How Do Millionaires’ Children Live (and Why They Don’t Follow in Their Parents’ Footsteps)

In total, there are about 36 million millionaires in the world, which makes up 1% of the total population of the Earth. They own more than half of the world’s wealth. It is this 1% that we think of when we hear about the worldwide success of a 20-year-old designer or an actor and think: “Their family must’ve helped them.” Well, in most cases, that’s exactly how it is.

We decided to tell you how the children of parents who are among the richest and the most famous people live and how they manage their parents’ fortune.

Ben Ford

Parents: Harrison Ford and Mary Marquardt

Harrison Ford’s son never dreamed of acting glory — his goal was the Red Michelin Guide. Therefore, having become an adult, Ben opened his own restaurant in Los Angeles and wrote a recipe book. He did get some support from Harrison, as he participates in his son’s charitable actions. For example, he prepares food for the homeless.

Ben got his passion for cooking because of Harrison. One day, his family went on vacation to Hawaii where the boy saw a whole pig being roasted on a spit. It seemed very unusual to him. And in 1999, Ben opened his first restaurant, where he offered customers a whole fried animal. At that time, it was the only place of this kind in California.

Isabella Cruise

How Do Millionaires’ Children Live (and Why They Don’t Follow in Their Parents’ Footsteps)

Parents: Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

Isabella — Tom Cruise’s and Nicole Kidman’s adopted daughter left America and lived in London after her parents divorced. Upon completing her studies at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Isabella became a hairdresser, but she tried to never use the names of her famous parents in her work.

Now Isabella decided to assert herself and launched a line of T-shirts with prints (one sells for $85) which she draws herself. The designer has plans to develop her own clothing line.

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