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.
Paris Whitney Hilton was born on February 17, 1981, in New York City to Kathy Hilton, a former actress and socialite, and businessman Richard Hilton. She is the oldest of four children, including well-known socialite Nicky Hilton. Her great grandfather (on her father's side) was Conrad Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels. The family moved around frequently, splitting time between a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, the Hamptons, and Beverly Hills. Growing up, she ran in a social circle with peers like Ivanka Trump, Nicole Richie, and Kim Kardashian. The family was close friends with Michael Jackson and often were invited to his shows. She attended the Professional Children's School at age 15, and spent one year after that at the Provo Canyon School for emotionally troubled youth. She later earned a GED.
She began working as a model while in elementary school and was subsequently signed to T Management. She has modeled for various advertising campaigns, including work for top agencies such as Ford Models and for brands like Guess, Christian Dior, and Marciano, among others. By 2001, she was still modeling and courting media attention for her wild lifestyle and high-profile flings with actors like Leonardo DiCaprio. She was nicknamed New York's Leading IT Girl in 2001. Paris has continued to model throughout her adult life; in January 2018 she modeled Kanye West's Yeezy 6 Collection and in February 2019 she modeled for Phillip Plein's Plein Sport campaign.
Hilton was arrested and placed on probation for driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2006. She was back in court a few months later when she violated her probation by driving on a suspended license. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail, but it was later reduced to 23 days. She reported to jail on the night of June 3, 2007, arriving directly from an appearance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. She was released early after only 3 days served due to unspecified health reasons, (many sources reported she was suffering extreme anxiety and panic attacks) but eventually was summoned back to court and made to serve out the rest of her time in jail.
Paris has been paired and spotted with many famous actors and musicians throughout her time as a socialite. Paris was engaged to model Jason Shaw from 2002-3003. She was also engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, but called off their engagement after just four months. In January 2018, she became engaged to actor Chris Zylka (who proposed with a ring worth $2 million), but the engagement ended in November 2018.
Paris Hilton is a New York born heiress, socialite, model, actress, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $300 million dollars.