Richest child stars in Hollywood

Some child stars in Hollywood make serious cash. In fact, they sometimes earn more money by the age of 21 than most adults will ever do. Here are the richest teen celebrities.

Willow Smith

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Willow Camille Reign Smith was born in October 31, 2000. The daughter of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith entered movies as a child star at the hands of her parents. By the time she was 7, she already earned over $4 million solely on her singing engagements alone.

Macaulay Culkin







Macaulay Culkin – who rocketed to fame with the Home Alone franchise – became the highest paid child actor in the mid ‘90s. This franchise elevated not only Culkin’s asking price (he was the first child actor to net a $1 million paycheck, for his role in My Girl) but also his celebrity status. His fame didn’t last though.

Brooke Shields







At fourteen years old, she was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue. By the time she was sixteen, she’d already been working as a model and actress for sixteen years and had supposedly earned more money than the president of the United States. Her modeling career opened up opportunities for acting, and she continues to work in television and film today.

Dakota Fanning







Dakota Fanning might still be young, but she has acted opposite some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Denzel Washington, and Tom Cruise. These roles not only gave her acting awards, but also a hefty paycheck making her one of the richest kids in Hollywood. In 2001, at age seven, Fanning became the youngest actress ever to earn a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Jaden Smith

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Willow Smith’s brother Jaden has rich parents, but the young man earns serious money himself too. The child star who has starred in films such as the The Karate Kid and The Pursuit of Happyness, has earned his wealth through his hard work. He has reportedly received $5 million for his lead role in the movie The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan.

Angus T. Jones







Angus was born in October 8, 1993. He began his career as a child star at age 6 for the popular TV show Two and a Half Men. The show earned him the Young Artists Award as well as a $350,000 per episode with a signing bonus of $500,000. By the age of 17 the Texan actor had a net worth around $15 million.

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez shot to fame when she starred on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, for which she earned a reported $30,000 per episode. Gomez has since appeared in several films, released three studio albums, and embarked on a successful solo singing career.

Daniel Radcliffe







Daniel Radcliffe has become one of the wealthiest young men in Britain thanks to his involvement in the wildly successful Harry Potter films. was just eleven years old when he scored the coveted role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, he earned a reported $33 million!

Miley Cyrus







According to Parade’s annual salary survey, the young star earned a reported $76.5 million in 2013. Miley s daughter of country-music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus and she got her start in the entertainment industry on an episode of her father’s PAX TV medical series Doc before appearing in Tim Burton’s fantastical 2003 adventure Big Fish. Cyrus used her popular Disney status to create name recognition and a movie and music career. While she wasn’t the highest-paid child TV star at the time, her Hannah Montana concert tours (which stemmed from her Disney TV show) made her millions.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen







Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – who got their start on the family sitcom Full House – are among the wealthiest women in entertainment. The Olsen twins are an empire on themselves. Leveraging their popularity from the hit show, they started their own company, Dualstar, which allowed them to brand themselves via straight-to-DVD film series, clothes, dolls, and tons of other merchandise. The twins have also amassed a large fortune with their clothing lines, which include The Row and Elizabeth & James.

Justin Bieber

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Youtube and social media super star Justin Bieber was born in March 1, 1994. He was barely into his teens when he released his platinum-selling debut, My World. After that he became one of 2009′s youngest success stories. By the time he was 18, Bieber had records in the Top 100 Billboard and dozens of television and movie appearances.

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