What the Children of 15 Iconic People Do and What They Look Like
Many great people, like Bill Gates, Stephen King, and Miuccia Prada are legends and they have millions of dollars. And their children are already prepared to replace their famous parents: some of them are just starting on their paths, and others are already pretty famous.
We at Bright Side decided to find out what the children of famous people look like and what they are doing now, and we want to share what we found with you.
Eve Jobs is the 22-year-old daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs and his second wife Laurene Powell. At the moment, Eve is at Stanford University, where her mother went and where her parents first met. Recently, she started her modeling career and became the face of the cosmetics brand Glossier.
Jennifer Katharine Gates
The oldest daughter of famous businessman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, 24-year-old Jennifer, didn’t become a businesswoman like her father. In 2018, she got a medical degree at Stanford University. And now she’s studying at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and sees herself as a pediatrician or a family doctor in the future.
Another one of her passions is the horseback riding she has loved since she was a child. She can’t imagine her life without horses: it all started when she rode a pony at the age of 6, and 2 years later, she started her training with a professional teacher.
The son of the famous actor Jude Law and actress Sadie Frost, 24-year-old Rafferty, started his career as a model at the age of 16, but didn’t stop there and also tried himself as an actor.
Since 2010, Rafferty has been in 4 little-known short films. And in 2021, a film with him in the lead role about Oliver Twist, titled Twist, is supposed to be released.
Lorenzo Bertelli is the 32-year-old son of the legendary Italian designer Miuccia Prada and her businessman husband Patrizio Bertelli. Lorenzo was a famous Italian racer and a participant in the World Rally Championship from 2011 to 2019.
But later, he stopped racing and started working with the Prada brand. In 2017, he started working as the head of the marketing and communications department of this huge company.
Leni Olumi Klum
Leni Olumi Klum is the 16-year-old daughter of the famous model Heidi Klum and Italian businessman, Flavio Briatore, that broke up with Heidi before Leni was born and hasn’t taken any part in her life. But the famous singer Seal, that Heidi was also with for some time, played a huge part in raising Leni.
Leni has always wanted to become a model but her mother wouldn’t let her start a career at an early age. When Leni turned 16, Heidi allowed her to start her Instagram page and appear on the cover of Vogue.
Joseph Hillstrom King
Joseph Hillstrom King is the son of the legendary writer Stephen King and his wife Tabitha who is also a writer. He is famous under the name Joe Hill, he chose to not be compared to his famous and successful father.
His first novel Heart-Shaped Box was released in 2007. In 2010, he wrote Horn, in 2013 — NOS4A2, and in 2016 — The Fireman. He also created the comic series Locke & Key that was published from 2008 to 2013. He won 2 British Fantasy Awards for this series in 2009 and 2012, and in 2011, he won an Eisner Award.
The youngest daughter of the famous pop singer Lionel Richie and his second wife Diane Alexander, 22-year-old Sofia, is already famous in the world of fashion and blogging. She’s taken part in the advertisements of many brands, including Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, and Michael Kors. And the young model already has 6.5 million subscribers on her Instagram page.
Even though she’s famous only as a model, Sophia has always been interested in music. At the age of 5, she was already able to play the piano and sing and when she was a teenager, she played music with Joel Madden, the singer of Good Charlotte. But Sophia decided to give up her music career under the pressure of her father’s fame, that is hard to compete with.
Willow Camille Reign Smith
Willow Smith is the 20-year-old daughter of the famous actor, Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, that has a music career like her brother Jaden. Willow has 4 albums: Ardipithecus, The 1st, Willow, and a collaboration with Tyler Cole called The Anxiety. Also, she has 4 mini-albums: “3”, Interdimensional Tesseract, Mellifluous, and RISE.
Willow debuted in movies in 2007 in I Am Legend with her famous father. Later, you may have seen her in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and she did voice work for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. In 2017, she also did voice work with her brother in Neo Yokio.
