Partying and shopping for a living must be tough, eh? While we may envy these people for their ability to sleep all day and party all night, on second glance, we don't know if we want to be a part of this group.

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Paris and Nicky Hilton's paternal grandparents are hotel chairman Barron Hilton, and his wife, the former Marilyn Hawley. Barron Hilton's parents were Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton and his first wife, Mary Barron. The Hilton girls moved between several exclusive homes growing up, including a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan and the Hamptons. As a child, Paris was good friends with Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian. In December 2007, the sisters' grandfather Barron Hilton pledged 97 percent of his estate to a charitable organization founded by his father, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, leaving little to his grandchildren. Since then, Nicky has become a well established designer while Paris has worked as a model, actress, singer, and business woman. According to Forbes Magazine, she earned approximately $7 million in 2005–2006.
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    Paris and Nicky Hilton's paternal grandparents are hotel chairman Barron Hilton, and his wife, the former Marilyn Hawley. Barron Hilton's parents were Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton and his first wife, Mary Barron. The Hilton girls moved between several exclusive homes growing up, including a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan and the Hamptons. As a child, Paris was good friends with Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian. In December 2007, the sisters' grandfather Barron Hilton pledged 97 percent of his estate to a charitable organization founded by his father, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, leaving little to his grandchildren. Since then, Nicky has become a well established designer while Paris has worked as a model, actress, singer, and business woman. According to Forbes Magazine, she earned approximately $7 million in 2005–2006.

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    Nicole Richie was born to friends of Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda and was legally adopted by the Richies when she was nine. She rose to fame after co-starring with best friend Paris Hilton in The Simple Life in 2003.

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    Kim Kardashian is the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian, who is best known for being O. J. Simpson's lawyer during his murder trial. Kardashian has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, both of whom appear with her the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kim is the most famous of the three sisters and has done many small modeling jobs on the side of her television career.

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    Casey Johnson is the great-great-granddaughter of Robert Wood Johnson, the founder of the company Johnson and Johnson. She is often associated with Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian.

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    Ivana Trump (born Ivana Marie Zelníková in 1949) is a former Olympic athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to mogul Donald J. Trump. In 1968, she was selected as an alternate on the 1968 Czechoslovak Olympic Ski Team which allowed her several opportunities to travel outside the Communist Bloc. In 1977 she married Donald J. Trump and the couple became leading figures in New York high society and business during the 1980s. Ivana Trump took a major role in the Trump Organization. She became the Vice President of Interior Design for the company, spearheading the signature design of Trump Tower. After rumors began to circulate that Trump was having an affair with Marla Maples, Ivana filed for divorce in 1991. She reportedly received $20 million and a number of the family's estates.

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    Nan Kempner was a New York City socialite, famous for dominating society events, charity work and fashion. The only child from a wealthy San Francisco family, Nan Field Schlessinger met Thomas Kempner in the early 1950s. They married soon after, had three children and moved to New York, where Nan became a leader in society. Over a thirty year period she helped raise over $75 M for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She also amassed the largest private collection of haute couture clothing. She worked as a contributing editor for French Vogue, a fashion editor for Harper's Bazaar, a design consultant for Tiffany & Co. and an international representative for Christie's. She is credited as being perhaps one of the first women to undergo modern cosmetic surgery. Kempner died in 2005 at the age
    of 74 from emphysema.

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    Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Southampton, New York, Jackie Kennedy was the daughter of John Vernou Bouvier III, a Wall Street stockbroker, and Janet Norton Lee. She had a younger sister, Caroline Lee Bouvier, born in 1933, and later known as Lee Radziwill. She spent her early years between New York City and Easthampton, New York at the Bouvier family estate. When she made her society debut in 1947, a Hearst columnist dubbed Jacqueline "Debutante of the Year". Jacqueline Bouvier and then-congressman John Kennedy were formally introduced in May 1952. They were married on September 12, 1953 during a ceremony that was considered the social event of the season. When Kennedy was sworn in as president on January 20, 1961, Jacqueline became, at age 31, one of the youngest First Ladies in history. She was one of the most popular First Ladies as she was not only young and attractive, but intelligent and cultivated, and possessed an innate sense of style and elegance. She planned numerous social events that brought the First Couple into the nation's cultural spotlight.

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    Zsa Zsa Gabor, also known as Sári Prinzessin von Anhalt, is a Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was born in 1917. She was the middle daughter of Vilmos Gábor, a soldier, and Jolie Gábor. Her sisters, Magda and Eva, also became actresses and socialites. Their mother (née Jancsi Tilleman) was related to Annette Tilleman, the wife of California politician Tom Lantos. Her initial fame came from her work as an actress, and grew from her public appearances in the 1970s and 1980s. Gabor has been married nine times (to Conrad Hilton and George Sanders most notably), divorced seven times, and one marriage was annulled.

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    Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick was an American actress, socialite, model, and heiress who died in 1971. Edie Sedgwick is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's Superstars. Sedgwick was born to Alice Delano de Forest and Francis Minturn Sedgwick, a philanthropist, rancher, and sculptor. Her family was long established in Massachusetts history. For example, her seventh-great grandfather, English-born Robert Sedgwick, was the first Major General of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In March 1965, Sedgwick met artist and avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol and appeared in a number of his films. Sedgwick was sent to various psychiatric institutions and often self medicated. She died at 28, with the death certificate claiming the cause was "probable acute barbiturate intoxication" due to ethanol intoxication.

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    Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt, born in 1924 in New York, is an artist, actress, heiress, and socialite notable as an early developer of designer blue jeans. Gloria Vanderbilt was the only child of railroad heir Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and his second wife. She became heiress to a four million dollar trust fund upon her father's death from cirrhosis when she was only 15 months old. The rights to control this trust fund while Vanderbilt was a minor belonged to her mother. As a result of the frequent spending, her finances were scrutinized by Vanderbilt's paternal aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Whitney, a sculptor and philanthropist, wanted custody of the young heiress and soon a famous trial became the lead story of 1933. Vanderbilt came of age and took control of her trust fund, she cut her mother off entirely, though she supported her in later years.

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