Paris Whitney Hilton is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, and DJ. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. In 2003, a leaked 2001 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon catapulted her into global fame. Hilton has parlayed her media fame into an eponymous brand, which includes 19 product lines, 50 boutiques worldwide, and a club resort in Manila, Philippines.
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Paris Whitney Hilton is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, and DJ. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. In 2003, a leaked 2001 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, catapulted her into global fame. Hilton has parlayed her media fame into an eponymous brand, which includes 19 product lines, 50 boutiques worldwide, and a club resort in Manila, Philippines. In 2012, Hilton made her debut as a DJ at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival. She was the highest-paid female DJ in 2014, and has performed at various festivals, such as Summerfest and Tomorrowland. Hilton earns over US$10 million a year from business ventures, and as of 2020, she was paid about US$300,000 for appearances in clubs and events. In 2004, Hilton published her book, Confessions of an Heiress, which became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2005, she starred in the horror film House of Wax. In 2006, she released her self-titled debut studio album, Paris, which reached number six on the Billboard 200, and respectively produced the successful single \”Stars Are Blind\”. Hilton returned to reality television in 2008 with the Paris Hilton’s My New BFF franchise, in 2011 with The World According to Paris, and again in 2018 with Hollywood Love Story. She has played small roles in Hollywood films and television series, produced several of her own projects, and recorded a line of standalone singles.
She appeared in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the Most Overrated Celebrity, while Forbes included her in its Celebrity 100 in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and ranked her as one of the Most Overexposed Celebrities in 2012. Her mother, Kathy Hilton, is a socialite and former actress; her father, Richard \”Rick\” Hilton, is a businessman. Hilton is the oldest of four children; she has one sister, Nicky Hilton and two brothers: Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hughes Hilton. Her maternal aunts are television personalities Kim and Kyle Richards. She moved frequently in her youth, living in a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons. As a child, Hilton was friends with actress Bijou Phillips and socialites Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian. She attended the Professional Children’s School, a therapeutic boarding school for emotionally troubled teens. At 15, Hilton and her family left the East Coast for the West Coast. She spent one year at the Provo Canyon School in Los Angeles, California, before dropping out in 1996. She then attended the Dwight Dwight School in California. In 1996, Hilton spent her freshman year of high school was spent at the MaryPalm Valley Ranch School in Rancho Mirage, California. She once described herself as’very much a tomboy’