The fortunes passed down from billionaire parents to their children have allowed businesses to continue under well-known family names long after the principals are gone. Those fortunes have also provided the resources to get a new venture off the ground.
Whether they're passing down a longstanding empire to the next generation or providing the backing for a new investment, the wealth that billionaire parents have handed down has created opportunities that otherwise might not exist.
Here are the children of several high-profile billionaires. While it's uncertain if the parents will pass down all of their riches, some of children have already used their parents' wealth and influence to their advantage.
- David, Dylan and Andrew Lauren
- Emma and Georgina Bloomberg
- Amanda Hearst
- Paris and Nicky Hilton
- Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump