Liesel Pritzker, heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune
28-year-old Liesel Pritzker, best known for her feature role in the 1995 Warner Bros film A Little Princess, is one of 12 grandchildren with stakes in the enormous Hyatt hotel fortune.
In 2002, when she was a freshman at Columbia, she and her brother sued their father and other family members claiming they had been cheated out of their inheritance. The pair won a reported $560 million settlement.
Several years later she put her money to good use and spent $6.2 million to purchase a castle-like Upper West Side apartment.
But this isn't Liesel's only Manhattan spread. She also owns a $2.29 million condo near the Columbia campus. “I figured that it would make more sense to buy,” she told The New York Times. Princesses don’t rent.