7 People Who Escaped Their Famous Parents' Shadows
Sometimes, the apple does fall far from the tree.
Nepotism has been making a lot of headlines recently, with Hunter Biden catching a lot of heat for riding his father's coattails into a $600,000/year gig in Ukraine.
And while some of that heat has come from sources that are laughably ill-positioned to criticize, it's depressingly true that the children of famous and powerful people have an easy time finding their ways into boardrooms, record deals, universities, and runways. But what about the world leader's son who performs in drag? Or the actor's daughter who took up painting? If we're really going to criticize nepotism, then we should take some time to celebrate the children who step out of their parents' shadows to do something truly original.
Roy Disney's Granddaughter is a Political Activist
If you had to guess what the Granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney was doing today, "making movies" and "being an heiress" would be solid options. In Abigail Disney's case, both are correct, but she's not making the kind of movies you'd probably expect. She makes documentary films on fraught political issues, including 2015's Emmy Award-winning The Armor of Light, which followed an Evangelical pastor wrestling with the issue of gun violence. Disney has also made headlines by advocating for higher taxes on...people like her. It's always refreshing to see someone willing to criticize the forces that benefit them.
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