We thought we knew Paris Hilton. We were wrong. This is the untold true story that shaped the woman, and the iconic character she created.
Credited with influencing the revival of the famous for being famous phenomenon throughout the 2000s, Hilton was, for a number of years, one of the world’s most ubiquitous public figures. 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. Critics indeed suggest that she exemplifies the celebutante —a celebrity not through talent or work, but through inherited wealth and lavish lifestyle. 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. Her perfume line alone have brought in over US$3 billion in revenue to date. Variety named her its “Billion Dollar Entrepreneur” in 2011.Hilton earns over US$10 million a year from business ventures, and as of 2017, she was paid about US$300,000 for appearances in clubs and events.
However despite all this, there is a side to blonde bombshell’s story that is just now being brought to the light. Check out the video above now to learn about the darker side of Paris we never knew about.