Her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, her grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and Willow created a show called Red Table Talk together where they discuss different problems and express their opinions, trying to understand each other and overcome the generation gap.
Catherine Lucy Hawking
The daughter of the English physicist Steven Hawking and writer Jane Wilde Hawking, 50-year-old Lucy Hawking, built a career in journalism. She’s written articles for Daily Mail, The Times, Telegraph, The Guardian, and others.
Aside from journalism, Lucy writes novels and books for children. The most famous is a series of books about George written together with Steven Hawking. Also, Lucy is also a trustee of the Autism Research Trust and a vice president of the National Star College, which helps people with disabilities realize their potential.
Jakob Luke Dylan
Jakob Luke Dylan is the 51-year-old son of the legendary musician, Bob Dylan, and model Sara Dylan. Jacob is famous as the leader of the band The Wallflowers and as a solo singer. He has 2 Grammy awards and his 2010 solo album Women + Country was in 12th place on Billboard 200 and the most successful record of his career after the breakthrough of Bringing Down the Horse released with the band in 1996.
In 2018, the documentary Echo in the Canyon with Jacob was released. It’s about the music that came from Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles in the middle of the ’60s.
Mickey Sumner is the 36-year-old daughter of musician Sting and actress Trudie Styler. Mickey didn’t become a musician like her father but instead became an actress like her mother.
She is most famous for her roles in the comedy Frances Ha, the biography CBGB, the crime drama Low Winter Sun, and the post-apocalyptic series Snowpiercer. Most of the time, she gets supporting roles, like her part in Marriage Story.
The 23-year-old son of rapper Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante Taylor, Cordell Broadus has already tried himself in different areas. When he was a child, he started playing football but he declared that he was interested in fashion and cinema later. But because he was raised surrounded by men, his father, and members of the football team, he couldn’t share his dreams with others.
It was only once he became older that Cordell accepted his interests and was able to talk about them freely. He went to The University of California in Los Angeles to study directing and started appearing in advertisements for famous brands. He even took part in the fashion shows of famous brands like Dolce & Gabbana. Cordell also tried himself as a designer in 2017.
Besides, Cordell makes music and releases songs, following in the famous footsteps of his father.
Jake Hoffman is the 39-year-old son of Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa Hoffman. Like his father, Jake is also interested in cinema but he is more concentrated on directing. In 2003, Jake finished his education at NYU Film School. He has shot music videos and written scripts for short films which he then directed. His first work as a director, the drama Asthma with Benedict Samuel and Krysten Ritter, was released in 2014.
But Jake is most famous for his acting: he portrayed designer Steve in The Wolf of Wall Street and appeared in the series Luck with Dustin Hoffman. And they didn’t play father and son, but grandfather and grandson. Also, Jake had a supporting role in The Irishman that was released in 2019.
Bee Shaffer is the 33-year-old daughter of the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour and her first husband David Shaffer. She got her degree from Columbia University and even wrote articles at the beginning of her career. In 2006, she wrote several pieces for The Daily Telegraph. But, unlike her mother, she’s not very interested in fashion.
Later, Bee was a producer for the talk show Late Night With Seth Meyers. At the moment, she works at the Ambassador Theatre Group, and her latest project as a producer was a charity online reading of James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends.
Also, in 2018, Bee married the Italian director Francesco Carrozzini, the son of Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue. They had 2 wedding ceremonies — one in New York, and the other one in Portofino, where Francesco is from.
Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis
Gabriel-Kane is the son of Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, the only actor in history to win the Oscar as Best Actor 3 times. His mother is the French singer and actress Isabelle Adjani. Unlike his famous father, 25-year-old Gabriel didn’t start an acting career. He chose music, like his mother: he not only sings and writes songs, but he also plays the piano and the guitar. His first single “Ink in My Veins” was released in 2015. One year later, he released another song — “True.”
Besides, Gabriel speaks fluent English and French thanks to his parents, who were born in different countries.
Do you know anything about other children of famous people?