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By Dedrick Reinger

May 22, 2022

For most celebrities, it is a struggle to get to the top when pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Most celebrities get rich after becoming famous. However, these lucky stars were born into wealth, getting a taste of the good life before fame.

Taylor Swift

When Taylor Swift takes to the stage, she confidently commands it. It’s no surprise the talented singer has rocketed to success. Her parents were already well-off before she was famous, and played a massive part in helping her get where she is today. Her father, a bank president, moved his career to a new bank in Nashville to support his daughter’s dreams, while Taylor’s mom successfully worked in finance. Swift’s father also bought part of the music label, Big Machine, which signed the singer.

Lady Gaga

As a child, Lady Gaga lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her parents and younger sister, Natali Germanotta, where she attended private school. Her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, and she was born in 1986. Gaga’s parents were both affluent long before she became successful. Her mother is a business executive, while her father is a successful internet entrepreneur who has several businesses in his portfolio. Gaga became the first woman to win an Academy Award, Grammy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe in one year.


Ariana Grande

Singer, songwriter, and actress Ariana Grande, already a two-time Grammy-winning artist, rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It is evident she comes from a well-educated and successful family. She was raised by her mother, Joan, who owned manufacturing company Hose-McCann Communications, and her father, Edward, who owned a graphic design business in Florida. It was her parents who helped Grande get gigs with orchestras and performances on cruise ships. She had the opportunity to perform in front of some very big audiences at the very young age of eight when she sang the National Anthem before the start of a Florida Panthers game.

Bradley Cooper

Charles Cooper, Bradley’s father, was a Merrill Lynch stockbroker. Near Philadelphia, he attended Germantown Academy, a distinguished private school. Cooper attended Villanova University and Georgetown University for college. Georgetown University is one of the 100 most expensive colleges in America, but his parents splashed the cash on his education! He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards throughout his career and has earned enough money to pay back his parents.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

It is estimated that billionaire Gérard Louis-Dreyfus’ daughter is worth $3.4 billion. While she is wealthy now in her own right, her great grandfather was Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founder of the Louis Dreyfus Group.

As well as continuing to work on new projects, the Veep actress is still earning money from Seinfeld reruns. She has won more Emmy Awards and SAGA’s than any other actress in American television history.


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