America may not have royalty, but it does have plenty of heirs and heiresses set to inherit the thrones — or at least the riches — of the country’s biggest brands.
Some of the wealthiest families in America have built their fortunes by creating megabrands in various industries, from media to fashion. As their wealth grows, it continues to be passed on to future generations, although some fortunes are newer than others. Alexa Dell is set to inherit part of her father, CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell’s, fortune, a result of a company that’s only been around for roughly 30 years.
Other heirs and heiresses are in line for wealth that dates way back up the family tree, like Lydia Hearst, who shares an inheritance with more than 60 family members from media mogul William Randolph Hearst.
Below, meet 16 heirs and heiresses to some of America’s most notable brands — some names you may recognize, and others not so much.