Love her or hate her, there’s no denying Hilton is one of the savviest stars of her generation. Using her status as a hotel heiress, she became a jet-setting socialite, eventually scoring her own reality series.
In an interview Paris spoke about shedding her party girl image, as well as her new life as a businesswoman.
She said, “I want to be known as a businesswoman. I don’t want to be known as a reality TV star. I don’t like the way that sounds.“
As for her party girl past, she says, “I have really grown past that. Now I mostly focus on my empire and my brand, rather than everything else that comes with the reality star kind of life.”
Hilton, whose worth is an estimated $100 million owns three hotels, over 20 best-selling fragrances, her own line of accessories and more.
Paris Hilton sees herself as self-made success story. “Every dollar I have ever made, I have made myself. Yes, I feel very lucky to have come from a privileged family, but I have done it all on my own,” she said.