Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, and The World According to Paris. She appeared in films – House of Wax, The Hottie, and the Nottie. At one point Hilton was a DJ and she was charging up to $750,000 per performance. She also owns a chain of luxury perfumes that have proved popular with celebrities. Her 25 perfumes have sold over 50 million bottles and generated $3 billion in worldwide sales.
At the age of 24, Paris bought her first luxury villa – a 3,000 square foot, Spanish-style building in the Hollywood Hills – for $3 million. The house has four bedrooms and bathrooms. Her second villa, a 7,000-square-foot palatial Mediterranean-style house, is located in the Mulholland Estates district of Beverly Hills. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom property cost her a whopping $5.9 million.
Paris also has a penchant for luxury cars, she owns a $260,000 Rolls-Royce, a $400,000 Barbie-themed Bentley Continental GT with pink upholstery, and a dashboard adorned with diamonds. She also owns a Lexus LFA with a turbocharged engine, a black Benz SLR McLaren with a V8 supercharged engine, and a Cadillac Escalade.
Among the high-flyers of Hollywood, Paris Hilton is known for its extravagant editions. She once spent $5000 in 40 minutes (that’s $140 per minute) to buy designer clothes in Melbourne. At a party in New York, she spent $230,000 on cocktails for her friends.
Her spending became an embarrassment to her family and grandfather, and Baron Hilton decided to donate 97% of his $4.4 billion fortune to charity, leaving only 3% to his heirs. Paris Hilton is worth $300 million.
Paris Hilton was born into one of America’s leading business dynasties – the Hilton Group. Paris Hilton’s great-grandfather, Conrad Hilton, founded the Hilton Hotels & Resorts Group in 1919 when he bought his first hotel. Over the years, the conglomerate has developed into a global hospitality company with over 3,600 hotels in 81 countries.
The father of Paris, Richard Hilton, is the son of Barron Hilton, who succeeded Conrad Hilton as head of the Hilton empire. Paris has a sister Olivia “Nicky” Hilton and two brothers: Barron Nicholas Hilton II and Conrad Hughes Hilton III
In January 2018, it was announced that Paris Hilton had become engaged to her boyfriend Chris Zylka. Chris is a model and actor who started playing small roles in the mid-2000s. He had a guest appearance in 90210 in 2008 and then appeared in Everybody Hates Chris and Hannah Montana.
Chris appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man and several episodes of Freeform’s Twisted. He played the role of Jake Armstrong in the drama The Secret Circle and Tom Garvey in HBO’s The Leftovers.
Hilton and Chris Zylka met at an Oscar party in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2016 that they really started dating. They got engaged during a ski tour in Aspen, Colorado.
Other Facts About Paris Hilton
1. At some point, the focus was on an academic paper about their lifestyle The work was entitled – The Phenomenon of Paris Hilton in American Culture.
2. In 2006 Paris spent 45 days in jail for violating her parole for driving without a valid driver’s license.
3. The phrase “That’s Hot”, a favorite series of Paris, is a registered trademark for her products.
4. Paris has met many high-profile men, the list of her exes includes Paris Latsis, Doug Reinhardt, Nick Carter, Benji Madden, and Thomas Gross
5. Donald Trump is a friend of the Hilton family, his daughter Ivanka and Paris were friends throughout their childhood.