Paris W Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television and media personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, Fashion Icon and author. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Hilton was proclaimed “New York’s leading It girl” in 2001. the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred alongside her long-time friend Nicole Richie.
In 2004, Hilton released her book Confessions of an Heiress, which became a New York Times Best Seller. Hilton’s debut single “Stars Are Blind” was released worldwide in June 2006 and quickly became an instant hit around the world including number one in Scotland. In the United States, “Stars Are Blind” was amongst the highest debuting singles in the U.S. in 2006, entering the Billboard Hot 100 at number 18. The album reached number six on the Billboard 200, and has since sold over 600,000 copies worldwide.
Hilton returned to reality television in 2008 with Paris Hilton’s My New BFF (2008) and its two spin-offs: Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend (2009) and Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF (2009), and again in 2011 with Oxygen series The World According to Paris. Her other acting credits include Bottoms Up, National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (2006), The Hottie and the Nottie (2008), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and Sofia Coppola‘s film The Bling Ring (2013).
Hilton announced her DJ career and became one of the highest-paid celebrity DJs, holding club residencies all over the world, and is still doing so.. That same year, she also returned to music, signing a record deal with Lil Wayne’s and Birdman’s label.
She has parlayed her media fame into perfumes and a fashion line with her endorsement; her fragrances have reportedly earned $1.5 billion. Hilton’s perfume products alone have brought in over $2.5 billion in revenue, the second largest celebrity fragrance of all time behind iconic Hollywood actress Liz Taylor, who has once her great Aunt.