10 Richest Child Stars in Hollywood!

Mention the term “child star” and many of us cringe. Child actors and actresses have gotten a bad rep thanks to the Lindsay Lohans of Hollywood. We expect them to make ludicrous amounts of money for a short amount of time and then implode. However, many child stars have done exceptionally well for themselves, at least financially.

Here are 10 of the richest child stars in Hollywood…

7. Macaulay Culkin

Net Worth: $15 Million

Macaulay Culkin – who rocketed to fame with the “Home Alone” franchise – became the highest paid child actor in the mid ‘90s. He earned a reported $8 million to star in “Getting Even With Dad.” His fame didn’t last though. In adulthood, Culkin took a break from his career and has more or less faded into oblivion.

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7. Angus T. Jones

Net Worth: $15 Million

When he was only 17-years-old, Angus T. Jones became the highest paid child actor in television. His contract with “Two and a Half Men” guaranteed him $7.8 million over two seasons, which amounted to a whopping $300,000 per episode.

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6. Dakota Fanning

Net Worth: $16 Million

Dakota Fanning – who rose to fame with star roles in “I Am Sam,” “Man on Fire,” “War of the Worlds,” and “Charlotte’s Web” – is one of the most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood. For the film “Breaking Dawn,” she received a reported $4 million.

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6. Selena Gomez

Net Worth: $16 Million

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.

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5. The Jonas Brothers

Net Worth: $30 Million

The three Jonas Brothers – Kevin, Joe, and Nick – gained popularity after appearing on the Disney Channel and releasing four albums. The brothers have sold 17 million albums worldwide and are worth a reported $30 million.

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4. Emma Watson

Net Worth: $60 Million

Emma Watson became a very wealthy young lady thanks to the “Harry Potter” franchise. For “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” and “Part 2,” she earned a reported $15 million per film.

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3. Daniel Radcliffe

Net Worth: $80 Million

Daniel Radcliffe has become one of the wealthiest young men in Britain thanks to his involvement in the wildly successful “Harry Potter” films. For “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” he earned a reported $33 million!

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2. Miley Cyrus

Net Worth: $150 Million

It looks like Miley Cyrus almost twerked herself to the top! According to Parade’s annual salary survey, the young starlet earned a reported $76.5 million in 2013. After her scandalous performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV’s Video Music Awards, downloads of her single “Wrecking Ball” shot up by 124-percent!

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2. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Net Worth: $150 Million Each

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – who got their start on the family sitcom “Full House” – are among the wealthiest women in entertainment. At the age of six, they founded their own company, Dualstar, and once they turned 18, they became co-presidents. The twins have also amassed a large fortune with their clothing lines, which include The Row and Elizabeth & James.

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1. Justin Bieber

Net Worth: $160 Million

Justin Bieber has done very well for himself. The Canadian native caught the world by storm in 2009 with his album “My World” and, in terms of his earnings, it has been smooth sailing ever since. In 2012, he brought home $55 million thanks to touring, album sales, and endorsements. In 2013, Bieber outdid himself with an income of $58 million.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.