Socialites are people who usually have privileged, wealthy or aristocratic background. They often come from affluent families and are born into their great wealth as they inherited both large fortunes and very useful names. Typically, the wealthy and attractive people have a wide reputation and high position in the upper class society. More or less, they are famous for being famous. Socialites are people who have, undoubtedly, one of the strangest jobs in the world. The more well-known socialites are commonly seen attending various fashionable social gatherings. They are, essentially, paid to socialize – to associate with the rich elite, to attend social and charity events in the world’s major cities, and to make appearances at the newest, hippest spots. The key to being a socialite is to be popular as well as a savvy networker. Prominent names include Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, whose career has advanced because of different ways, such as clothing lines, television shows, etc. Many people use the word ‘socialite’ in a derogatory sense. To some, this job description implies someone who simply got lucky and gets paid for a whole lot of, basically, nothing. However, keeping the money rolling in does require a team of supportive, savvy business people. Behind every socialite is a clever agent, at least one marketing specialist and a famous face, who knows how to conduct themselves in the smartest, most universally acceptable and popular way possible. Like it or not, by utilizing their people skills, their connections and often the power of social media and tabloid journalism, propel themselves to the top. Although their methods for staying in the headlines may be questionable, they have the tenacity and determination needed to make it big. The following list takes a look at some of the richest socialites alive today, and elucidates how they gained their elevated social status.