Most teenagers babysit, work a part-time job or turn to mom and dad when they need extra cash. However, an elite group of young celebrities has already earned a fortune.
They’re not yet old enough to go into a bar and order a drink — some are even too young to vote — but these kids have already used their talents to launch successful careers. Some were discovered by chance, while others worked hard to break into the entertainment industry, but they’ve all made it in a business with a seriously tough barrier to entry.
You might see them as cute kids, but they’re actually business savvy moguls with the wealth the average adult will never achieve. From Finn Wolfhard to Billie Eilish, prepare to be impressed by Hollywood’s richest young stars.
Last updated: Dec. 18, 2020
Net Worth: $1.5 million
She rose to fame as Charlie Duncan on Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie,” and Mia Talerico currently stars as Paige Rogge on the Brat TV web series “Mani.” The 12-year-old also earns extra cash on Cameo, where she films video messages for $40 each or chats with her fans for $4.99.
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Net Worth: $2 million
Acting his entire life, Ty Simpkins broke into show business as infant Jack Manning on “One Life to Live.” Now 19 years old, he’s built an impressive resume, with 34 credits to his name — including playing the role of Harley Keener in “Avengers: Endgame” and “Iron Man 3.”
Recent salary information for Simpkins isn’t available, but in 2014, TMZ reported he earned a base pay of $200,000 to star in “Jurassic World.” His contract also included another $125,000 if the film was a hit — it was — and a minimum salary of $400,000 if he appeared in a sequel, followed by $800,000 for a third volume of the series.
Net Worth: $2 million
At just 15 years old, Noah Jupe already has an enviable acting career. He recently starred as Henry Fraser in the Showtime miniseries “The Undoing,” which earned him $600,000 — $100,000 per episode — according to TMZ.
Some of Jupe’s other recent works include the films “A Quiet Place” and its sequel, “Ford v Ferrari” and “Honey Boy.” TMZ also reported that he earned at least $200,000 for his work in “Ford v Ferrari,” with up to $200,000 in bonuses.
Net Worth: $3 million
He’s only 18 years old, but Finn Wolfhard already has nearly 40 acting credits to his name — most notably the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” In 2018, Wolfhard scored a massive raise for the show’s third season, raising his pay to $250,000 per episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to a Deadline report, he was previously bringing in $30,000 per episode.
Some of Wolfhard’s other notable works include the films “It,” “It Chapter Two” and “The Adams Family.”
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Net Worth: $4 million
He’s only 18 years old, but “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo has already been earning an enviable salary for years. The young actor has been bringing in $250,000 per episode for his work on the hit Netflix series since its third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Matarazzo also lent his voice to the film “Angry Birds 2” and is set to star in the upcoming animated film “Hump.”
Net Worth: $4 million
Best known as the “Cash Me Ousside girl,” 17-year-old Danielle Bregoli rose to fame after appearing on a “Dr. Phil” episode about parents and unruly teens. Since then, she used her platform to transform herself into rapper Bhad Bhabie, with hits like “These Heaux” and “Gucci Flip Flops.”
In 2019, Bregoli scored a $900,000 six-month endorsement deal with CopyCat Beauty, along with a percentage of the company’s sales, according to TMZ. A few months later, she landed a $1 million exclusive songwriter and co-publishing agreement with Pulse Music Group. Around the same time, she also secured a $100,000 advance to promote a new mobile game.
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Net Worth: $5 million
Maddie Ziegler rose to fame on the Lifetime reality series “Dance Moms,” where she reportedly earned $2,000 per episode — totaling $400,000 for her six seasons on the show — according to Cosmopolitan. Now 18 years old, she’s embarked on an acting career, starring in films like “The Book of Henry” and the upcoming “West Side Story.” She also famously starred in Sia’s “Chandelier” music video.
Also, a New York Times bestselling author, Ziegler has written several books, including her memoir, “The Maddie Diaries.” She recently starred in the campaign for the fragrance Kate Spade New York, serves as a Fabletics brand ambassador and collaborated with cosmetics brand Morphe on her own makeup palette.
Millie Bobby Brown
Net Worth: $10 million
Largely considered the breakout star of “Stranger Things,” Millie Bobby Brown has scored two Emmy nominations for her work as Eleven on the Netflix series. She’s only 16 years old, but Brown has been one of television’s top-earning stars since 2018, when her salary was increased to $350,000 per episode, according to Variety.
The busy teen has several films on the horizon, including “Godzilla vs. Kong” and she also helms clean beauty brand Florence by Mills.
Net Worth: $14 million
She rose to fame on “Dance Moms,” and now 17-year-old Jojo Siwa is everywhere. A Nickelodeon star since 2017, the singer and actress also has 12 million YouTube subscribers. Her product empire is vast, including collections at Claire’s and Walmart. Known for her love of sparkles, Forbes estimates she’s earned at least $400 million on the sale of hair bows alone.
Siwa’s 2019 “D.R.E.A.M. The Tour” earned $27 million, according to Billboard. More dates of her inaugural tour are scheduled for 2021, further enhancing her wealth.
Net Worth: $25 million
Discovered by accident, Billie Eilish uploaded her first song “Ocean Eyes” to SoundCloud in 2016, and became an overnight sensation. The five-time Grammy winner is only 19 years old, but Forbes estimates her 2020 earnings at $53 million — meaning her net worth will almost definitely go up the next time it’s calculated.
Eilish reportedly earned $25 million for an Apple documentary, according to Forbes. Her album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was also the top seller of 2019, with 3.9 million units sold.
Ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her 2020 “Where Do We Go? World Tour” sold out immediately in America — as well as most other countries — according to Variety. Ticket prices averaged $234, according to SeatGeek.
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