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How the Hilton family built an international hotel brand and got super rich

It's been a good couple of years to be a Hilton.

Last year the company, mostly now owned by private equity firm Blackstone, went public in a massive $2.35 billion IPO — the biggest for a hotel company ever.

Just this month, the company sold New York City's Waldorf Astoria to a Chinese insurance company for an eye-popping $1.95 billion.

Plus it seems Paris Hilton has really taken to her new calling as a DJ.

It's a lot of great success and of course it didn't come out of thin air. The Hilton family brand is a dynasty generations in the making.

The story of how it all started you can find here. Thanks businessinsider.com for sharing!