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Young, Rich, And Social Media-Savvy: The Millennial Multimillionaires To Know Now

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Beyond their powerful last names and wellsprings of resources, the next generation multimillionaires are proving to be the stars of their own shows, forging their own paths and making a name for themselves on Instagram and beyond.

1. Andrew Warren

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Andrew Warren is the 26-year-old grandson of fashion mogul David Warren. The Warren family has been in the retail business since 1967

As seen on his Instagram account, Andrew is fond of casting his similarly rich and famous friends to model for his ready-to-wear label Just Drew. Because of this, Andrew is often tagged as the leader of his group of social-media savvy friends famously called the “Snap Pack,” Manhattan’s socialite ‘it’ group that includes a Trump, a Kennedy, and a Matisse, among others.

2. Tiffany Trump

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While the younger of the two Trump daughters prefers to shy away from the limelight, she has made quite a presence on social media. Most recently, she documented her family’s state visit to the U.K. on her Instagram. Her appearance was a pleasant surprise to many, as she rarely participates in such public affairs.

3. Kyra Kennedy

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As with most of her peers, Kyra Kennedy’s youth isn’t one that is free of controversy. She was once refused entrance to a New York club, and asserted herself, saying “I’m a Kennedy, Google me!”

She and her group of friends from the Snap Pack experienced cyber-bullying via the anonymously run and now defunct Rich Kids of Instagram that chronicled their lavish lifestyles. Because of this, Kyra’s social media activity has significantly lessened, which is perhaps also due to her father’s request to “clean up her Instagram.”

4. The Brant Brothers

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The stylish brothers are the sons of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publishing magnate and art collector billionaire father Peter Brant. In 2012, Peter and Harry Brant were dubbed the “New Princes of the City” by the New York Times.

Their social media trail shows evidence of their lives immersed in all things fashion and beauty. They are models who are regulars at fashion shows, and have collaborated with makeup brands, launching a gender-neutral line with M.A.C Cosmetics.

5. Ezra Williams

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Son of an Indonesian real estate mogul, Ezra Williams was part of the American reality TV series called Rich Kids of Instagram. Outside the outfit profiles he documents on his Instagram, his over-the-top style has been featured by Coveteur and Vogue.

Inspired by Carrie Bradshaw, Ezra was drawn to the fashion world at an early age, but could not wear what he wanted in Indonesia because of its conservative culture. He moved away from home to study at New York University and now resides in a four-story West Village townhouse which is said to house a shoe and handbag collection worth an estimated $740,000.  

6. Gaia Matisse

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The great-granddaughter of French artist Henri Matisse is an aspiring actress and model. She was led into acting when she took up Elizabeth Kemp’s method acting class to cope with her father’s early death.

She is rarely seen without her Chihuahua, Bambi, which she once famously brought to the Louvre, using her mother’s Sotheby’s Preferred Card. True to her artistic roots, Gaia has a creative project of her own, called AIA NYC, where she sells handmade chokers and harnesses adorned with feathers, pompoms, and the like. 

On her Instagram, she isn’t afraid of publicizing her life and believes the public will always have its opinion, nonetheless. Gaia believes that “Perception is reality,” and even has this saying tattooed on her body. On her page, she is often spotted partying with Paris Hilton and hanging out with the Snap Pack at Fashion Week parties.

7. Reya Benitez

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The statuesque model and musician in the making is the daughter of the famous John “Jellybean” Benitez, the resident DJ for Studio 54, who has produced tracks for Whitney Houston and Madonna.

Reya made her spinning debut in 2015, at Gaia Matisse’s birthday party. Like her friends, she’s a regular at social parties and fashion events. Her Instagram is filled with photos of her in glamorous outfits.

8. Wendy Yu

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Heiress-turned-investor and patron of the arts Wendy Yu comes from the family of China’s long-established door manufacturing firm. She discovered her penchant for fashion early on while studying abroad, and soon decided to establish an investment firm of her own.

She founded Yu Holdings and has since made significant contributions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute for which she was endowed with the Curator-in-Charge position. She was dubbed “China’s formidable force in fashion investments” by Forbes and became the first Asian contributor to Vogue magazine. Her stylish persona is a testament to her being China’s strong proponent of her country’s fashion and culture.

9. Barron Hilton

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Like many of his peers, Barron Hilton had quite an eventful youth. He walked for designer friends at fashion shows and was often seen partying and enjoying himself.

Last year, Barron wed fellow socialite and semi-German royal, Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff, who is believed to own at least one castle. The couple is quite outspoken about their relationship on Instagram, and shares styled couple photos. A true millennial, Barron maintains a foodie Instagram outside his personal account, called Barron Bites.

10. Andresen Sisters

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The Andresen sisters are two of the world’s youngest billionaires. Alexandra and Katharina are daughters of Johan H. Andresen Jr. who owns Ferd AS, a Norwegian holding company. In 2007, their father transferred 42.2 percent ownership stakes to each of the sisters, without requiring either of them to take an active role in the company if it doesn’t interest them.

True enough, the sisters seem to be interested in unrelated fields. Alexandra is an experienced equestrienne and often documents her riding adventures and travels on Instagram, while Katharina is into fashion and often posts her designer purchases on her social media page.

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