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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Top 10 most notable heirs and heiresses

These heirs and heiresses are building their own fortune rather than relying on their family's wealth



Paris Hilton, Steve Aoki, Petra Ecclestone (© AlphaX/X17agency.com photo/Derek Storm/Everett Collection photo/Greg Soussan/ABACA)
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  • Stavros Niarchos III (© Cooper/X17agency.com)
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If to err is human, then to heir must be divine. At least, that ought to be the sentiment of a handful of young billionaires-to-be across the world, who have carved out fame of their own simply as an extension of their parents’ wealth.

Who are some of the world’s most notable heirs and heiresses? From socialite sisters to one star of TV’s greatest sitcom, here are a handful of famous benefactors and the fortunes they’re to inherit.

* All figures in USD

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