No matter which field in life you choose to concentrate in, you can become the best depending on how good you are at it. When it comes to the world of business, many have tried several times and failed but others have also given it a shot and emerged winners; one of them being Barron Hilton. In this article, we are going to look at the biography and net worth of Barron Hilton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Barron Hilton’s official names are William Barron Hilton and he was born on 23rd October 1927 in Dallas Texas. He is the son of Conrad Nicholson Hilton who is the founder of Hilton Hotels and his wife Mary Adelaide (nee Barron). Hilton grew up alongside his three siblings who are; Eric Michael Hilton, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr. and Constance Francesca Hilton. Barron’s mother was of Kentucky while his father Conrad was of half German and half Norwegian descent.
Barron Hilton married his love Marilyn June Hawley in 1947. The couple were then blessed with eight children which are; William Barron Hilton Jr., Stephen Michael Hilton, Hawley Anne Hilton, Sharon Constance Hilton, David Alan Hilton, Daniel Kevin Hilton, Richard Howard Hilton and Jeffrey Hilton. The eldest son was born in 1948 (one year after their marriage) while the youngest was born in 1963. Barron is a grandfather of 15 grandchildren. Barron and Marilyn June remained married until Marilyn’s death in 2004 making it approximately 60 years. After his wife’s death, Barron didn’t get into any other relationship.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Although his father was a successful businessman, Barron chose to first try out his business skills in a number of other entrepreneurial ventures before joining him. He first tried out by purchasing Los Angeles-area distributorship that dealt with Vita-Pakt Citrus Products. He later co-founded MacDonald Oil Company before becoming the founder of Air Finance Corporation which became one of the first aircraft leasing businesses in the nation. He was then elected as the vice president of Hilton Hotels in 1954 forcing him to join his father in running of his hotel business.
After joining Hilton Hotels Corporation, he soon became one of the most admired leaders in the corporation exhibiting his father’s genius business-prowess character. Through his leadership, the hotel grew tremendously and became the first to feature on New York’s Stock Exchange. Barron has remained a great resource to the Hilton Hotels and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Net Worth & Earnings
Barron can be rated to be among the richest people with an estimated net worth of $5 billion. Although he has made a lot from the salary he receives from Hilton Hotels and Conrad N. Hilton Foundations, he is also a great businessman with different business ventures and investments to date.
Despite Barron being among the richest people in the world, he has managed to maintain a low profile of his personal life. At the same time, he is a very friendly person and interacts well with his peers and friends. Barron has not only made it in the business sector, but he is also a great father and grandfather to his children and his grandchildren.