These Three Heiresses Inherited Billion-Dollar Fortunes When They Were Still Children

It’s uncommon to be born into a family with a billion-dollar fortune (or more!). Furthermore, there is no guarantee that your wealthy parents will still be billionaires after they pass away, even if you are fortunate enough to have them. Additionally, there is no assurance that they will give YOU their money. Plenty of billionaires, have made it clear that they have no plans to leave their children with massive fortunes.

Doris Duke – $1.6 Billion

She also received a $250 million ($2.1 billion currently) inheritance from her mother Nanaline after her death in 1962.

Allegra Versace – $1 billion

was eleven when she inherited her money.

Donatella Versace and former model Paul Beck welcomed Allegra Versace into the world on June 30, 1986. She was a bright, reserved, and serious young lady who grew up in Milan. She was her uncle Gianni Versace’s favorite niece.

Allegra, then 11 years old, received a 50% share of the fashion company that bears her uncle’s name after his passing in 1997. Until she turned 18, the funds were kept in a trust for her. Allegra studied French, art history, and drama while enrolled at both Brown University and UCLA.

Allegra has always shied away from the media, prefers to live a peaceful life, and conducts few interviews. On the other hand, the young Allegra has suffered due to her life as the Versace fortune’s heiress. Allegra sought therapy for her anorexia in 2007 at the age of 20, when she was 20 years old. Currently, Allegra Versace sits on the Board of Directors of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and divides her time between her mother’s home in Milan, the SoHo home of her cousin Antonio in New York City, and a house in Los Angeles.

Allegra Versace and her mother Donatella (Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Allegra Versace and her mother Donatella Getty Images/Stuart Wilson

Athina Onassis – $1 billion

inherited her wealth at age 3 and was officially recognized as a billionaire at age 7.

Athina Onassis is the sole surviving heir of shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Her parents, the late Christina Onassis and her fourth husband Thierry Roussel, had just one child together. Her birth year is 1985. Her parents divorced in 1987 as a result of an extra-marital affair with a Swedish model that resulted in a son just a few months younger than Athina.

Athina was reared by her father and Marianne “Gaby” Landhage, a Swedish model who was her second husband.

Christina Onassis put a board of administrators together to oversee Athina’s inheritance until she came of age. Three Greek men and her father made up the board.

In 1999, after Roussel kept threatening to move to France, where the estate would have to pay a higher income tax, the management of Athina’s inheritance was moved to an auditing firm in Lucerne, Switzerland. At the age of 18, Athina took control of her fortune.

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