The Silver Spoon Club: Celebrities Who Were Rich Before They Were Famous

December 22, 2014  |  
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Sure you know who’s worth millions now, but do you know the celebrities who were rich before they were famous?

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift comes from a long line of wealthy investment bankers and bank CEOs. And her dad, Scott Swift is the financial adviser for Merrill Lynch!

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s family is rich and generous. They founded Kids Who Care, a kids’ singing group that’s raised hundreds of thousands to help kids in need.

Sanaa Lathan

Did you know that actress Sanaa Lathan’s mom is actress Eleanor McCoy? Her dad is Stan Lathan who produced Sanford and Son, Def Comedy Jam and was even a director on Sesame Street?

Anderson Cooper

News anchor Anderson is handsome and rich. He’s a member of the famous billionaire Vanderbilt family who built their fortune in the shipping and railroad industries.

Lana Del Rey

Before she became a chart-topping singer, Lana Del Rey grew up very wealthy, thanks to her parents ties to the advertising conglomerate the Grey Group.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones was born into show biz as the famous daughter of famous parents music legend Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Who can call the millions in residuals from one of TV’s most popular shows “chump change?” The Seinfeld star was a billionaire — from a long line of billionaires in the Louis-Dreyfus family — long before she ever set foot on stage!

Glenn Close

Actress Glenn Close also comes from old money. Her grandfather was the director of the American Hospital association, and her father was the personal physician of President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams’ pre-fame millions came from her dad Larry Williams who is a multi-millionaire commodities trader who ran for the senat twice.

Adam Levine

The Maroon 5 singer’s dad is Fred Levine, founder of the upscale clothing company M. Fredric.

Syleena Johnson

Did you know that Syleena Johnson’s father is millionaire 70’s R&B legend Syl Johnson?

Jermaine Dupri

The So So Def founder was born into the lucrative music industry as the son of Michael Mauldin, former president of Columbia Records.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks may have risen to the top through American Idol. But before she was famous, she was already the well-off daughter of Phillippi Sparks who was drafted into the NFL just a few years after Jordin was born.

Dylan McDermott

The McDermott family made their first millions via Dylan’s mom Eve Ensler, the playwright behind the million-dollar Vagina Monologues.

Nicolas Cage

Before he changed his last name to Cage, it was Nicolas Kim Coppola. Nicolas Cage is a member of the famous Coppola family and his uncle is the famous director Francis Ford Coppola!

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