CELEBRITY children are accused by poor people of only earning their money through family connections. But that’s just sour grapes. Here are some who clawed their way to the top through sheer hard work.
Most 23-year-olds drive a hatchback or get the bus, but young Brooklyn drives a £1 million McLaren sports car thanks to his job as a chef, slaving over a hot griddle for up to 18 hours a day making his trademark delicacy, sausage and egg sandwiches. He learned his trade during four years spent working in a food van on a layby off the A339 near Basingstoke.
Young Euan is worth an estimated £160 million and received an MBE for services to education. He started work as a chimney sweep aged six, cleaning out the chimneys in his dad’s house in Downing Street. He studied by candlelight between finishing work at midnight and getting up at 6am, and won a £50,000 scholarship at Yale despite being really tired.
Young Prince George is third in line to the throne, but rather than have everything handed to him on a silver plate carried by a footman, he insists on paying his own way. He does a paper round on Saturday morning to pay for his royal tours of Canada and Australia and washes neighbours’ cars to go on diplomatic visits with his parents to Poland and Germany.
Socialite Paris is worth an estimated £255 million, all of it earned through hard graft. The hotel empire heiress applied for and got a summer job at Topshop, then was made temporary manager of the jeans and leggings department when Stacey was off sick for three weeks. Her sterling work holding the fort led to an employee of the month award, which kickstarted her career as a model, TV celebrity and socialite.
Kimberley Noel Kardashian is worth £1.5 billion but her immense wealth is nothing to do with her immensely wealthy parents or marrying immensely wealthy Kanye West. She started her empire selling handmade brooches at car boot sales, before branching out into bangles on eBay. The bulk of her income comes from this, with celebrity-related earnings bringing in ‘50 quid a week if she’s lucky’.