Even youngsters these days aim to have a shot at fame. After all, being famous seems to be all glittery and gold. It is easy to get jealous of those child stars we’ve grown up together with – who now seems to have a long-lasting cash flow.
When you search for news of those popular child stars, the successful ones usually have successful fashion lines or beauty products. Some have major enterprises or substantial investments. What’s even more enviable is that they managed to keep the cash flowing into adulthood.
Here are some of the child stars who became rich they won’t have to work anymore:
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are probably the top of the list when it comes to child stars who are rich they don’t have to work anymore. After all, they’ve built their own company when they were six and became millionaires when they were ten. They have several fashion lines that celebrities in Hollywood frequent.
Who can forget Penny, the ditzy first female lead of the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory? The Big Bang Theory has remained as one of the popular CBS TV shows of 2007. With the popularity of the show, it is only natural that the mainstay actors and actresses enjoy a jaw-dropping high salary. It has even been reported that Kaley Cuoco, who has been in the entertainment industry since 1992, now enjoys about $1 million per episode.
Miley Cyrus has come a long way since her debut in Disney. Her stint as Hannah Montana in Disney has given her enough dough to last her a lifetime. Of course, after that stint, Miley Cyrus released hit songs after hit songs and even starred in a few movies. Her net worth back in 2013 was recorded to be at $160 million. Currently, she is receiving a salary in the millions with her appearance in The Voice.
Kristen Stewart has never really made it big in Hollywood until Twilight. It is the said film that made her one of the wealthiest young actresses in Hollywood. At the age of 22, she made an earning of $34.5 million. The money she earned from the Twilight Saga made it so that she can pick which movie she wants to star in from then on.
As a child actor, Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance in TV sitcoms such as Growing Pains and Roseanne. Now, he’s an award-winning actor who is also one of the highest paid in the world. His upfront fee for the movie The Wolf of Wall Street was a staggering $25 million. He also earned $27 million in 2016, the same year he starred in The Revenant.
At the age of six, Dakota Fanning made a name in Hollywood for several box office movies she starred in. These movies include Sweet Home Alabama, War of the Worlds, and The Cat in the Hat. While these may be box office hits, Fanning only commanded a lesser salary during these times. Thus, she hadn’t really run off with a huge income back then. Regardless, her 20 years in the acting industry has allowed her to earn a net worth of $16 million.
Natalie Portman has made enough money to last her a lifetime. After bagging an Oscar win, her worth as an actress has definitely gone up. Her big projects include Leon: The Professional, several Star Wars prequels, Thor, and Thor: The Dark World. She also made a giant killing out of several endorsement deals. All in all, she has earned a net worth of $60 million.
Elijah Wood started his career in acting back when he was eight years old. He has been in the entertainment industry for about 30 years now. With his lengthy career that spanned a hundred acting gigs, he has earned a net worth of $30 million. His most notable acting gig is the lead role Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings.
Just from her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter films alone would peg Emma Watson as one of those child stars who’ve made it big before they hit adulthood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watson is said to have raked a total of $60 million during her wizarding days. Now put in the fees she has been paid with for the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast as well as other projects, Watson doesn’t really have to work anymore if she wants to.
Since Emma Watson has earned huge dough out of her wizarding career, you can easily estimate just how much the one playing the lead role earned. Daniel Radcliffe made a total of $110 million just from the Harry Potter films alone. With that much money in his balance, Radcliffe has enough leeway to be more creative in his acting career.
At the age of 22, Justin Bieber’s net worth is recorded to be more than $200 million. Forbes even reported that from June 2016 to Jun 2017, the singer earned an eye-popping $83.5 million.