There are many celebrities who have been able to make huge fortunes for themselves after gaining fame. But while some of these celebrities were once poor, there are others who probably would have been just fine, even if they never got discovered. This is because they came from rich families. Sometimes this means they got help from their parents to pursue their dreams, while others just wanted to go out on their own and make a name for themselves. Here are 10 celebrities who were rich before they were famous.
1. Taylor Swift
The blonde started in the music scene with curly hair, a guitar, and wrote love songs about boys she fell for in high school. Since then she has become one of the most powerful forces in the music industry. Some might assume she started from modest means, but her family was pretty well-off before they helped her become a star.
Her mother worked in finance, while her father, Scott Kingsley Swift comes from a line of bank presidents. He works at Merrill Lynch. Eventually, when Taylor started getting serious about her country music career he moved to the Nashville office of Merrill Lynch.
Swift’s father also bought part of the music label, Big Machine, which signed the singer, according to Salon. That’s a big power move! So who knows where the songwriter would be without the help of her rich family.