Barron Hilton

Born Oct 23, 1927

William Barron Hilton I is an American business magnate, socialite, and hotel heir. He is the former co-chairman of the Hilton Hotels chain. He is one of the sons of Conrad Hilton.

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1927 Birth Born on October 23, 1927.


1944 16 Years Old The bulk of his estate was left to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which he established in 1944. … Read More
1947 19 Years Old In 1947, Barron Hilton married Marilyn June Hawley; they remained married until she died in 2004. … Read More


1948 20 Years Old Their oldest, William Barron Hilton, Jr., was born in 1948 and their youngest, Ronald Jeffrey Hilton, was born in 1963. … Read More
1954 26 Years Old In 1954, Hilton was elected vice-president of Hilton Hotels, of which his father was president. The announcement was made on November 16, 1954, by Robert P. Williford, Executive Vice President. … Read More


1966 38 Years Old In 1966, Hilton assumed the presidency of the Hilton Hotel chain.


1979 51 Years Old In 1979, Barron Hilton's father, Conrad Hilton died, leaving $500,000 USD each to his two surviving siblings and $10,000 USD to each of his nieces and nephews and his daughter Francesca.
1986 58 Years Old In 1986, Hilton was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Houston. … Read More


2007 79 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 25, 2007, Hilton announced that, in addition to donating the funds found in the W. Barron Hilton Charitable Remainder Unitrust, upon his death, he will follow his father's footsteps by leaving about 97% of his estate, estimated in 2007 at $2.3 billion, to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. … Read More
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