With the majority of nobility and royalty-based societies being a thing of the past, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what a “socialite” is nowadays. Being a female member of high-society would be a pretty broad description, while the term “It-Girl” conveys a short-lived scenario.
It’s probably safe to say that money and fame have been and will most likely always be part of a socialite’s life. What’s more interesting is that many socialites happen to be the daughters or granddaughters of powerful men, and heirs to vast fortunes. Many of them grew up in a world of luxury, glamour and fame. When it comes to fashion, their appearance is often second to none!
But is this all there is to it? With some things in life, it’s just one of those “I’ll know one when I see one” scenarios. So let’s have a look at ten undisputed socialites of our time!
Paris is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton hotel chain. At 39 years old, she has earned her celebrity-status through acting, modelling, and singing and being a DJ. Her infamous sex-tape probably didn’t hurt the extent of her fame either.
Kim is the daughter of the late attorney Robert Kardashian. She has served as an actress, model, and television star. In 2007, she was on the cover of Playboy magazine. She was also the star of the hit reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
Athina Onassis is the granddaughter of the late Greek magnate Aristotle Onassis. Following the death of her mother, Athina was raised by her father, the Frenchman Thierry Roussel. She inherited a fortune from the Onassis family estate, estimated at $ 2.7 billion.
Dylan is the daughter of designer Ralph Lauren and, needless to say, her biggest passion is the world of fashion. She also owns New York City’s “Dylan’s Candy Bar”. She also made it into the list of the Top 25 most stylish New Yorkers.
Kourtney is the oldest sister of the Kardashian clan. In addition to being a model and businesswoman, she has been primarily exposed to the general public through the reality show about her family. She is a woman who knows how to enjoy life.
Charlotte is the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and the late Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. In 2009 she was chosen by Vanity Fair as one of the best dressed Spaniards.
Sometimes called the European Kardashian, Tamara is the daughter of tycoon Bernie Ecclestone, president of Formula One. The fortune that Bernie accumulate over the years is considerable. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Sophia, who likes posing for the camera.
Ivanka Marie Trump
Ivanka is the daughter of the business magnate and current president of the United States, Donald Trump. Before joining her father’s team in the role as a senior advisor, she worked as a businesswoman and model.
Nicole is an American television celebrity, fashion designer, writer, and actress. She is the adoptive daughter of Lionel Richie, and she conquered Hollywood with her great personality, sarcastic humor, and for doing whatever the heck she wants.
This British woman has the world of fashion at her feet, thanks to her casual personality and looks. When she started her career, she was the opposite of a socialite. Over time, her popularity didn’t leave her with much of a choice. Now she seems to enjoy the spotlight, especially if there is a camera nearby.