The 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses

It used to be heiresses just lunched, shopped and partied. Don't tell the $20 billion babies on Forbes' list of the 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses, who defy the stereotype of the bon-bon popping princess thanks to achievements in business, sports and the arts.

Though society and gossip columns track them like Hollywood starlets, these women distinguish themselves by exhibiting the tenacity and risk-taking that makes their parents the most powerful people on Earth. Not all are success stories--it may take a lifetime for these women to match their parents' legacies.